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Structures Engineer

The Structures Engineer position is responsible for supporting the development and testing activities pertaining to structural and system configuration of the aircraft at Moses Lake, WA.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Flight Testing Activities, including but not limited to:
  • Discuss, review and participate in airplane structural and system modification plans and preparation activities.
  • Resolve technical issues relating to structural and system installation.
  • Support Maintenance Engineering teams during modification periods.
  • Attend Change Board (CCB) meetings for design changes
  • Generate structural and system installation change modification drawings
  • Ensure on-time Engineering deliverables to support flight test schedule
  • Lead and oversee the technical and design aspects for structures/systems installation
  • Disposition flight snags - Develop informed judgements regarding continued airworthiness and safety of flight.
  • Assess A/C configurations to determine airworthiness and safety of flight.
  • Review and disposition Notice of Escapes with respect to the impact to airworthiness and the aircraft testing schedule
  • Disposition Non-Conformance’s, ranging from simple repairs to more complex flight critical repairs.
  • Document flight test design problems for long term fixes
  • Create Test Definition sheets to facilitate Test Flights
  • Conduct stress check
  • Generate and review appropriate Limitations documentation - Compose restrictions to limit the operation of a flight test vehicle
  • Review technical procedures for maintaining Flight Test vehicles, & acceptance/alleviation as required

Complete special projects and tasks assigned by Group Lead.
  • Capable to resolve all technical issues relating to structural and system installation
  • Select appropriate methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to resolve complex engineering issues associated with structural and system installation
  • Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments and makes decisions/recommendations that are recognized as authoritative within the field
  • Must be well-organized and able to balance multiple tasks, detail oriented, possess good judgment, and exercise initiative with limited supervision

  • Knowledge of flight test operations including testing primary and secondary structure design, damage tolerance, durability, stability, and lofting
  • Good leadership presence as well as people management skills: 
    • Future-oriented in thinking and operation
    • Ability to successfully contribute to a positive and productive work environment
    • Able to instill a sense of urgency in team members
    • Able to be patient and objective in difficult situations with different types of people

  • Strong skill set for:  
    • Professional mannerisms, appearance and actions (self-confident and committed to high ethics).
    • Strong follow-through, quick thinking and resourceful
    • Ability to remain calm, cool and collected in stressful situations.
    • Strong sense of urgency to resolve customer needs

  • Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills:
    • Able to multi-task, maintain focus on several different projects at one time and hit deadlines
    • Able to be flexible with attention and priority
    • Ability to work in a progressive, fast-paced environment (work well under pressure).

  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve and effectively and efficiently make decisions.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with both external and internal team
    • Act as an active listener, seeking to understand and then to be understood, articulating clearly and confidently.
    • Uses people relationship and business management skills to make decisions on what and when to communicate with employees and customers.
    • Excels at communicating clearly and effectively verbally. Strong proficiency in writing summaries, documents, reports, and presentations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels. Ability to influence others as well as relate to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Good project management skills, including the ability to take ownership for accomplishing assigned tasks. Results-oriented planner and delegator who ensures that goals are met. Able to set priorities and keep to projected schedules
  • Computer Skills: Comfortable and effective working in Microsoft Office, CATIA V5. Intermediate Excel proficiency required. Able to quickly learn new software and systems 
  • Proven track record of improving the efficiency of assigned processes or procedures

Level Requirements (Minimum):

  • Five (5) year degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, or Instrumentation)

    • Other Engineering fields may be considered


  • Aerospace engineering experience in Structures, including experience in primary and secondary structure design, damage tolerance, durability, stability, and lofting.
  • Experience with CATIA is preferred.
    • Level 3 = 1<5 years of experience
    • Level 2 = 5<10 years of experience
    • Level 1 = 10+ years of experience

Travel (flying and driving) to various domestic and international worksites and client offices are required.  Frequent travel required to the Moses Lake Facility for extended periods of time during scheduled flight test operations.

Job Number: 1810087988
Job Location: Moses Lake, WA
Duration: 24 months
Input Date: 08/23/2018
Last Updated: 12/13/2018
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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