CH-53K Flight Test Engineer in Lexington Park, MD at DCS

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Provide Flight Test Engineer (FTE) expertise to the CH-53K Integrated Test Team (ITT) in the disciplines of flying qualities / flight controls, structures / dynamics, and propulsion / mechanical systems.

Essential Job Functions:

Support System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase testing of the CH-53K to include:

  • Flight loads survey,
  • Structural demo,
  • GAU-21 gunfire,
  • Aerial refueling,
  • Instrument Meteorological Condition (IMC) certification.

Support test execution from the telemetry room.

Support on-aircraft instrumentation checkouts and participate substantially in test planning, data analysis, and deficiency reporting.

Travel with off-site detachments to Yuma, AZ for hot weather / brownout testing and to LHA / D class ships for sea trials.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 2 years of test engineering experience is required (test experience in school can qualify).

Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance within 6-9 months of hire.

Desired Skills:

Ability to:

  • Apply engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate military weapons systems.
  • Apply engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
  • Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate software, components, or systems related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapons systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.


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