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Propeller Integration Engineer

Company: Hartzell Propeller
Location: Piqua
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Tailwind Technologies Inc.Tailwind Technologies Inc. is the parent company of Hartzell Propeller and Hartzell Engine Technologies. The corporation is organized to facilitate growth, both organically and through acquisition of additional operating companies. These are held as subsidiaries and operate as stand-alone businesses. All of the entities are held privately by brothers, James W. Brown III and Joseph W. Brown. Tailwind Technologies Inc. has a long and steady track record of profitable growth, dating to the acquisition of Hartzell Propeller in 1987. Hartzell Propeller Inc.Hartzell Propeller Inc. is a world class engineering and manufacturing company offering the broadest range of propeller systems in the aviation industry. We design, develop, test, manufacture, and support constant-speed aluminum and composite propeller systems for all categories of aircraft, ranging from general aviation to military applications.The company traces its history to 1914, where a relationship between Orville Wright and Robert Hartzell led to the manufacture of the first Hartzell propeller in 1917. The company was founded on the principle of "Built on Honor" - a clear and abiding value in our business.Job SummaryThe Propeller Integration Engineer is responsible for the prediction of propeller aerodynamic performance using analytical tools. The Propeller Integration Engineer will also be responsible for the integration of propellers with various aircraft. This includes aerodynamic performance, acoustic and control system aspects. When necessary, aerodynamic and structural design and analysis of propeller blades will be performed. Periodic domestic and / or foreign travel will be required.Key Deliverables:1) Calculate aerodynamic performance for propellers.2) Evaluate propeller installation alternatives- generating and selecting the best aerodynamic design solutions.3) Perform propeller blade aerodynamic and structural design.4) Perform control system analyses and simulation of propeller operating characteristics5) Communicate with customers regarding design, configuration and installation issues.6) Manage project assignmentsFirst Year Success Factors 1) Attend Propeller Integration course (or review course materials if course is unavailable)2) Learn to operate Hartzell in-house analysis tools (aerodynamic performance, noise, controls, icing, etc.)3) Become proficient with Matlab and Simulink commercial software4) Manage a number of concurrent project assignments5) Demonstrate proficiency with company product data management structureRequirements: Education/ExperienceBS in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering. Airplane pilot experience and knowledge of General Aviation aircraft is highly desirable. Technical Competencies1) Excellent verbal and written communication skills2) Demonstrated interest/ ability in aviation 3) Proficient Computer Skills (MS-Office minimum) 4) Knowledge of low speed aerodynamics a. Familiarity with airfoil design/characteristics and wing design characteristics.b. Familiarity with CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) analyses, wind tunnel testing and flight testing.c. Familiarity with propellers, rotors, fans or compressors.5) Knowledge of Aircraft Performancea. Familiarity with airplane performance charts and flight manuals.Behavioral Characteristics 1) Adaptability - Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in the work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.2) Continuous Learning - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.3) Innovation - Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.4) Manages Work - Effectively manages one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.5) Tenacity - Stays with a position or plan of action until the desired objective is obtained or is no longer reasonably attainable.6) Work Standards - Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.7) Contributes to Team Success - Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.Salary ExpectationsCompetitive compensation & benefits package EEO/AA/E-Verify Employer


Keywords: Hartzell Propeller, Dayton , Propeller Integration Engineer, Engineering , Piqua, Ohio

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