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The QRC Airborne ISR Division at Leidos has an opening in Bridgewater, VA for a Flight Test Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to test OEM and integrated mission equipment onboard multiple aircraft. You will support the Test Director by accomplishing the responsibilities listed below.
What’s in it for you?
In this role, you will have the opportunity to conduct ground and airborne test events and will lead the aircraft and crew in accomplishing the test requirements. The Flight Test Engineer will work closely with systems, mechanical, and electrical engineering, logistics, subcontractors, government representatives, and integrated product/test teams to ensure test requirements are met, including all required documentation.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)
Plans, coordinates, manages, and executes full spectrum of ground and flight tests on fixed wing aircraft.
Prepare for ground and flight tests:
Review applicable requirements, system manuals, and specification documentation.
Coordinate cross team, subcontractor, and customer personnel to support test execution.
Manage test equipment including calibration procedures.
Develop test plans with mission relatable, requirements traceable, and intuitively testable metrics along with a scope and method to evaluate systems.
Execute flight test events.
Provide on-site test management, data collection, briefing, debriefing, and configuration control.
Analyze test data and produce test reports that provide results, supporting data, conclusions, and recommendations based on the system’s intended mission, stated requirements, and applicable specifications.
Stand up instrumentation capability including installation of strain gauges and data logging.
WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)
- MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SECRET CLEARANCE.
- MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A THIRD-CLASS FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE -AND- ABLE TO COMPLETE HYPOBARIC ALTITUDE CHAMBER.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and minimum of 2 years of related experience; degree can be substituted with 5+ years of related experience.
- Candidate must be able to travel throughout the U.S. to support flight tests.
- Diverse test engineering experience with a variety of electronic or mechanical systems.
- Ability to work in an agile and fast paced environment.
- Organizational skills (scheduling, documentation, etc.)
- Comfortable in the presentation of preflight mission briefings as well as program status briefs to customers and senior decision makers.
- Communication (written and verbal) along with interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office software products.
Security Clearance Requirement
- MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN DoD SECRET CLEARANCE.
Active Secret clearance.
Flight Performance and Handling Qualities (FPHQ) experience.
Knowledge and experience with aircraft systems, including ASE, IFF, radios, systems engineering.
Familiarity with FAA and DoD regulations.
Pay Range:Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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