4 months ago
Powerplants Flight Test Engineer, Pax River
Job ID: 442108BR Date posted: Aug. 17, City: Patuxent River State: MarylandProgram: CH-53K
Description:Plan, conduct, manage, and report on powerplant and related propulsion systems helicopter ground and flight tests.
These tests include thermal surveys, fire extinguishing and suppression system evaluations, determination of installed engine power, inlet and exhaust surveys, and characterization of engine-airframe compatibility together with FADEC-based control systems, fuel systems, environmental control systems, and icing evaluations.
Test planning involves determining measurement requirements, developing an overall test approach, and defining maneuvers and conditions for which data is to be obtained in order to meet test objectives in a safe and efficient manner. These details are written into published test plans.
Test conduct involves coordination with instrumentation and aircraft operations personnel, briefing flight and ground crews, and monitoring tests in real-time using telemetry. Large volumes of flight data are processed and analyzed. Post-test reports documenting the flight test results are developed and presented to the qualifying or certificating authorities.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 2-3 years of professional experience; or no experience required with a related Masters degree in engineering.
Key skills and knowledge required are:
• analytical thinking and problem solving
• communication--written and oral
• general aviation knowledge
Work will be performed at the customer's facility in Patuxent River, MD. While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:
• Must be a US citizen.
• Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance.
• Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS.
• Must currently have or be capable of obtaining full unescorted access Pax NAS.
• Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license + social security card or birth certificate OR US passport).
• Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS.
This position is dependent upon the anticipated duration of the CH-53K helicopter flight test program, which is expected through April 2020*. At the conclusion of the CH-53K flight test program, the employee may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, FL to support future flight test programs, pending business conditions.
*Based on current test plan schedule.
Flight testing experience is preferred.
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Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS6500 RMS Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Mechanical Engineering Clearance Level: None Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: TEMPO: 9X80A - Standard Fri to Fri (Flex & Rigid) Shift: First