2017 Aerospace Engineers
Median Pay: US$107,830
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
Duties

Aerospace engineers typically do the following:

  • Direct and coordinate the design, manufacture, and testing of aircraft and aerospace products
  • Assess proposals for projects to determine if they are technically and financially feasible
  • Determine if proposed projects will result in safe aircraft and parts
  • Evaluate designs to see that the products meet engineering principles, customer requirements, and environmental challenges
  • Develop acceptance criteria for design methods, quality standards, sustainment after delivery, and completion dates
  • Ensure that projects meet quality standards
  • Inspect malfunctioning or damaged products to identify sources of problems and possible solutions

Aerospace engineers may develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and spacecraft. They often specialize in areas such as aerodynamic fluid flow; structural design; guidance, navigation, and control; instrumentation and communication; robotics; and propulsion and combustion.

Aerospace engineers can specialize in designing different types of aerospace products, such as commercial and military airplanes and helicopters; remotely piloted aircraft and rotorcraft; spacecraft, including launch vehicles and satellites; and military missiles and rockets.

Aerospace engineers often become experts in one or more related fields: aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, flight mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, and guidance and control systems.

Aerospace engineers typically specialize in one of two types of engineering: aeronautical or astronautical.

Aeronautical engineers work with aircraft. They are involved primarily in designing aircraft and propulsion systems and in studying the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials. They work with the theory, technology, and practice of flight within the earth's atmosphere.

Astronautical engineers work with the science and technology of spacecraft and how they perform inside and outside the earth's atmosphere.

Aeronautical and astronautical engineers face different environmental and operational issues in designing aircraft and spacecraft. However, the two fields overlap a great deal because they both depend on the basic principles of physics.

ENG-PSA Intern

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-10-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits.Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-MSEN- Mechanical Systems, Externals and Nacelles Internship

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-16-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits.Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

Systems Engineer New College Grad!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Calling 2020 grads! Are you a college student who enjoys putting complex engineering systems together, testing and attempting to break them? Would you like to understand the possible modes of failure, developing fixes or redesigns, retesting and ultimately fielding a system which will perform with...
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Andover, MA

Engineering Intern/Co-Op (Fall 2019)

Type: Internship
Barnes Aerospace MRO East Granby has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a student who is interested in developing hands-on Engineering skills and experience. This internship requires initiative, ingenuity and willingness to learn and the ability to work independently. If you are a talented...
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Project and Applications Engineer: Engine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GT) is looking for a Project and Applications Engineer - Engine with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented, with outstanding analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is...
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ENG-HSE-Intern, Durability Engineer

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-08-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits!Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-HSE-Structures Intern

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-05-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits! Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-CE-Intern, General Engineering

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-02-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits.Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-CE-Customer Technical Services/Maintenance Data Engineer - Summer Intern

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-02-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAJob DescriptionThe sky has no limits.Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-HSE-Intern, Methods Engineer

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-07-01-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits! Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

ENG-HSE-Methods Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Date Posted:2019-07-01-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAThe sky has no limits! Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought...
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East Hartford, CT

Engineer Electrical-Product

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Company DescriptionMicrochip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of...
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Aircraft Painter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Work assignment for Process Mechanic - Aircraft Painter:Layout and paint lettering, pictures and background with or without aids.Fabricate stencils, mix paints, layout and apply stripes, layout and apply insignias.Setup and operate all power assisted and power operated benders.Form and modify...
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St. Louis, MO

Special Projects Electrician B

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
In this position employees perform/assist lower classified employees in the installation and fabrication of wiring harnesses/cables and electronic circuit boards that are considered special projects used in aerospace assemblies. The following tasks, duties and responsibilities are on an as required...
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Tukwila, WA

Project and Applications Engineer: Transmission and Driveline

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GT) is looking for a Project and Applications Engineer: Transmission and Driveline with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented, with outstanding analytic and problem-...
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Intern

Type: Internship
Do you want to be a part of a team that contributes to our nation's defense? At Trident Systems you could be a part of a team delivering world-class technology solutions that make a difference. Trident Systems is the way ahead in global aerospace and defense technology. We have customers in...
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Product Engineer - User Experience

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GT) is looking for a User Experience Product Engineer with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented, with outstanding analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also...
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2019 SVTAD New College Hire (AL) - Systems Engineer I

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Calling 2019 grads! Are you a college student who enjoys putting complex engineering systems together, testing and attempting to break them? Would you like to understand the possible modes of failure, developing fixes or redesigns, retesting and ultimately fielding a system which will perform with...
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Huntsville, AL

Aftermarket Engineering Development Program

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Date Posted:2019-03-22-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USAGo Beyond.The sky has no limits.Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never...
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East Hartford, CT

Project and Applications Engineer: Electric Motors and Drives

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GT) is looking for a Project Engineer - Electrical Applications with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented, with outstanding analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is...
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