23 days old
2018-07-232018-08-22

Powerplants - Flight Test Engineering Supervisor, Pax River

Lockheed Martin
Patuxent River, MD
  • Job Code
    441269BR
This assignment is based in Patuxent River, Maryland based.

The job involves supervisory responsibilities, significant teamwork and coordination with flight test co-workers in a variety of disciplines (pilots, mechanics, inspectors, instrumentation and data technicians), customer representatives and subject matter expert design engineers.

Good interpersonal skills are imperative. Personal flexibility is required to occasionally support unusual working hours and travel to conduct off-site testing. Candidate must possess exceptional time-management and prioritization skills

• Supervise a group of co-located Powerplant Flight Test Engineers. This first line supervisory position will be responsible for normal management functions including; proper time charging, expense account approval, annual performance reviews, promotions, and ensuring both technical and Company employee training is complete.

Responsibilities will include coaching, teaching, task delegation to direct functional support, necessary technical follow-up, and delivery of required work elements
• Overall team responsibility for the on-site planning, conduct, management and reporting on powerplant and related propulsion systems ground and flight tests. These tests include thermal surveys; fire extinguishing and suppression system evaluations, determination of installed engine power, inlet and exhaust surveys, and characterization of engine-airframe compatibility together with FADEC-based control systems, fuel systems, environmental control systems and icing evaluations.
• Test planning involves determining / approving measurement requirements, coordinating an overall test approach and supporting the direct staff in defining maneuvers and conditions for which data is to be obtained in order to meet test objectives in a safe and efficient manner. These details are written into published test plans. This candidate will review and sign these plans for release as supervision
• Test conduct involves coordination with instrumentation and aircraft operations personnel, briefing flight and ground crews and monitoring tests in real-time using telemetry. Large volumes of flight data are processed and analyzed.
• Prepare reports documenting the flight test results. This candidate will review and sign these reports for release as supervision

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Science
• Experience in helicopter propulsion systems and related sub-systems
either applied or theoretical.
• Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills
• Highly motivated team player with pronounced verbal and written technical communication skills
• Aviation knowledge
• Good interpersonal skills are imperative.
• Personal flexibility is required to occasionally support unusual working hours and travel to conduct off-site testing.
• Candidate must possess exceptional time-management and prioritization skills

Additional Information:

Work will be performed at the customer's facility in Patuxent River, MD. While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:
- Must be a US citizen
- Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance
- Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS
- Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license + social security card or birth certificate OR US passport)
- Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS

This position is dependent upon the anticipated duration of the CH-53K helicopter flight test program, which is expected through April 2020*. At the conclusion of the CH-53K flight test program, the employee may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, FL to support future flight test programs, pending business conditions.

*Based on current test plan schedule

Desired skills
• Minimum of four years of experience within Sikorsky preferred.
• Leadership and people management experience on technical flight test projects is preferred
• A solid understanding of military specifications is preferred

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



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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

Job Location(s): Patuxent River Maryland

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