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Engineering Project Manager

Onboard Systems has a full-time opening for an Engineering Project Manager to lead engineering teams in new product development.

Our Company

Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a thriving company that designs and manufactures sophisticated products for the worldwide helicopter industry. As a recognized leader in helicopter lift equipment, our products are chosen by helicopter operators and OEMs throughout the world. Our headquarters is located in Vancouver, WA, with direct access to I-205 and I-5.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Eleven paid holidays per year in addition to paid time off 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Cafeteria options for medical & dental coverage
  • 401(k) with automatic employer contribution
  • Collaborative, team-centric engineering culture
  • Immaculate, well-integrated facility 


  • Lead projects to success by applying demonstrated project management skills
  • Define, plan, communicate and track objectives for schedule, cost, and technical performance
  • Create, assign and ensure completion of tasks given project team members
  • Lead and manage teams of engineering/technical personnel
  • Apply a broad base of technical skills to perform detail design review
  • Ensure client satisfaction through regular communication and problem solving
  • In a small business setting, support team members by personally filling resource gaps
  • Possess assertive communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to occasionally travel


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical field
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in project management role; aerospace industry experience preferred
  • Background and experience in design/development of electro-mechanical products
  • Possess experience with aerospace standard materials, processes and standard hardware
  • Experience authoring and reviewing a variety of technical documentation, including user's manuals, maintenance instructions, qualification test plans, etc.
  • Competent with SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD software
  • General shop, machining, fabrication and mechanic experience a plus

How to apply

  • To apply for this position, email a resume and cover letter using the subject line "Job Position: Engineering Project Manager"
  • In the cover letter, describe how your specific background aligns with our required competencies, education, and experience.
  • Outstanding candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire, interview, and qualifying exercise.

To be considered for this position, you should have a solid work history, verifiable references, and be able to pass a mandatory drug and alcohol screening test. Onboard Systems is an equal opportunity employer.


Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing immediate shipment of most items. So while other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, we’re able to ship most equipment the same day it's ordered.

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