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Aviation Hardware Engineer

Company: Global Eagle Entertainment
Location: Lombard
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Hardware Engineer I

Global Eagle is the leading satellite-based provider of connectivity and media for fast-growing mobility markets across air, land and sea. The company provides the industry---s most comprehensive and advanced global product and services platform to organizations and people on the move.

Our customers include commercial airlines, business jets, cruise and ferry lines, yachts, and commercial shippers. In addition, it provides products and services for the world---s most remote land-based natural resource energy operations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and mobile network operators.

Supported by best-in-class and proprietary technologies, Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of solutions for connectivity and content, including Wi-Fi, on-demand video, multi-platform and multi-format entertainment content, interactive software, portable In Flight Entertainment solutions, content management services, ecommerce solutions, original content development, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services, and mission-critical communications.

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Role Summary

The Aircraft Engineering & LRU Integration group is primarily responsible for the development and qualification of connectivity and wireless IFE systems and components for line fit and retrofit of commercial aircraft.

Key Responsibilities

Hardware development and qualification of in-flight entertainment equipment for commercial aircraft, including:

Generating technical data including:

  • Engineering outline drawings

  • Equipment Schematics

  • 3D models

  • Component technical specifications

  • Qualification and system test plans

  • Qualification and system test reports


    • Researching and understanding FAA and/or OEM requirements for tech data, testing, and submittals

    • A basic understanding of running test software, and putting together a test setup prior to going into testing.

    • Execution of qualification testing to the DO-160 and aircraft OEM standards

    • Conducting system test for certification on the OEM factory line

      Other Responsibilities:

      • Participate in design reviews, review technical documentation and drawings

      • Interface with external groups such as the FAA, OEM, supplier and/or customer engineering group, and internal groups.


        • Bachelor---s degree in an engineering or related discipline

        • 0-2 years of experience in engineering

        • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

        • AutoCAD, Solid Works experience highly desired


          • Strong verbal and written communication skills

          • Commitment to the continuous process of education and development of him/herself

          • Shares knowledge, skills, experience and coaching for improvement

          • Works towards company goals

            Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

            Keywords: Global Eagle Entertainment, Chicago, Aviation Hardware Engineer, Engineering, Lombard, Illinois

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