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QuEST Global Lead Mechanical Designer in Cincinnati, Ohio



Lead Mechanical Designer

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions

  • Create definition of parts, modules, and assemblies related to Aero-engines in the form of 2D cross sections, 3D reusable models, MBD in a linked model environment, tolerance stack-ups, change in design co-authoring and various other electronic data formats to support engineering, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, tooling, quality and inspection.

  • Developing new design models of Gas Turbine components like airfoils, blades, vanes, nozzles, shrouds, structures & cases etc.

  • Ownership of engine modules and control structures, collaborate with other designers to meet all design & interface requirements.

  • Lead the projects with support of designers, drafters, and deliver consistently on design tollgates for Aero-engine/ Gas Turbine components, modules and assemblies on modeling scope.

  • Work with engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain partners to determine dimensional constraints and geometric tolerances required for proper clearances and fits while maximizing manufacturing producibility, maintainability, reliability, and durability.

  • Ensure all interfaces between components & assemblies are established and agreed upon by engineering teams of mating parts and engine systems.

  • Experience in working with assembly models in Vismockup tool, save applicable models to the Digital Engine then maintain and support up to date digital engine builds.

  • Capable of performing and completing complex design models, free form & parametric modeling and checking complex drawings.

  • Expert understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) as it relates to individual parts and overall assemblies (ANSI Y14.5).

  • Spearhead product definition engineering initiatives to improve quality & speed, and develop checklists & review mechanisms for delivery excellence.

  • Expert knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), manufacturing processes, and in Siemens NX & Teamcenter environment.

  • Highly knowledgeable on gas turbine engines, engine components and their functions during engine operation.

  • Manage complete project work scopes within budgets and schedules, deliver quality while reporting sufficient project status updates for project management mechanisms.

  • Work within the guidelines of applicable Policies & Procedures, Engineering Standards, Specifications, and compliance procedures.

  • Manage consistent operational excellence on the assigned programs (i.e. metrics, partner interaction, OTD, FTY, Cost and responsiveness).

  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures.

  • Lead initiatives supporting evaluation and improvement of processes, tools, and methodologies & ensure best practices are used throughout the company.

Secondary Job Functions:

At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include:

  • Experience in engine assembly/ disassembly and shop build

  • Adherence to special security requirements and those pertaining to the special access environment

  • Drive global team development through communication, partnering and mentoring.

  • Understanding of various delivery excellence and quality control systems

  • Develop and mentor a team of engineers

  • Project Management: Execution and Support

  • Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews

  • Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability

  • Personnel Management

  • Onboarding and Professional Development: collaborate and mentor QuEST Team Members

  • Cross-functional teams

  • Geographic re-assignments

  • Enabler roles, such as Human Resources, Technology Development, and IT

  • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement


  • BS or associates degree (Mechanical/ Aerospace) from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 15+ years of 3D modeling experience)

  • Minimum 12-15 years of 3D modeling experience on Aero-engines/Gas turbines components

  • 5+ Years of experience in Siemens NX / Teamcenter environment

  • Good hands on experience in using MS Office ( Word, Excel, Power Point and similar tools)

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to interact with employees/managers at all levels with strong oral and written communication skills

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly office environment, work with desktops & telephones

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Self-motivated, assertive, disciplined, passionate, and organized

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to remain flexible to changing schedules and demands

  • Ability to prioritize and work with limited supervision

  • Strong time management skills

  • Proactive and able to take initiative and work in a fast paced environment

  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Cincinnati, OH

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Full Time-Regular

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United States

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Experience Level:

Senior Level