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Principal Pneumatic Engineer at CIRCOR International, Inc

Principal Pneumatic Engineer

CIRCOR International, Inc Hauppauge, NY Full Time
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Principal Pneumatic Engineer

BUSINESS: Aerospace & Defense (A&D)

LOCATION: Hauppauge, NY

REPORTS TO: Manager of Engineering

CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) is one of the world’s leading providers of mission critical flow control products and services for the Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. The Company has a product portfolio of market-leading brands serving its customers’ most demanding applications. CIRCOR markets its solutions directly and through various sales partners to more than 14,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. The Company has a global presence with approximately 3,200 employees and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more Ainformation, visit the Company’s investor relations website at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Principal Pneumatic Engineer 

About CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense 

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.

Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California. 

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, Hauppauge, NY

The Hauppauge NY facility, manufactures and supplies engineered critical control components and sub-systems based on customer requirements to the aerospace and medical equipment markets. A new lean manufacturing facility which features a class 10K clean room for flight critical pressure regulators, model line cells for pneumatic weapons release systems, centrifuge production line for blood separation technologies, and an additional production area for kinetic switch components and modules.


  • Kinetic Switches
  • Pneumatic Power Modules
  • Landing Gear Blowdown
  • High Pressure Regulators
  • Pneumatic UAV Rail & Tube Launchers
  • Blood / Plasma Centrifuges
  • Pneumatic Pinch Valves


Position Summary

The Principal Pneumatic Engineer will support engineering project activity through the design and development of aerospace qualified hardware made to customer specification. This can include the conceptual design and development of specialized kinetic switches using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) tools, as well as some limited pneumatic fluid power control products (i.e. regulators, valves, etc.). Experience in the design of control valves and detail mechanical components is an absolute must.

As the Principal Pneumatic Engineer, you will collaborate with customers, sales teams, engineering project team members and management as necessary, so be sure to come to the table with an outgoing personality and excellent communication skills. 

Principal Activities

  • Works with Sales, Engineering project team members and Engineering management to ascertain compliance of kinetic switches to the technical specifications, request for quotations (RFQ) and statement of work (SOW)
  • Collaborates as necessary to generate details, assembly drawings, models, bills of materials (BOM), associated production and development procedures/reports
  • Generates design modifications to existing switch designs, which will satisfy new customer driven design requirement(s)
  • Creates new designs which are based on proven products, but may need scaling and/or geometrical changes that will meet new design requirements
  • Provides design solutions to manufacturing problems and sustaining business
  • Coordinates and/or prepares the creation of production drawings and documentation
  • Reviews, coordinates and/or drafts procedures for hardware development, acceptance and qualification testing
  • Provides technical and supervisory guidance to the personnel assigned to support the project, including proposal and development work
  • Directs building of prototypes and development hardware
  • Coordinates and directs the required design/technical activities for assigned projects as assigned by the cognizant engineer(s)
  • Completes relevant documentation within the Engineering department for procurement, fabrication and testing
  • Performs and/or verifies engineering testing/calculations to meet performance and safety margins
  • Prepares and presents information package, including all typical supplier document requirement list (SDRL), for internal design reviews
  • Develops, maintains, and tracks project schedules



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Design of detail mechanical components/control valves
  • Project management
  • Technical Writing – Acceptance Test Procedures, Design Reports, Qualification Test Procedure/Reports.
  • Hands-On experience – Assembly, setup and testing, troubleshooting, laboratory testing
  • Electrical testing, precision testing using meters
  • Design application
  • CADD - Solidworks
  • Stress analysis - ANSYS/FEA
  • Experience working with switches is a plus
  • Understanding of circuit boards is a plus
  • The ability to demonstrate CIRCOR’s Values & Absolutes, which are: Customer Intimacy, Team Before Self, Commitment & Accountability, Speed, Excellence & Innovation, Safety, Ethics & Controls
  • The ability to demonstrate CIRCOR’s Core Competencies, which are: Adaptability, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Focus, Drive for Results & Accountability, Innovation, Leadership, Talent Development, Teamwork & Inclusion, Technical/Functional Skills

Education & Experience

  • BSME degree
  • 5 years minimum experience in the design and development of mechanical assemblies
  • US Citizenship is required

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities, and committed to Diversity & Inclusion


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