Flight Test Engineer in Las Vegas, NV at DCS

Date Posted: 7/12/2024

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Job Description

This position will be providing Flight Test Engineer support to the US Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Combined Test Force (CTF), located at Nellis AFB, NV.  Works as a member of an integrated product team to develop and test new and existing capabilities for the CSAR CTF. This position requires an individual with motivation and initiative to support developmental and operational flight testing in a dynamic, high tempo environment.

Essential Job Functions:

Evaluating technical specifications and system design documents for completeness and accuracy.

Preparing methods of test and technical reports for operational tests of new and modified aircraft systems.

Providing technical assistance to military test directors.

Participating in test planning meetings, technical interchange meetings, and design reviews with Helicopter Program Office (HPO), Systems Program Office (SPO), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, and system developers.

Presenting test strategy, objectives, and procedures to senior leaders at Concept of Test Board and Test Readiness Reviews.

Coordinating with instrumentation and analysis personnel to define data collection and analysis requirements for test missions.

Directing test missions from range control facilities or while airborne.

Perform flight test engineer and test director duties onboard a variety of aircraft including Air Force HH-60 helicopters.

Advising the customer on flight test issues and results.

Incorporating scientific and technical principles in test planning, execution, analysis, and reporting.

Travel to offsite locations, as required.

Required Skills:

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

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or other technical field and 5 years of related experience.

This skill level typically performs all functional duties independently.

Must be a self-motivated expert able to take responsibility for identifying, organizing, coordinating, executing necessary tasks leading to the successful accomplishment of assigned duties.

Must be proficient in Air Force test and evaluation methods for test planning, test execution, data analysis, and final report preparation.

Must be familiar with acquisitions and test management procedures including coordinating and interfacing with HPO/SPOs, HQ ACC, and AFOTEC.

Must have a demonstrated ability to work as part of an integrated team.

Must have strong communication skills and possess technical writing skills.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications is required.

Must be able to obtain an FAA Class III Medical Certificate.

Desired Skills:

Flight test experience with military aircraft is highly desired.

Test Conductor experience with military systems is highly desired.

Familiarity with data analysis tools, such as MATLAB, is highly desired.

Familiarity with design of experiments concepts and tools, such as JMP or Design-Expert, is highly desired.

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