Senior Flight Test Engineer
Bell Helicopter - Patuxent River, MD
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212273

Description

Job Summary:
The Flight Test Engineer will plan, conduct and report on new and modified helicopters/tiltrotors for experimental flight tests according to specifications. Work in a team environment to conduct helicopter/tiltrotor flight testing in accordance with established flight test principles to achieve safe flight operations.

Responsibilities:
Write helicopter/tiltrotor flight test plans

Plan and conduct helicopter/tiltrotor flight tests

Coordinate helicopter/tiltrotor hangar activities including configuration changes, maintenance requirements, flight scheduling, and other activities as required

Prepare test helicopter/tiltrotor for flight tests by providing ballast/fuel/crew weight and balance calculations

Participate as non-pilot crewmember during flight tests as required

Log helicopter/tiltrotor flight test time events in CAFTA database

Contribute to overall department effort to plan and conduct safe flight test operations

Qualifications

Education:
BS degree in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering. BSAE or BSME preferred.

Position Requirements:
Minumum 4 years of flight test experience (helicopter, airplane, or vectored thrust aircraft)

Be able to obtain a SECRET clearance

Capable and willing learner for the Bell Helicopter CAFTA (both data manipulations and Configuration Management feature), and Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel - the capbility to use Microsoft Office macros for task automation and simplification is not required, but will be appreciated

Ability to be a leading member of the flight test team for experimental helicopter/tiltrotors - this requires teamwork and collaborative problem solving in a multi-team environment

Mathematically capable of performing GW-CG calculations, using aeronautical charts for navigation determinations, performance charts for helicopter/tiltrotor performance determinations, and other helicopter/tiltrotor related computations

Must be physically capable of attaining a Class III FAA Flight Physical and must have 20/20 vision (corrected with glasses or contact lenses is acceptable)

Willing to travel for flight test programs (generally no more than 5% of time)

Must be fluent in English - required for voice radio communications to and from the test helicopter/tiltrotor

Must be knowledgeable of Federal Aviation Regulations, Advisory Circulars, and other regulatory materials pertaining to aircraft and component certification

Preferred:
8+ years of flight test experience (helicopter, airplane, or vectored thrust aircraft)

FAA Private Pilot license with about 200 hours as Pilot in Command - having an IFR rating is not required but will be appreciated

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)., Non-U.S. persons selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to export-restricted information. , The ITAR/EAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Job Field

:

Engineering

Primary Location

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US-Maryland-Patuxent River

Recruiting Company

:

Bell Helicopter

Schedule

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Full-time

Job Level

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Individual Contributor

Shift

:

First Shift

Travel

:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting

:

Jan 23, 2013, 4:17:14 PM

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, prefers a light lift and a heavy payload. It is a leading manufacturer of commercial helicopters, manned...