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Model Maker

B/E Aerospace


B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.


B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets.  For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at


B/E Aerospace's Oak Plaza operations are comprised of the core enabling functions, including: Engineering, Research & Development, Program Management, Product Support, Strategic Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Finance and Human Resources. Together these functional teams collaborate to help engineer the most innovative and highest quality main cabin economy and premium aircraft seating for various customers around the globe. 


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Model Maker in our Seating Products business located in Winston-Salem, NC.




The Model Maker participates in the development of commercial aircraft segment seating and seating environment product models, mockups, and prototypes. The position works within a team to create full-size design properties that are used for design evaluation as well as concept presentation.



  • Produces accurate, high quality prototypes, models and mockups for part evaluation as well as internal and external presentations, using a variety of shop tools

  • Works collaboratively with other model makers as well as designers, engineers, and outside resources to solve complex problems

  • Demonstrates and assures knowledge of model shop safety procedures for shop and individual tool use

  • Demonstrates PC-based computer knowledge as it applies to model making

  • Aids in the troubleshooting and modification of elements to resolve any design issues

  • Supports the company’s vision of creating the highest quality and most innovative new proprietary products

  • Assists in maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and materials

  • Participates in the maintenance of the shop area and equipment to keep the area clean, orderly and safe



  • 3 years prototype or model making experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description

  • Proven skills in the creation of high quality models and design evaluators for new product development

  • Expert in surface and detail part finishing and painting



  • Wood and medium to high density urethane board cutting, shaping, routing, and bonding

  • Metal cutting, forming, drilling, welding, riveting, heat treating, and bonding

  • Reactive resin casting

  • Thermoplastic (vacuum) forming

  • MSDS and hazardous waste management

  • CAD modeling

  • CNC machine programming and operation

  • Upholstery (Fabric, Synthetic & Leather)

  • 3D printing

 EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Rockwell Collins Interior Systems
Full time