Sr. Valve Design Engineer – Fluid Control Components – Aerospace Applications

Valcor specializes in the design and manufacture of Solenoid Valves and control components for liquids and gases in critical applications in the aerospace, nuclear, light industrial and scientific industries.

Valcor is one of the largest and most recognized suppliers of fluid control products in the aircraft, aerospace, and military fields. In fact, almost every airborne vehicle depends on Valcor in some way.

Valcor’s strength and reputation are the result of delivering high-quality, reliable fluid control products to customers with unique and hard-to-handle applications. Our heritage of more than six decades of technical innovation and reliable performance is evident in every valve we manufacture and supply to customers. Valcor’s professional production staffs take pride in applying their skills, with the latest technology and equipment, to create truly superior products.

Thus, the millions of diverse valves we’ve made have one basic thing in common: QUALITY.

Job Title Sr. Valve Design Engineer – Fluid Control Components – Aerospace Applications
Location Springfield, NJ
Reports to Director, Aerospace Engineering
Benefits Company Sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Company Matching 401(k)
Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience/education

This assignment requires an engineer who can take customer requirements for an Aerospace fluid control component /system and create a viable design solution that can be carried through, design, development, testing and manufacture. Proven record of design, analysis and development of fuel, hydraulic and/or pneumatic valves for space or aircraft applications is required.

The successful candidate will be a hands-on person coming from a high precision (low volume) component manufacturing business in the aerospace industry, who performs conceptual and detailed design engineering functions with other support resources like design/drafting, technical writing, and qualification test personnel.

Essential Functions
  • Candidate should be able to complete new projects from creation of proposals through development, qualification, and production support.
  • Determines feasibility of designs considering costs, time limitations, planning, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Applies engineering principles to design, develop, or modify new or existing products.
  • Conducts analytical studies on engineering proposals to develop design for products, associated and subsystems components, and structures.
  • Analyzes engineering data to determine feasibility of product proposals, equipment specifications, performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing facilities and methods.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Prepares or directs preparations of component or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product or system.
  • Plans and develops experimental test programs.
  • Prevents or eliminates defects in new or existing products.
  • Uses computer-assisted engineering software and equipment.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or the technical equivalent, Advanced Degree and or Professional Engineer License beneficial
  • Min 5 years of hands-on experience designing fluid control components like Valves, Regulators, Pressure Vessels etc. for aerospace industry.
  • Extensive project engineering and communication skills
  • Current knowledge of engineering and technical publications to help keep abreast of technological changes and developments in the Aerospace industry.
  • Understanding or Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing techniques and methods.
  • Hands-on experience with software like ANSYS, Solid Works, Pro-E or equivalent.
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced, “hands-on” environment.