A & D Application/Project Engineer

Position: A&D Application/Project Engineer

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Embark on a thrilling career journey with PWR Performance Products, a true success story that began with a father and son’s vision. We are a renowned name in top-tier global motorsports, and we’ve grown into a powerhouse with over 500 talented staff across Australia, America, and the UK, now listed on the ASX stock exchange. Join our vibrant team in our state-of-the-art facility, featuring advanced technologies including a controlled atmosphere brazing furnace, CNC machine shop, and an in-house wind tunnel. Be part of our rapid growth, shaping the future of our traditional markets and venturing into thrilling industries such as electric, aerospace, and defense. Now is the perfect time to join us as we drive innovation and meet unprecedented demand. Unleash your potential and be part of our exciting journey.

Why Join PWR?

  • A career not just a job. We’re serious about supporting our people build fantastic careers and have a commitment to promoting from within. Multiple members of our executive team started in our entry level positions.
  • Free uniforms that not only ensure a professional appearance but also eliminate the hassle and expense of maintaining a work wardrobe.
  • All employees receive 50% off all PWR products. We also have great discounts across other automotive suppliers and financial wellbeing programs.
  • Work with the latest and greatest technology.
  • Experience PWR’s thriving and inclusive company culture, where our long-standing staff members reflect our commitment to creating a supportive and rewarding work environment.
  • We value and recognize outstanding achievements through our recognition program, which includes monetary rewards for Employee of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Employee of the Month, and Apprentice of the Quarter.

The Opportunity:

This is a great opportunity to join our Indianapolis team as an Aerospace & Defense Application/Project Engineer.  In this role you will develop technical solutions with customers through close collaboration with engineering and design teams to leverage PWR’s engineering service capabilities and commercialize opportunities to deliver value to the customer and PWR. This role requires ownership of projects won to deliver high-level customer service from order placement to delivery of the project and providing ongoing support as required. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, self-starter, with a passion for building that requires minimal supervision, looking to develop professionally alongside a fast-growing company where they can contribute their skills.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Customer correspondence – discussing technical and commercial issues with customers for new and on-going projects.
  • Collaborating with other elements of the A&D group including design, analysis and modeling as well as manufacturing to develop project solutions.
  • Develop project timing and detailed quotations including potential qualification testing and analysis needed.
  • Release and coordination of projects for manufacturing.
  • Ensuring customer requirements, quality and project timing is being met with projects progressing through manufacturing by working closely with internal PWR North America production and quality teams.
  • Working closely with procurement and suppliers to source unique project materials or services.
  • Product development and improving engineering processes – working to uphold the highest standard of AS9100 and ITAR
  • Leverage product knowledge and technical understanding to assist with new sales opportunities.
  • Failure analysis and review of existing products to develop improvements where possible.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent in Engineering with 1-3+ years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience managing design processes and competent use of CAD for component or project review
  • Experience with ITAR/AS9100/TS16949 working environments, requirements, and restrictions.
  • Advanced level computer skills and excellent customer service skills with strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate across global teams, customers, and manufacturing units.
  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U. S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. PWR will require proof of status prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven manufacturing experience – experience with heat exchangers in aerospace or defense markets is highly sought after.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment

How to Apply:

Please apply with your Resume and cover letter including salary expectations.

PWR is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, committed to ethical practices and embracing the principles of cultural diversity and inclusion PWR also promotes a smoke-free work environment.

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