Description: PDS Tech,Inc. is seeking a Ground Test Engineerfor an open position in Stratford, CT.
Ground Test (GT) Engineers are responsible for projects with significant scope and complexity covering the mechanical and structural aspects of Ground Testing helicopter components and systems.
Typical tasks include detailed test planning, coordination with internal and external customers, test conduct, use of computer data analysis tools, and generation of test plans and reports.
This process may involve test and evaluation of components, assemblies and systems including main and tail rotor dynamic components, rotor drive systems, flight control systems, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, mission equipment, and airframe structure.
Two large portions of out statement of work involves supplier qualification and fatigue substantiation which correlates laboratory fatigue test strength data with measured flight test loads and the customer's mission spectrum to produce dynamic component retirement times and/or inspection intervals that reduce the chance of catastrophic fatigue fracture to an extremely remote possibility.
Tasks also include supporting and establishing operating limitations for both flight test programs and fielded aircraft.
Skills Required: - Requires application of all Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering disciplines to a wide variety of technical problems. - Ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 12+ years of relevant experience.