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Mechanical Systems - Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineer

This experienced, hands‐on Mechanical Systems Engineer will coordinate mechanical systems engineering efforts related to the flight testing, operational implementation, documentation, FAA Part 400 licensing, modifications management and issues resolution of air vehicles and GSE (ground support equipment). Qualified candidates should have a strong technical background in aerospace or aviation mechanical systems and flight controls, as well as composite structures and/or aviation/aerospace ground support equipment. In any of these roles the person in this position may be asked to provide day to day direction to operations technicians.

Oversee and manage the development, implementation, testing, and integration of air vehicles for mechanical systems, to include Flight Control Systems, Landing Gear, Brakes, and GSE.
Work closely with maintenance management and engineering to maintain vehicle/GSE functionality and to improve systems, processes, and operations for the air vehicle mechanical systems.
Coordinate the engineering activities between the various engineering specialties within the product team.
Track, manage and mitigate the mechanical systems engineering risks.
Ensure all customer product requirements are met.
Conduct tests and/or missions support from the Mission Control Center for mechanical systems as required.
General duties include:
· Coordinate and/or integrate with systems engineers and counterpart designers on modifications and/or design change proposals for the air vehicle systems.
· Review and propose concepts for redesign recommendations based on operational experience, reliability, maintainability, etc. on the air vehicle systems.
· Review and approve technical publications. Propose modifications where appropriate. Includes:
o Review and approve repair manuals for mechanical systems. May author portions as appropriate.
o Approve and/or review disposition for component removals and replacements.
o Author and/or approve mechanical system anomaly troubleshooting dispositions.
o Author and/or approve mechanical systems Work Instructions/Engineering Reports.
· Develop and remain technical authority for assigned Flight Rules, Launch Commit Criteria, and Required Equipment List (REL) items, and how they interact with the air vehicle systems.
· Manage and implement process to make real-time decisions and/or issue waivers to hazard reports, flight rules, launch commit criteria, and REL items for the air vehicle systems.
· Provide mission control room systems engineering support in real time during the mission to monitor systems performance and recommend corrective actions on issues.
· Coordinate post flight data analysis functions, including continued development of system health monitoring and reliability data for more established systems
· Integrate analysis of tear down and failure reports for failed vendor components (if available)
· Communicate reliability data/recommendations back to designers.
Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, with 1+ years relevant industry experience
Successful aviation/aerospace project engineering management experience, is desired but not required
Working knowledge of aircraft and space systems and familiarity with relevant aerospace standards (FAA, FAA‐AST etc.)
1+ Experience with aviation mechanical/flight control systems, pneumatic systems, design or operations desired
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
Ground and flight testing experience of new aircraft systems is desirable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Strong IT skills, including Excel and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools. Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience is desirable
Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

The Structures Company is an AA/EOE.
Job Number: 215
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Rate: $55-$70/Hr.
Per Diem: Yes
Overtime: Yes
Duration: 6 Months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 06/04/2018
Last Updated: 09/10/2018
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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