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Spirit AeroSystems MR&D Controls Engineer 2 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


  • Concept design through detailed design of automation solutions involving robotics, software development, sensor integration

  • Defines engineering requirements and compliance approaches up front

  • Defines test and certification plans

  • Assesses or evaluates product performance and manufacturing cost and viability.

  • Performs trade studies for design alternatives

  • Generate the programs for the equipment, including HMI, Robots, and/or SCADA.

  • Testing and production support of automation solutions.

  • Write manuals for the operation and maintenance of the equipment

  • Estimate project schedules and cost

  • Progresses concept through initial configuration, prototyping, risk reduction, and mature technology readiness.

  • Documents and communicates plans and evaluations for future work packages, i.e. bid and proposal.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ of experience in Software development and/or Robot programming and/or Industrial Automation

  • Software Development: Python / C++ / C# / Git

  • CAD: Working knowledge of popular 2D/3D CAD software

  • U.S. Citizenship required

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Robotics: Knowledge of Robot Operating System (ROS)

  • 3D programming: Unity; OpenGL libraries


  • Working knowledge of AI toolkits such as Scikit Learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch

  • Programming knowledge of Ignition

    Education requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science ABET accredited 4 year Engineering or Engineering Technology degree

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2021-6559

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/10/2021 3:45 PM)

Category Engineering