- Aerospace engineers research, design and develop aerospace vehicles, aerospace systems and their components, and perform duties related to their testing, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance.
- They are employed by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers, air transport carriers, and in government educational and research institutions.
Aerospace engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
- Design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems and components such as aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, satellites and space-based communication systems.
- Develop and conduct computer simulations of aerospace vehicles, systems and components using advanced mathematical modelling.
- Prepare specifications for materials and processes to be used in aerospace manufacturing, maintenance, repair or modification.
- Supervise and co-ordinate the manufacturing, assembly modification, repair and overhaul of aircraft and spacecraft.
- Co-ordinate ground and flight tests of aircraft and spacecraft.
- Develop operational specifications, maintenance schedules and manuals for operators.
- Develop the technical phases of logistical and operational support for aerospace vehicles and systems.
- Investigate and report on structural or other component or system failures, accidents or incidents and prepare recommendations for corrective action.
- Aerodynamics Engineer
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Aircraft Design Engineer
- Stress Engineer – Aerospace
- Structural Engineer – Aerospace
- Systems Engineer – Aerospace
- Test Engineer – Aerospace
- A bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or in a related engineering discipline, such as mechanical engineering or engineering physics, is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
- Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
- Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
Most of the opportunities are in Ontario.
The wages range from $22.00/hr. to $50.46/hr. as per the location.