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Textron Aviation
Location: Wichita
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Office

Lift your career to new heights. At Textron Aviation, our culture allows you to grow within the company while building your career. Developing new leaders and encouraging innovative ideas are critical to the success of our organization. The Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. These brands bring together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting aircraft. From design to flight, Textron Aviation has become an industry leader through our belief in having the Right People in the Right Place at the Right Time. Are you ready to elevate your career?

Job Summary:

Candidate will be responsible for creating Instrumentation DAS (data acquisition system) definition to acquire real time data on flying test articles. This position is accountable for providing development and certification data to all engineering departments in support of new product development and certification, product problem investigations, and in support of the fleet sustaining effort.


* Candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the FTIR (flight test instrumentation request) from request to data delivery.

* Acts as a liaison and represents Instrumentation to aircraft systems engineers, Flight Test, customers, suppliers, and Instrumentation group team members.

* Plans and provides guidance for the design, procurement, fabrication, installation, calibration, operation, and troubleshooting of data acquisition systems.

* Manage aircraft Instrumentation configuration prior to and during testing to assure data integrity.

* Actively develops improvements in standard practices to ensure traceability of acquired data, and quality of the data delivered to engineering.

* Provide leadership, training and mentoring for Instrumentation technicians.

* Candidate will work independently and be responsible for good decision making.



* Four year degree in Engineering or extensive Instrumentation knowledge and experience.

Position Requirements:

* Broad theoretical training and fundamental skills for troubleshooting of electrical/mechanical aircraft systems.

* Knowledge of PCM (pulse coded modulation) encoders and signal conditioning.

* Knowledge of airborne data acquisition systems, transducer applications, calibration techniques, and ability to interface with aircraft systems.

* Ability to utilize computers to create and modify data acquisition software.

* Ability to deal with change and work in a dynamic environment.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

* Professional demeanor and organizational skills.
Must have positive attitude and outstanding integrity.

EEO Statement Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Primary Location
: US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation

: Full-time

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

: First Shift

Job Posting
: 08/17/2017, 3:43:54 PM

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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