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Stability & Control Engineer

Description:
Review and support Certification Activities, including but not limited to:
 
  • Create and review Certification Plans.
  • Create and review Component Qualification Test Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports.
  • Review qualification by similarity and/or analysis reports.
  • Review system safety documents (PSSA, SFHA, AFHA, SSA and Particular Risk Analysis).
  • Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.
  • Perform Component Drawing Reviews.
  • Complete aircraft assembly and installation drawing reviews.
  • Participate in Systems Design Reviews.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to review technical data, certification requirements and troubleshoot any issues with supplies.
  • Coordinate with certification authorities to seek clarification on requirements.
  • Review certification guidance material (advisory circulars, etc.) and incorporate the necessary guidance into the certification plans.

Support Flight Testing Activities, including but not limited to:
 
  • Help determine test specification definition.
  • Discuss, write and review test plans and preparation activities with flight test team.
  • Help prepare and review pre and post flight briefings.
  • Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft.
  • Process, analyze, and draw conclusions from post flight data.
  • Identify non-conformances, quality escapes, etc. to create rejection tags.
  • Make assessments to ensure safety of flight determination.
  • Document flight test design problems for long term fix.
  • Generate and review appropriate limitations documentation.
  • Write flight test results reports.

Flight Sciences
 
  • Supply expertise in area of aircraft performance, stability & control and aircraft handling characteristics to support the development and certification flight testing for both new and supplemental type certificates.
  • Plot time history data to investigate and resolve flight snags; analyze flight test data to develop/validate performance, stability and control law functionality and status test points based on test objective and certification pass/fail criteria.

Knowledge of flight test operations and flight certification, including aerodynamic testing and/or design; flight testing of aircraft performance and handling characteristics, including experience with take-off; landing; climb and en-route performance; static-source error corrections and stall speed testing; longitudinal & lateral/directional stability and control; minimum control speeds; stall characteristics; high speed characteristics, crosswind takeoff/landing and flight into known icing.
Level Requirements:
Education
 

  • Four (4) year degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, or Instrumentation).
  • Other Engineering fields may be considered.
  • Computing skills (e.g. Excel VBA, Fortran, C, Visual Basic, Matlab, Simulink, CFD, Python)

Experience
 
  • Aerospace engineering experience in Flight Sciences, including experience in aerodynamic testing and/or design; flight testing of aircraft performance and handling characteristics, including experience with take-off; landing; climb and en-route performance; static-source error corrections and stall speed testing; longitudinal & lateral/directional stability and control; minimum control speeds; stall characteristics; high speed characteristics, crosswind takeoff/landing and flight into known icing.
  • Must have a proficient working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 25 certification regulations pertaining to aircraft performance and stability & control, together with the associated means of compliance presented in AC 25-7C.
  • Operational experience should also include knowledge of test maneuver techniques and build-up methodologies specific to Flight Sciences testing.

 
Job Number: 1810088064
Job Location: Moses Lake, WA
Duration: 24 months
Input Date: 07/04/2018
Last Updated: 12/07/2018
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 300 E JOHN CARPENTER FWY STE 700
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i50000002maMRAAY&URLSource=cjhunter

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