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

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

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

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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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 Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-01-22-08:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USACollins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by...
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Windsor Locks, CT

Associate Aerospace Mechanical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewThe Angelus Corporation is a dynamic, rapidly growing technology company serving major customers in the aerospace & defense markets. By consistently providing quality, timely engineering solutions to solve our customers' most important challenges, Angelus has become an...
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Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
SummaryThe goal of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Co-op Program is to provide qualified engineering students the opportunity to perform meaningful and practical work in their chosen field while they are completing the requirements for their undergraduate degree. The Engineering Co-op program...
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Saint Augustine, FL

Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionSummaryThe goal of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Co-op Program is to provide qualified engineering students the opportunity to perform meaningful and practical work in their chosen field while they are completing the requirements for their undergraduate degree. The Engineering...
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Saint Augustine, FL

Project and Applications Engineer: Thermal Fluids

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GTI) is looking for a Project and Applications Engineer - Thermal Fluids 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...
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Mid Level MC-130J Flight Test Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewModern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is co-owned by more than 900 engineers, analysts, and professionals dedidcated to providing high caliber services to aerospace and defense and intelligence customers across the US. We are always looking for the best to join us as we grow.
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Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER INTERN POSITIONSLeading manufacturer of mission critical aerospace and defense components is seeking candidates to work summer intern positions.Texstars is seeking current Engineering Students wishing to gain valuable first-hand experience while working as Interns throughout...
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Grand Prairie, TX

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Job descriptionThe Mechanical Engineer Intern works in a cooperative team environment with other mechanical engineers. His/her main task is the in-depth analysis and troubleshooting of the final Enovia2016 and SolidWorks2017 integration as well as assisting the mechanical engineering team with the...
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Grand Prairie, TX

Flight Operations Mechanic

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Saint Louis,Missouri,United States D3110A This position will be working in Operations, as a Quality Inspector or Flight Operations Mechanic, supporting the production and modification of military aircraft.Flight encompasses all of the duties of the following job classifications:Inspector Aircraft,...
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St. Louis, MO