Apr 18, 2019

Aviation R & D Engineer

  • JAARS, Inc.
  • 7405 Jaars Road, Waxhaw, NC, USA
Full time Engineering Missionary Mission Jobs Transportation

Job Description

Do engineering, creativity, and aviation go together for you? Be a needed part of Aviation support to Bible translation and spreading the Gospel around the world.

Join our research and development team as they look for ways to improve safety and design parts to improve the utilization and efficiency of aircraft in missions aviation.

Brief Description

Research and develop safety and design improvements, parts manufacturing, and practical repair procedures for JAARS aircraft.

  • For a full-time volunteer or a staff person who raises support
  • Must be able to work in the US


  • Use computer design software
  • Develop safety features and make design utilization improvements to our mission aircraft
  • Follow our FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval structure
  • Collaborate with our machine shop to manufacture needed parts
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively


  • Work collaboratively
  • Good computer skills
  • Creativity in design and manufacturing of aviation related products
  • Good understanding of 3-D printers and other computer-controlled machines

Education and Experience

  • Engineering Degree and/or related qualifying experience in engineering analysis, design, or aviation technology
  • Experience with CADD is preferable
  • Aerospace training is preferred, but good general engineering is appropriate

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.

We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training. 

JAARS Core Values

Together in Christ, we commit to:

  1. Seek God Above All
  2. Serve in Love
  3. Act with Integrity
  4. Steward God’s Resources with Courage
  5. Pursue Excellence
  6. Collaborate with Respect
  7. Create a Culture of Innovation

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