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Manager of Sustaining Engineering

Redmond, WA

Posted: 03/07/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 1839415 Pay Rate: 100k/year - 165k/year

Job Description

Why should you be interested?

New contracts with the US Military and multiple commercial customers has out this aerospace manufacturer of a 20+ YOY growth trajectory. Rainier Recruiting has partnered with an aerospace company that partners with OEMs and operators of aircraft all over the world. This company has hired multiple successful employees already from Rainier Recruiting who have reported that it is a very good company to work for. Passive candidates who are employed and curious to hear are more than welcome to have a “no-commitment” conversation with our Recruiting team about why this could be an exciting career opportunity.

Compensation: $130,000 - $180,000 base salary (negotiable based on experience) plus up to 10% bonus potential.

Location: Redmond, WA. This role will be 100% onsite, with an option to work from home 2-3 days per month. The hired employee must live within daily commuting distance of Redmond, WA.


What this company offer you:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision that begins your first day of employment
  • Life Insurance and accidental death
  • Tuition assistance
  • 401(k) with employer match that begins your first day of employment
  • Employee Stock Purchase program
  • Generous time off programs (PTO, FTO, sick leave), 3-5 weeks minimum in your first year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health care and Dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • Company Paid Training
  • Career Development and Growth
  • Opportunity to grow into more senior level roles with the company as we grow


Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced and versatile person to join our sustaining engineering team. The sustaining engineering team supports a variety of sophisticated electromechanical and hydromechanical components used on aircraft, rotorcraft and space vehicles. The sustaining engineering group works across all departments from the product design through final inspection and acts as the technical point of contact for our customers and suppliers. 

The ideal candidate has a strong aerospace background and familiarity with design, manufacture and production of electromechanical and hydromechanical products and has a passion for supporting internal and external customers. Experience as a technical leader or technical mentor is desired.

Essential Function of the Job:
  • Customer and supplier technical support 
  • Product improvement projects
  • Production support 
  • Product failure and reliability investigations 
  • Supplier technical support 


Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree (BS) in mechanical or aerospace engineering or related education
  • 15 years’ experience in related fields desired
  • Excellent communication skills with leadership potential
  • Strong experience with detail design of hydraulic and/or electromechanical components
  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods, inspection methods, GD&T
  • Experience with failure investigations, RCCA
  • Expert level knowledge of GD&T desired but not required
  • 3D modeling (Solidworks and/or CATIA experience) desired but not required
  • Knowledge of stress analysis using FEA and classical methods desired but not required
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, proof of US Citizenship or US Personhood is required

Who is Rainier Recruiting?

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search.

Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate.

Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.


Meet Your Recruiter

Lauren Klemp
Senior Recruiter

Lauren has over 6 years of full cycle recruitment experience, with a demonstrated history of partnering with clients to make key placements ranging from A16Z seed stealth projects to FAANG companies. She started her recruiting career in Seattle, WA within the Aerospace industry and has branched into various industries and skillsets since.  

Her true passion/purpose is creating close & intentional relationships with both hiring managers and professionals looking for a better fit career opportunity. When she’s not at work you can find her on the beaches of San Diego playing volleyball, swimming in the ocean, or cooking at home accompanied by her beloved cat, Gus. 


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