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Aerospace Process Engineer PFMEA

Mobile , Alabama

Job Category: Aerospace

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3657

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • This role is a great opportunity to develop your skills by getting involved in all aspects of how the Aircraft works, from initial design to in-orbit support.

  • As the person responsible for ensuring that the mission will operate as specified by the customer, you will be a key interface both in the project between disciplines, and to the customer, giving you an exceptional scope of interesting activities.

  • This role could progress to developing or utilizing your team leading skills to lead a team of architects on larger projects, including task organization within the team, schedule definition, cost and deliverables monitoring etc.

  • You will be responsible for defining how the mission works, in all nominal and failure scenarios.

  • Our activities cover the entire lifecycle of the mission, from R&D activities, through supporting proposals, initial concept and design, to launch and support to in-orbit commissioning activities!

  • You’ll become the expert on the ins and outs of how the satellite works, and perform activities such as:

    • Designing the mission operational concept, including requirements analysis, timeline definition, data flows.

    • Writing the Aircraft User Manual, including developing and testing the Flight Operational Procedures.

    • Co-engineering with other discipline architects, providing a key interface to the customer, project management and technical lead.

    • Defining the FDIR strategy and implementation, including inputs to the satellite database, and support to the satellite test teams.

  • Handle the Manufacturing/Process Engineer tasks necessary to perform the Control Plan.

  • Primary Task Responsibilities to support the Control Plan:

    • Be part of the Control Plan Multi-Functional Team (MFT).

    • Attend the weekly Control Plan MFT meeting.

  • Prepare & provide inputs for the Control Plan review:

    • Standard Operation Instruction Process Structure Drawings.

    • Support the Control Plan team to define inspections or control requirements.

    • Release the Control Plan output to the Process/Manufacturing Engineering team.

    • Alert and inform when a Control Plan update is needed: Drawing change, Process change.

    • Secure and confirm the requirements from Control Plan are correctly deployed into Shop Floor.

    • Capture inputs / feedbacks from the shop floor to the Control Plan team (problem, Improvements.



  • 3+ years of methods engineering background or experience in aerospace/aviation required.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Knowledge of Shot Peen processes preferred.

  • Previous experience in Operations, Systems Engineering, Process failure modes and effects analysis (PFMEA) is important.

  • Previous experience and intermediate knowledge of CATIA V5 required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field required.

  • Previous experience working within an ERP system preferred.

  • Lean manufacturing and training preferred.

  • Ability to understand aviation drawings, models and specifications.

  • Detail oriented, very organized with the ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English language.

  • This role will suit someone with an Operations, Systems Engineering, Process failure modes and effects analysis (PFMEA), Avionics Engineering, Break Fix or Risk analysis background from a complex technology (science, engineering, aerospace, rail, telecommunications, aviation, software automotive or similar) industry.



Location: Mobile, AL – Onsite


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.