Flight Test Engineer
12+ month contract
Open to Entry Level AND Sr. level candidates!
This individual will work in the Experimental Engineering department and will be responsible for conducting R&D and certification ground/flight tests. The candidate will be responsible for test preparation, planning instrumentation installations, instrumentation and equipment calibration, programming data acquisition software, data reduction, and test reporting. He/she will assist in test conformities and TIA preparation, participate in FAA certification projects, support safety of flight briefings, and assist other Engineering Groups on an “as needed/as available” basis depending upon his/her other skills and abilities.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
This individual will be responsible for R&D and certification ground/flight tests, including:
•Reviewing proposed projects and developing compliance and test matrices
•Planning, writing, and/or reviewing test plans and reports
•Programming data acquisition software
•Planning aircraft flight and ground test instrumentation installations
•Instrumentation and equipment calibration
•Conducting weight and balance and maintaining records
•Conducting ground/flight tests, including pilot coordination and pre/post flight briefings as required
•Coordination and preparation of test conformities and TIA activities
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics, or related field.
•An understanding of aircraft structure and systems, rotorcraft dynamics, aerodynamics, and powerplant.
•An understanding of FAA rules, regulations, and certification processes.
•An understanding of and ability to write test practices and procedures.
•Experience with strain gauges, instrumentation, and wiring.
•Intermediate understanding of data acquisition software (LabView and/or Matlab preferred).
•Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
•Superior problem solving skills.
•Superior communication skills (verbal and written).
•An ability to work multiple projects and multi-task.
•Proven organizational skills.
•Works with minimal supervision
•Ability to work within a team
The following are desirable, but not required:
•FAA A&P License
•FAA Pilot License
•Understanding of Microsoft Access
•Basic design skills (SolidWorks, CADKey)
BUTLER AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
SHELTON POINTE STE 204 2 TRAP FALLS ROAD
SHELTON, CT 06484