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Senior-Level Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1700016894 Date posted 11/03/2017
Location Saint Louis Missouri United States
Job Description

The BDS Specialty Engineering Capability is looking for a talented Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineer to support the design and test of weapon systems (St Charles) and fixed wing tactical fighters (Hazelwood). The selected candidate will be tasked with performing detailed reliability, maintainability, and testability design work on one of our major programs.  Typical Tasks include:

• Analyzes customer provided requirements and develop a reliability engineering program to achieve customer reliability objectives.

• Allocates top level reliability quantitative requirements to design teams. Performs reliability predictions to track performance.

• Analyzes projected product utilization and calculates cumulative effect on final system reliability of individual part reliabilities.

• Performs failure mode and effect analysis and formulates mathematical models, to identify items posing excessive failure and safety risks and support proposed changes in design.

• Develops computer models and uses the results to analyze, predict and adjust design to maintain and/or improve system reliability.

• Active participant on design teams, provides guidance and recommendations to designers and management to ensure reliability objectives are met. 

• Interfaces with the customer and management at major design review meetings to provide reliability findings and recommendations.

• Determines test profiles for units requiring environmental type testing and specifies specific objectives of the tests and defines successes criteria.

• Provides inputs to proposals for submittals to customers. Review subcontractors' proposals for reliability program and submits evaluation for decision.

• Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements.

• Observes conduct of tests at supplier, plant, or field locations to evaluate reliability factors, such as numbers and causes of unit failures.

• Monitors failure data generated by product users to assess reliability performance in the field and develop strategies for product improvement.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Engineering Core

Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


The successful candidate is a self starter with the ability to plan, design, develop, and verify a balanced lifecycle system solution is achieved within a collaborative environment.   Within this collaborative environment the selected candidate may also assist with analyses ranging from affordability, system safety, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance, and other mission and system effectiveness evaluations.


Military experience, while not required is desirable

Prior experience in one or more of the following domains is preferred - Avionics, Radar, Sensors, Hydro Mechanical, Mechanisms, or Structural Engineering & Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Failure Reporting And Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA), Built-in Test (BIT) Development and Maturation of Mission Systems Avionics.

Must have an active (or are you able to obtain) a U.S. Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.

Must be a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15?  “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


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Individual Contributor

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