Principal Pneumatic Engineer in Hauppauge, NY at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 8/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


BUSINESS:  Aerospace & Defense 

LOCATION:  Hauppauge, NY

DIRECT REPORTING: Manager, Engineering



Aerodyne Controls/CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., has the engineering capability to design, qualify and manufacture unique defense and commercial aerospace customer requirements. A new lean manufacturing facility, features a class 10,000 sqft clean room, a centrifuge system production line for blood separation technologies, and an additional production area for survival inflatables subsystems and components.



  • Mini Switches kinetic switches
  • Pneumatic Power Modules
  • Fuses
  • Hydraulic Valves
  • Cryogenic Valves
  • Plasma Centrifuges



Position Summary

Responsibilities include the conceptual design and development of kinetic switches as well as some limited pneumatic fluid power control products (i.e. regulators, valves, etc.). Accurately interprets customer specifications to design and develop aerospace qualified hardware. 

Designs specialized kinetic switches using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) tools to meet customer requests; and collaborates as necessary to generate details, assembly drawings, models, bills of materials (BOM), associated production and development procedures/reports. Primary purpose of the job is to execute assigned design work to support engineering project activity. 

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).
  • Generates design modifications to existing switch designs, which will satisfy a new customer driven design requirement(s).
  • Creates a new designs which are based on proven products, but may require 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).
  • Collaborates with Design Engineers or be able to perform all their activities.
  • Completes forms and 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.

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in design of detail mechanical components/control valves
  • Some project management.
  • Technical Writing – Acceptance Test Procedures, Design Reports, Qualification Test Procedure/Reports.
  • Hands-On Experience – Assembly, setup and testing, troubleshooting, laboratory testing
  • An interest in problem solving and continuous improvement, but no prior experience is required as training will be provided. 
  • Experience working with switches is a plus
  • Electrical testing, precision testing using meters
  • Experience or an understanding of circuit boards is a plus
  • Design application
  • CADD - Solidworks knowledge is preferred.
  • Stress analysis - ANSYS/FEA knowledge is preferred
  • Manufacturing Practices (preferred) – Machining, welding, stamping, molding, etc.

Personal Characteristics

    • The job holder should have an outgoing personality and be comfortable dealing with customers and internal personnel at all levels.
    • Creative
    • Positive “can do” attitude
    • Team contributor


  • US Persons Only (US citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee – all require proper identification and documentation).
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Pre-Employment Verifications:  Must pass background and reference checks and drug screening.
  • We are an E-Verify participant.

 Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and eight years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


  1. Mechanical Engineer Jobs
  2. Design Engineer Jobs