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Avion focuses on Full Flight Simulator design, manufacturing, and operation. Avion enables airlines to train at their home base, giving them complete control of the training schedule. This way, airlines can cut costs and CO2 emissions and have a well-rested flight crew. In other words: it benefits economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.
 
In early 2023, Avion entered into an agreement with an Indian Flight Training Company to supply eight Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators. The new center is scheduled to open in 2024, with two Avion A320 simulators being shipped to India and certified by the Indian civil aviation authority, DGCA. The remaining six simulators will be built and delivered in about eighteen months.
 
Avion is also ramping up its R&D activities by developing a Full Flight Simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, developing new functions like lesson plans, debrief tool and software updates for the Airbus A320 simulator. To support the enhanced R&D program, Avion will expand its team in the coming months.

About the job

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design and layout of all mechanical fixtures, apparatus, and structures used in a wide range of mechanical installations on board the Avion Simulators. These mechanical installations do include but are not limited to, structural engineering, footprint and blueprint engineering. The Mechanical Engineer also defines all documentation and guidelines for assembly, installation, testing and repair.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

Design
Develops and designs Mechanical components & assemblies (both 3D & 2D), including piping, structural engineering, and other mechanical components. Develops and designs required test procedures and final product criteria and makes adjustments as needed. Selects components based on functionality, reliability, cost, delivery time and required certification. The Mechanical Engineer works closely with the Electrical and System engineers to optimize the overall design.

Manufacturing
Identifies internal (Engineering colleagues) and external resources (suppliers) required to support the product development. Ensures that these resources are assigned to the engineering process. Provides data for the mechanical bill of materials and makes recommendations regarding production processes to suppliers and manufacturers. Provides off- and onsite assistance and support during assembly, commissioning and operation.

Documentation
Ensures that required product documentation (requirements and design/product specifications) is created and released in a timely manner to allow efficient design progress. Maintains the Design Document for assigned projects throughout the development process.

Work experience

• At least 4 years of experience in a similar position.
• Profound knowledge of mechanical design principles and safety and compliance standards (e.g. NEN; CE).
• Knowledge of/or experience with CAD programs (preferably SolidWorks and PDM systems).
• Knowledge of/or experience with FEM programs is a plus.

Education, requirements, and skills

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or secondary vocational education (Technical College) + demonstrable relevant experience.
• Team player.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Strong work ethic: comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company environment.
• Willingness to travel abroad to support installations and production of the simulator in our factory in Almelo, The Netherlands.

Location

This job position is based at our office in Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands. Occasionally visiting customers abroad is part of the job.

Become a part of Avion

Working at Avion means having a challenging job in a successful and entrepreneurial environment where initiative and a high degree of freedom in acting are basic principles. Working together within and between teams is essential for our success. Likewise, we cooperate closely with our partners and customers to achieve the best results. You will have significant influence and responsibility for the outcome of technically challenging projects.
 
Avion will create the conditions that enable you to truly grow as a (technical) specialist. We will provide support, training and opportunities to further develop your talents in a stimulating & inspiring environment.
 
Avion is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At Avion, we are committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success. 
 
Do you think you meet the criteria, and are you up for a new challenge? We look forward to hearing from you! Email us at careers@aviongroup.aero (no recruiters). Please include your motivation letter and resume. The selected candidate will start as soon as possible.
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