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Honeywell Sr. Advanced Mechanical Design Engineer in South Bend, Indiana

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future.

That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

Be part of a team that designs aircraft wheels and brakes for commercial and military aerospace industry. You will perform structural analysis on aircraft brake assemblies during all phases of the IPDS process, starting with Requirement Definition through Production Support, and Sunset. You will interact with representatives from other engineering functions based in South Bend, IN, as well as at sites in China, India, Mexico, and others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and size aircraft brake components and assemblies

  • Present and document analysis results

  • Review and approve aircraft brake component and assembly drawings

  • Review test procedures and reports

  • Witness structural tests

  • Evaluate manufacturing discrepancies

  • Support service issues

  • Review material failure reports

  • Support other product lines as needed

  • Improve existing engineering processes by eliminating non-value-added tasks and introducing automation through Python and other methods


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • At least 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Static analysis, including nonlinear and elevated temperature material behavior

  • Fatigue analysis for crack initiation

  • Damage tolerance analysis for crack growth, using NASGRO

  • Creep analysis

  • Finite element modeling experience in ANSYS

  • Engineering drawing interpretation


  • Ability to support multiple projects

  • Design for Six Sigma experience

  • Python experience

  • Design automation experience

  • PATRAN finite element modeling experience

  • ABAQUS solver experience

  • Mechanical design experience using Siemens NX, Catia, or similar CAD package

  • Carbon-carbon composite heat sink material experience

  • Ability to work independently

  • Willingness to learn new concepts

  • Good knowledge of aerospace industry

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.