PDS Tech Inc Stability & Control Engineer in Moses Lake, Washington

Review and support Certification Activities , including but not limited to:

  • Create and review Certification Plans.

  • Create and review Component Qualification Test Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports.

  • Review qualification by similarity and/or analysis reports.

  • Review system safety documents (PSSA, SFHA, AFHA, SSA and Particular Risk Analysis).

  • Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.

  • Perform Component Drawing Reviews.

  • Complete aircraft assembly and installation drawing reviews.

  • Participate in Systems Design Reviews.

  • Coordinate with suppliers to review technical data, certification requirements and troubleshoot any issues with supplies.

  • Coordinate with certification authorities to seek clarification on requirements.

  • Review certification guidance material (advisory circulars, etc.) and incorporate the necessary guidance into the certification plans.

Support Flight Testing Activities , including but not limited to:

  • Help determine test specification definition.

  • Discuss, write and review test plans and preparation activities with flight test team.

  • Help prepare and review pre and post flight briefings.

  • Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft.

  • 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.

Flight Sciences

  • Supply expertise in area of aircraft performance, stability & control and aircraft handling characteristics to support the development and certification flight testing for both new and supplemental type certificates.

  • Plot time history data to investigate and resolve flight snags; analyze flight test data to develop/validate performance, stability and control law functionality and status test points based on test objective and certification pass/fail criteria.

Knowledge of flight test operations and flight certification, including aerodynamic testing and/or design; flight testing of aircraft performance and handling characteristics, including experience with take-off; landing; climb and en-route performance; static-source error corrections and stall speed testing; longitudinal & lateral/directional stability and control; minimum control speeds; stall characteristics; high speed characteristics, crosswind takeoff/landing and flight into known icing.

Level Requirements:

Education

  • Four (4) year degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, or Instrumentation).

  • Other Engineering fields may be considered.

  • Computing skills (e.g. Excel VBA, Fortran, C, Visual Basic, Matlab, Simulink, CFD, Python)

Experience

  • Aerospace engineering experience in Flight Sciences, including experience in aerodynamic testing and/or design; flight testing of aircraft performance and handling characteristics, including experience with take-off; landing; climb and en-route performance; static-source error corrections and stall speed testing; longitudinal & lateral/directional stability and control; minimum control speeds; stall characteristics; high speed characteristics, crosswind takeoff/landing and flight into known icing.

  • Must have a proficient working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 25 certification regulations pertaining to aircraft performance and stability & control, together with the associated means of compliance presented in AC 25-7C.

  • Operational experience should also include knowledge of test maneuver techniques and build-up methodologies specific to Flight Sciences testing.

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.