At Moog, engineering excellence is in our corporate DNA. Almost 60 years ago, the company was founded by an engineer who was fascinated with solving tough technical problems. Today, the majority of our senior management team is comprised of engineers, and more than 40% of our 10,000 employees are engineers. All driven by taking on big challenges and solving them through innovative and imaginative engineering.
Working with Moog means tapping into an agile, global network of engineers who bring passion, persistence and innovation to every project. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 26 countries worldwide, customers can count on a local Moog presence that is supported by specialists from other regions.
For example, when working with customers in the areas of wind power and automotive testing, local Moog engineers in Europe continually tap resources at Moog's offices in the Americas and Asia to create an even more knowledgeable virtual team for the duration of their projects.
Our engineers are as comfortable in the field as they are in a Moog laboratory or testing facility, always ready to jump aboard an airplane at a moment’s notice to solve a customer’s problem or add specific expertise to an ongoing project.
Immersion in our customer's world
Moog engineers have a reputation for building strong relationships with customer's engineers. Our best work is done when our engineers work directly with our customer's engineers. So our people roll up their sleeves and become members of our customers' project team, spending days or weeks or even months on site until the challenges are understood, and solutions designed.
To foster this kind of teamwork and collaboration, our engineers work with a high degree of autonomy—taking on significant responsibilities for a successful outcome.
Moog believes in taking a true systems engineering approach, giving our teams a broad perspective on all the various systems, components and technical issues involved. In this way, Moog engineers can bring new energy, ideas and viewpoints to the entire project, while continuing their focus on Moog's specialized areas of expertise.
This cross-teaming often produces innovative solutions that transcend industries. For example, when engineers in our Industrial Group were working on a new design for wind turbine pitch control, they consulted with experts in the Aircraft Group on the advantages of hydrostatic technology in applications that require redundant systems for extra safety.
In addition to systems engineering, we employ a wide variety of engineers who focus on materials and manufacturing. Our engineering teams have hands on experience with manufacturing equipment so they can better design and optimize our products for a highly repeatable production process.
Fostering passion and problem-solving begins with a corporate culture attuned to engineers. A culture where personal lives are respected, where everyone’s voice is heard and where they can find constant satisfaction in their work.
Moog engineers have access to advanced equipment for modeling and simulation, custom software and tools, and state-of-the-art test labs, clean rooms and other technical facilities.
They are supported by a senior management team whose members often come from an engineering background, understand engineering and encourage the founders' vision of 'disruptive technology'--an approach that promotes innovative engineering and thinking differently to uncover new solutions.
Moog engineers work daily with some of the brightest minds in the business. The company recruits engineers not simply for their intelligence or pedigree, but for their personality, enthusiasm and ability to fit comfortably into our unique culture. We may not hire every genius, but we strive to find engineers who will stay in the company for a long time—and who are able to take on major responsibility right from day one.
When it comes to collaboration, Moog works with suppliers who share our vision and can maintain the same technical and quality standards that we do. These suppliers become trusted members of our team.
Turning knowledge into results
Ultimately, engineering excellence at Moog is about translating this depth of technical knowledge into practical solutions that solve our customers' problems. While other companies may have more employees or a wider scope of offerings, we focus on fostering engineering knowledge in specific areas to create truly unique, integrated motion solutions for our customers. And nobody does it better.
Where Ideas Thrive
Moog customers in all corners of the world benefit from the talents of thousands of engineers every day. Because of the specialized nature of our work, Moog is home to a diverse array of engineering disciplines including:
- hydraulics and fluid dynamics
- control engineering
The company also offers disciplines one might not expect, such as an entire department that focuses on tribology (the study of friction and lubrication on interfacing surfaces) and a team of ultrasonic engineers who works in our Medical Group on low-power medical sensing equipment and high-power surgical instruments.