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Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer for a direct position in Moses Lake, WA.
As part of a multicultural team, you will be responsible for the definition and design of the instrumentation system. Working from engineering requirements, develop procedures and drawings with limited guidance, and lead fabrication, installation, and trouble-shooting of instrumentation data acquisition systems and sensors.

  • Negotiate system requirements with customers and select appropriate sensors and devices.
  • Design mechanical parts and wiring to accommodate sensors and devices
  • Present design in reviews and discussion
  • Create work instruction documents to support part fabrication and installation
  • Set up and operate data acquisition system.
  • Create calibration and functional check procedures.
  • Perform calibrations  and maintain records.
  • Troubleshoot system issues and disposition discrepancies.
  • Work effectively with instrumentation technician and maintenance teams
  • Support test flight briefings.
  • Support live monitoring of aircraft flights via telemetry.
  • Domestic and international travel
  • Work safely in aircraft environment

  • Bachelor degree along with a minimum of 1 year of flight test operations experience
    • -Or-
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in flight test operations in lieu of the degree

  • Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to defuse and resolve conflict among other team members
  • Ability to quickly learn new software and systems
  • Must be capable and comfortable working within a diverse team environment
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation communication skills


  • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CATIA V5), and ability to create mechanical drawings and electrical diagrams.
  • Experience in design of instrumentation installation of sensors, wiring and equipment
  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.)
  • Ability to perform strain gage installations
  • Familiarity with electronic test tools such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Knowledge of flight test operations and certification requirements.
  • Working knowledge instrumentation data systems, sensors, and aviation related data busses and communications protocols

Job Number: 1910108505
Job Location: Moses Lake, WA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 11/05/2019
Last Updated: 04/08/2020
Attention: Chad Dunavant
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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