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Textron Rapid Prototyping Composites Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Rapid Prototyping Composites Engineer


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

The Rapid Prototyping organization is to serve Bell’s Innovation and Program teams by transforming their designs into concept demo air vehicles, fabrication of risk reduction test articles, and collaborate with design teams beginning at project inception to accelerate project execution. The RP organization is comprised of four teams: Build Team, Rapid Prototyping Center, Experimental Tooling, and External Manufacturing (RP supply base for parts and assemblies not built in house).

This job requisition is for a position within External Manufacturing focused on composites commodities produced by various processes, from hand lay-up of prepreg to additive using Selective Laser Sintering. The candidate who applies for this job requisition has responsibility to perform and/or lead the initiatives listed below:

Primary Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate DFM at detail part and sub assembly level to ensure readily producible designs

  • Collaborate with the Design Teams and Build Team to reduce defects, rework or design changes

  • Manage part requests through producibility checks, process and supplier selection, and tracking of progression through the delivery to the requestor on time.

  • Manage external relationships with Rapid Prototyping supply base to ensure methods, procedures, and build aspects meets the requirements of the program execution plan

  • Responsible for expanding Rapid Prototyping supply base to meet current and future needs

  • Partner and collaborate with internal and industry-known Technical Subject Matter Experts

  • Proactively pursue the integration and implementation of new methods, procedures and processes are implemented.

  • Execution of external supply chain sources to meet Program schedule and requirements

  • Will be the onsite representative at the supplier to resolve technical challenges

  • Ensure air vehicle build methodology is incorporated at the supplier in support of next higher assembly

  • Develop current and future talent within the Rapid Prototyping Organization

  • Establish RP as the organization of choice for experimental part/assembly fabrication

  • Establish and foster relationships with Innovation, Military and Commercial peers



  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering or relevant/related disciplines

  • All years of experience in composite design, processes, tooling & manufacturing will be considered

  • Manufacturing experience in both composite details and assemblies

  • Exposure to supplier development initiatives

  • Knowledge and utilization of Bell and industry process specifications

  • Exposure to CATIA and/or Enovia

  • In-field or MRB Experience, SAP familiarity, and understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) are a plus

Don’t miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment where you feel a sense of belonging. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where unique experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 282529