PDS Tech Inc Aerospace Engineer, Powerplant & FIFA in Moses Lake, Washington
The Aerospace Engineer, Powerplant & FIFA position is responsible for supporting the development and TC test pertaining to the Propulsion System including the Nacelle and Engine Build-up (EBU), Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), and the Aircraft Fuel System.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Flight Testing Activities , including but not limited to:
Discuss and review test plans and preparation activities.
Help determine test specifications (based upon system architecture).
Attend Ground/Flight Test briefing and debriefings
Participate in Test Readiness Reviews and ensure on-time Engineering deliverables.
Generate developmental engineering drawings and instrumentation change requests as required.
Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft.
Create and review Aircraft Restrictions
Create and review Aircraft Troubleshootings
Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.
Coordinate with suppliers to review technical data, certification requirements and troubleshoot any issues with supplies.
Process, analyze, and draw conclusions from post flight data.
Identify non-conformances, quality escapes, etc. to create rejection tags.
Make assessments to ensure safety of flight determination.
Document flight test design problems for long term fix.
Generate and review appropriate limitations documentation.
Write flight test results reports.
Complete special projects and tasks assigned by Group Lead.
Strong Knowledge of flight test operations and flight certification, including:
Propulsion System Integration and Certification.
APU and Tailcone Integration and Certification.
Compliance to requirements for; Powerplant / APU Installation, Engine Oil and Fuel System, FADEC, Engine Operating Characteristics, Negative G, Rotorlock Screening, In-flight Restarts, Engine Performance, Cooling and Ventilation, Drainage, Engine / APU Inlet Distortion, Water Ingestion, Fireworthiness, and Thrust Reverser Endurance.
Aircraft Fuel Systems Design, Integration and Certification.
Experience with; Fuel Vent System, Negative G, Cold Soak / Cold Weather Operation, Ullage and Sump Volume, Fuel System Performance, and Fuel Icing Rig.
Well versed with 14 CFR Part 25 and EASA CS-25 certification process.
Good leadership presence as well as people management skills:
Future-oriented in thinking and operation.
Able to lead by example and live/work by company values.
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 the issue.
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. 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):
Four (4) year degree in Engineering (Aerospace or Mechanical).
Other Engineering fields may be considered.
- Four (4) years aerospace Relevant aerospace engineering experience in propulsion systems including the Nacelle and Engine Build-up (EBU), Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), and the Aircraft Fuel System.
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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.