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Flight Test Control Engineer

Flight Test Control Engineer

Edwards Air Force Base, CA
15 month W2 contract
Swing Shift, 9/80

This position is for a flight test control engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, CA to provide ground operations support for flight test planning, execution, and verification/validation of performance at the F-16 Combined Test Force (CTF). The applicant will also be expected to provide ground ops support at the F-22 & F35 CTF as needed. The applicant will team with US Air Force, contractor, and civil service engineers as part of an integrated test team for developmental and operational tests. This position will serve as the principal focal point between aircraft maintenance and flight operations engineering personnel. He/she will (1) the coordinate and direct the execution of preflight and post-flight activities to ensure aircraft test readiness, (2) provide configuration control of aircraft software and hardware configurations to ensure that hardware, software, and instrumentation configurations are correct to meet test objectives, (3) coordinate maintenance and logistic support for systems checkouts, flight operations, and anomaly troubleshooting, and (4) coordinate as required with other organizations associated with test readiness.
This position will act as the principal focal point between maintenance, engineering and flight crew. Relays maintenance related aircraft constraints to the aircraft FTE's. Consult with management on changes or problems. Solve application and technical problems working collaboratively and independently with individuals from diverse technical disciplines and represent the organization frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts; Adapt to quickly changing tasks and requirements and learn new skills quickly.
**Swing shift, overtime, travel and weekend work may be required to support mission & staffing needs.

**Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.**

Basic Qualifications
Broad experience with fighter aircraft flight test methods, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance and flight test instrumentation.
Experience in USAF maintenance activities and procedures, and T-2 modification processes.
Must have an active/current Secret clearance.

Desired skills
*Swing shift, odd shifts, overtime, travel and weekend work may be required as needed.
- (F-16 experience is highly preferred / F-22 & F35 experience desired) Broad knowledge of fighter aircraft flight test methods, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance and flight test instrumentation.
- Exceptional planning and coordinating skills are required.
- Ability to interface with all levels of project management is desired. The applicant must have a strong customer focus, reinforced with excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill. Above average oral and written communication skills are desired.
Job Number: 11852
Job Location: Palmdale, CA
Rate: 85.00
Per Diem: Split Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: 15 months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 11/14/2020
Attention: Rex Calkins
Address: 6133 BRISTOL PKWY STE 232
City, State: CULVER CITY, CA 90230
Phone: 310/410-1931
Fax Phone: 310/410-1751

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