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Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Contract duration: 6+ Months contract.

Job Description: Performing helicopter instrumentation system design, analysis, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting including software design for rotorcraft experimental flight testing. Practical knowledge and experience with flight test instrumentation hardware/software design, maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting. Strong analytical and design skills. including knowledge of developmental and certification flight test requirements and data analysis. Proven work efficiently across a diverse and complex organization. Good communication and presentation skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, plan, build and test instrumentation systems and installations on AW609 flight test projects to support type certification requirements.
Maintain configuration files related to calibrations, sensor installations, filtering, etc., to establish reliability and data control for test parameters.
Develop and program the Data Acquisition System made by ACRA Control
Support flight test activities to include on-board calibrations, safe installation practices, troubleshooting and system operational support.
Work with flight technology groups to help solve complex engineering issues through the use of flight test instrumentation.
Support the training and mentoring of other flight test instrumentation technicians to use and establish best practices and support the development of current and future data acquisition systems.
Research, test and develop innovative improvements in current and future flight test instrumentation data acquisition systems.
Continually work to recommend improvements that would affect reliability, cost and schedule of flight test systems.
Job Skills:

Minimum 3 years of experience in flight test instrumentation systems
Proficient in the use of ACRA PCM data acquisition hardware and software or other similar data acquisition system
Proficient in the use of IADS display system (from Symvionics) for on-board real time monitoring of data.
Experience in ARINC and MILBUS digital data acquisition
Experience using zodiac systems HEIM data recorders
Experience with all flight test instrumentation sensors including strain gauges, pressure transducers, temperature sensors, air data booms, accelerometers etc.
Proficient in all Windows based applications.
Working knowledge of traditional PCM methods, frame map construction, and IRIG-106 methods and standards


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 55388
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Per Diem: Possible
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 11/28/2018
Attention: David Surreira

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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