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Principal Instrumentation Engineer

Description:
In this role you can expect to lead a small team of engineers and technicians through a fast paced, cutting-edge flight test program. You will be responsible for designing, procuring, installing and troubleshooting the onboard data acquisition system on an exciting new aircraft project.

Ongoing engineering R&D work can be expected upon completion of the flight test project. Following the flight test program, you will work on the research and design of aerospace electrical and electromechanical systems, participate in environmental qualification testing, take part in flight test data acquisition and data reduction, write technical certification documents, and assist in manufacturing, installation, and product life cycle ongoing support.

This job will be primarily based at a test location in Washington State. Occasional travel to home office in Sandpoint, Idaho can be expected. Travel is required.

Job Description: Own the development, design, engineering and function of an onboard flight test data acquisition system. Position reports to Program Lead Engineer. Other expected duties include:

Define requirements for onboard data acquisition and telemetry system
Direct small team of engineers & techs to meet the needs of the program
Design and implement hardware and software solutions for ground and flight test
Work closely with vendors and partners
Install sensors, wiring, an any required electronic equipment in experimental test vehicle
Generate and review wiring diagrams, bill of materials, and installation drawings
Prepare data system for daily test execution
Calibrate, validate, document, and troubleshoot all installed sensors and equipment
Participate in ground, bench, and flight tests.
Data capture, storage, processing and analysis.
Draft proposals, cost estimates, plans, reports, and other documents as required
Review technical drawings and service documents to ensure compliance with engineering specifications and regulations
Qualifications:

10+ years instrumentation experience in experimental flight test
Experience leading an instrumentation effort is strongly preferred
Experience in Data Acquisition and software integration
Applicant must have experience using MS Excel, and MS Word
Applicant must demonstrate good technical writing skills
Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required
Education:

B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

The Structures Company LLC is an AA/EOE.
 
Job Number: 498
Job Location: Arlington, WA
Rate: Up to $80/Hr., DOE
Per Diem: Possible
Duration: 6-12 Months, possibly longer
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 07/01/2021
Last Updated: 09/24/2021
Firm Name: STRUCTURES COMPANY LLC
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000
Email: Debbieaubert@thestructurescompany.com
Website: www.thestructurescompany.com

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