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Poway, CA
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System Test Engineer | Volt

System Test Engineer

Poway, CA

Location:Poway, CA
Category:Engineering Disciplines
Employee Type:Contingent
Duration:24 weeks
Pay Rate:N/A
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Date Posted:1/9/2018
Job ID:82626



System Test Engineer

Our client’s affiliate is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.  We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior System Test & Qualification Engineer (ST&Q) in our Advanced Programs and Navy Project Engineering group.

This position is supporting flight test engineering activities on General Atomics aircraft. Candidate will work in a fast-paced aviation environment supporting Systems Integration Laboratory, ground, and flight line operations daily, while interacting with development engineers, program management and aviation maintenance professionals.  Candidate will support test programs under a Test Lead for major programs with the opportunity to lead programs of smaller scope to complete Test & Evaluation goals.


Test Planning

  • Be familiar with earned value management system (EVMS) and have the ability to manage time & provide engineering support for test activities in accordance with IMS
  • Develop a test plan and test procedures in coordination with design engineers, project engineers, program management, and USAF personnel according to a statement of work and with adherence to military and federal test standards
  • Be familiar with the following Test & Evaluation processes: Test Plan Working Groups (TPWGs), Technical Review Boards (TRB), aircraft modification process, Test Project Safety Review (TPSR), Safety Review Board (SRB)
  • Collaborate with technical engineers, program management, and Customer personnel to resolve issues that may arise during the Test & Evaluation process

Test Execution

  • Conduct testing in a Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) environment, ground test with the flight assets, and flight test
  • Communicate with maintainers on how to prepare the aircraft for a given test
  • Operate or coordinate the use of the following test equipment: data recording devices, pressure transducers, IFF test kits, encryption key loaders, air data test kits, inclinometers, signal generators, and electrical load simulators
  • Support flight testing in a control room environment
  • Analyze telemetry data real time during flight test and use engineering judgement to determine whether to continue testing
  • Record timelines and critical events during the mission on an approved flight test card

Test Reporting

  • Generate daily quick look reports for each test event that documents the aircraft configuration, date/time/duration of test, timeline of test events that were performed, personnel involved with the test, and any issues involved with the test
  • Record any issues from test into a database and attend meetings with design engineers to further discuss the issues observed
  • Analyze ground and flight test data and present results in a formal tests report. Should be familiar with data plotting software such as Microsoft Excel or MatLab
  • Develop a formal test report in accordance with company and Customer guidelines

Essential Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a Master’s degree.
  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks. Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.

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