Rockwell Collins Design Engineer - Standard Products in Winston Salem, North Carolina

B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.

B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at

B/E Aerospace's Oak Plaza operations are comprised of the core enabling functions, including: Engineering, Research & Development, Program Management, Product Support, Strategic Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Finance and Human Resources. Together these functional teams collaborate to help engineer the most innovative and highest quality main cabin economy and premium aircraft seating for various customers around the globe.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Design Engineer in our Seating Products business located in Winston-Salem, NC.


  • Design ownership of product life-cycle including initial concept through production and product support.

  • Design mechanical components and assemblies with an emphasis on manufacturability, reliability and maintainability. Create and manage Bill of Materials

  • Perform engineering calculations to determine the size and strength of components. Solve design problems and check computations contributing to analytical designs.

  • Prepare, modify and release drawings created in CAD (Unigraphics NX) to verify fit, form and function of mechanical designs.

  • Verify structural acceptability of designs by testing prototypes for reliability and FAA certification through dynamic crash testing.

  • Utilize engineering tools such as FMEAs, FEA, and DFMA to validate design content.

  • Evaluate materials and parts for use in new designs including communicating with current and new suppliers.

  • Operate in a team environment with other functional areas providing input to design solutions and participate in design reviews.


  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from a four-year accredited college/university required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Eight (8) years' of experience in a product design discipline.

  • Experience working with CAD software such as Unigraphics, Solidworks, Pro-E, and/or Catia required. Experience using and/or willingness to learn and use Unigraphics NX.

  • Experience with full product life cycle design using 3D modeling in a production environment is required.


  • Prior experience in the design of mechanical systems for commercial aircraft seating products is preferred.

  • Experience working with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) principles.

  • Familiarity with FAA requirements a plus.

  • Experience with routing of electrical cables, and/or knowledge of applicable aircraft specs.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.