Engineering - Sys Integratn/Test Eng
Stratford, CT 06615 US
Experienced Aircraft Structural Test Engineer
Responsible for specific discrete tasks covering both static and fatigue structural disciplines to ensure safe operation of helicopter components and systems. The structural test engineer will focus on ensuring the structural adequacy of dynamically loaded components for the flight control systems as well as airframe structures. Understanding of design process, test facilities, test conduct, review/correlation of data and reporting will be required. Requires application of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering disciplines to a wide variety of technical problems. Typical tasks include detailed test planning, coordination with internal and external customers, test conduct, use of computer data analysis tools, and generation of test plans and reports. Ground Test Engineers are responsible for final conclusions and recommendations on the performance, safety, qualification, and adequacy of tested components and systems. This process may involve test and evaluation of components, assemblies and systems including main and tail rotor dynamic components, rotor drive systems, flight control systems, and airframe structure. Test programs typically involve full scale fatigue and static evaluations of dynamic components, main and tail rotor whirl tests, airframe static tests, airframe shake tests, dynamic stability and the evaluation of aircraft system level performance prior to flight. Focus includes understanding in-house test methodologies to support fatigue substantiation as well as imposing flight test limits to ensure safe flight development programs are executed. Hybrid role can do reporting writing and analysis from home but will be required to come in to support running tests if applicable.