Kearfott Corporation, a global avionics motion control and navigation supplier, is a leader in the design and manufacture of precision motion control products and inertial control components. Our inertial guidance and navigation systems control military and commercial aircraft, military land vehicles, missiles, marine applications, satellites, and space instruments.
We are looking for talented individuals who want to be part of a world class work force. Join Kearfott and become part of a company that is recognized for technical expertise and respected world-wide as a 'full service' provider. For more information visit our website at
The Product Engineer I role is responsible for Kearfott products all throughout the life cycle; from proposal concept all the way to End Of Life. This includes prototype development and other New Product Introduction (NPI) activities culminating in the transition of new products into production, as well as incorporating product improvements/corrections to designs in current production.
Product Life Cycle Engineering- New Product Introduction
Participate as a member of a cross-functional team focused on development of customer funded projects as well as IR&D projects
Support cost proposal activity including selection of sources for purchased material
Transition of Product from concept in proposal to prototype- focus will be on assuring Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFM, DFA) and Design to Cost (DTC). Incumbent will be responsible for monitoring and assuring prototype builds meet design/manufacturing/cost intent. This will also include development testing and performing trade studies.
Transition from prototype to Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP)- Incumbent will be heavily involved in preparing the product for production. This will include developing ATPs, working with Test Equipment to aid test stand design, and assisting with Qualification testing.
Product Life Cycle Engineering- Current production
Support production lean manufacturing and product improvement initiatives
Support design issues in manufacturing. This will include:
Investigating/recommending/initiating design changes (due to poor FPY, process changes, material changes, obsolescence, etc.). This includes evaluating customer requested changes
Performing failure investigations (when required)
Internal customer centric attitude
Ability to work effectively in a cross functional team environment
Perform design analysis using ANSYS, MatLab, and other CAE tools
Drives for results; action oriented
Continuously improves in all aspects
Ability to effectively communicate, in writing and verbally, across functional areas
Education & Experience
B.S.in Engineering or significant equivalent experience
Must be U.S citizen
Must have DOD Security clearance or have ability to obtain a DOD Security clearance
This position is located at our Pine Brook, NJ facility. Relocation assistance is not available.
Kearfott is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to considering all applicants for employment without bias to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
Pine Brook, New Jersey, United States
Kearfott takes affirmative action as to all of the above to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to protected veterans, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Kearfott’s EEO/AA Policy is supported by all levels of Company management
The Kearfott name is synonymous with high performance, quality and reliability. The most demanding platforms rely on Kearfott for guidance and navigation, automatic fire control, precision line-of-sight targeting, electro mechanical actuation and control, precision motion sensing, and integrated motion control systems. Kearfott solutions have been in reliable service for decades aboard commercial and military aircraft, autonomous underwater vehicles, maritime vessels, land vehicles, and spacecraft around the globe.