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Flight Test Control Engineer

Apply Now Job ID: 521988BR Date posted: May. 06, 2020 City: Edwards AFBState: California Program: F-16 CTF
Description:This position is for a flight test control engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, CA to provide ground operations support for flight test planning, execution, and verification/validation of performance at the F-16 Combined Test Force (CTF). Fighter Aircraft Mission Systems and Flight Line Operations experience preferred. The applicant may also be expected to provide ground ops support at the F-22 & F35 CTF as needed. The applicant will team with US Air Force, contractor, and civil service engineers as part of an integrated test team for developmental and operational tests. This position will serve as the principal focal point between aircraft maintenance and flight operations engineering personnel. He/she will (1) the coordinate and direct the execution of preflight and post-flight activities to ensure aircraft test readiness, (2) provide configuration control of aircraft software and hardware configurations to ensure that hardware, software, and instrumentation configurations are correct to meet test objectives, (3) coordinate maintenance and logistic support for systems checkouts, flight operations, and anomaly troubleshooting, and (4) coordinate as required with other organizations associated with test readiness.
This position will act as the principal focal point between maintenance, engineering and flight crew. Relays maintenance related aircraft constraints to the aircraft FTE's. Consult with management on changes or problems. Solve application and technical problems working collaboratively and independently with individuals from diverse technical disciplines and represent the organization frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts; Adapt to quickly changing tasks and requirements and learn new skills quickly.

**Swing shift, overtime, travel and weekend work may be required to support mission & staffing needs.

**Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.**

Basic Qualifications:
Broad experience with fighter aircraft flight test methods, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance and flight test instrumentation.

Experience in USAF maintenance activities and procedures, and T-2 modification processes.

Active/current Secret security clearance.
Desired Skills:
- (F-16 Mission Systems experience is highly preferred / F-22 & F35 Mission Systems experience desired).

- Exceptional planning and coordinating skills are required.

- Ability to interface with all levels of project management is desired.

- Strong customer focus, reinforced with excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill.

- Above average oral and written communication skills.

- Ability to work to constraints of time and budget.

- Ability to adapt to quickly changing tasks and requirements and the ability to learn new skills quickly

- Experience with DIMS and ability to read aircraft drawings

- General knowledge of other related aircraft engineering disciplines.

- Excellent customer intimacy skills (i.e. listening, understanding, questioning in a non-threatening manner, differentiating between customer’s wants and needs)

- Self-motivated, organized, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, possess an ability to solve application and technical problems requiring attention to detail
Other Important Information You Should Know Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: AERONAUTICS COMPANYRelocation Available: YesCareer Area: Aeronautical EngineeringType: Full-TimeVirtual Location: no Shift: Second Apply Now

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