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4 months ago
Location: Augusta
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs
Position Description

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Responsibilities include:

Engine Test and supporting systems:
• Support of test cell calibration and maintenance of correlation IAW industry standard and OEM requirements;
• Use of statistical analysis to perform test data trending for maintenance of product quality and test cell correlation;
• Test cell availability monitoring and budgeting for maintenance and upgrades;
• Development of specifications and system requirements for test cell mechanical, software and data acquisition systems;
• Support on-going implementation of test cell modernization efforts in collaboration with Central Engineering;
• Interface with OEM to clarify and document engine test requirements and overhaul manual test instructions;
• Modification or creation of data acquisition and control software for gas turbine engine testing;
• Application of statistical uncertainty analysis to test and calibration data and also to the specification of test cell instrumentation;
• Analyze incoming and outgoing on-wing and test cell performance/vibration test data sets and correcting detected discrepancies and anomalies;
• Support technicians performing incoming and outgoing engine on-wing and/or test cell performance runs, vibration surveys and fan balance jobs;
• Accept or reject engines based upon performance data set analysis;
• Provide work scope to improve performance if required;

Parts inspection, work scope definition and other general items around the engine operation:
• Gas turbine performance degradation associated with part condition, geometric variation, manufacturing and repair tolerances and operating environments;
• Tracking and monitoring of baseline engine performance and post overhaul performance for support of work scope optimization;
• Relating shop data such as build specifications, geometric inspections and materiel disposition (new, overhauled, and repaired) to engine test results to support work scope optimization;
• Application of advanced knowledge and experience to support disposition of engine components with respect to air-worthiness requirements;
• Application of advanced knowledge of engineering principles to support process improvements and provide recommendations for technology investments;
• Act as technical liaison with Central Engineering to propagate best practices between company facilities and product lines;
• Act as engine OEM liaison for: OEM initiated requests for information; SA initiated OEM Publication Variance requests; SA initiated OEM product / publication improvement requests; SA initiated OEM requests for guidance;
• Support special processes:
- Shot peen per AMS2430; industry standards for welding and corrosion treatment;
- Fleming AF-16 and AF-36 flow rigs, master nozzles and tools; master EFA trending per Honeywell SIL;
- Maintain wheel leakage mass flow rig;
- In-flight cabin acoustic analysis – customer noise complaints;

• Respond to customer calls and inquiries regarding engine technical issues;

• Prepare reports to:
- document the disassembly of engines which have experienced an in-service failure and to describe the conclusions as to the failure root cause and corrective action taken;
- document findings as required by customer contract/request;
- acquire digital photographs for reports;

• Initiate and support continual improvement projects, process control improvement and work instruction creation to support special processes;

• Initiate and support minor component repair as allowed by FAR part 145;
Position Requirements

Engineer degree.

Valid FAA A & P license preferred.

Experience with Honeywell engines preferred.

Five to seven years experience in a support role for engine maintenance.

Mechanical aptitude and analytical skills.

Good communication skills both oral and written.

Be able to walk, climb, bend, and lift. Sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Have 20/20 corrected vision to see and inspect engines and parts.

Have the ability to think clearly, logically, and analytically.

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