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Lockheed Martin Corporation

Structures/Dynamics Flight Test Engineer, Pax River

Lockheed Martin Corporation - Patuxent River, MD

Patuxent River, MD 20670


Plan, conduct and report on helicopter flight tests with respect to structures and dynamics. Our responsibilities include initial envelope expansion and development tests, flight loads/strain and vibration surveys, dynamic stability tests and structural oversight of tests performed by other disciplines. Test planning function involves determining measurement and flight condition requirements necessary to safely provide evaluation, qualification and certification data. These details are written into published test plans. Test conduct involves briefing flight and ground crews and providing real-time telemetry monitoring of critical parameters. Large volumes of gathered flight test data are processed and analyzed to support development and/or certification/qualification. Test results, conclusions and recommendations are published in reports.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering degree or related discipline from an accredited college.

Two years of experience in aircraft structures or helicopter dynamics (either applied or theoretical) or similar relevant field.

Structural flight test data analysis OR flutter or dynamics analysis experience is preferred.

Key skills and knowledge required are:

* Analytical thinking and problem solving, communication (both written and oral)

* Aviation knowledge

* Technical writing

* Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Matlab, VBA)

* Experience in test engineering, rotary wing design and airplane or helicopter piloting considered a plus.

Additional Information:

This position will be primarily located in Patuxent River, MD and is dependent upon the anticipated duration of the CH-53K helicopter test program, which is currently in progress in MD and is expected to end in Q3 2019*. The employee may initially begin this assignment working at the Development Flight Center (DFC) in Jupiter, FL for training and will then transfer to NAS Pax River until the completion of the flight test program. At the conclusion of the CH-53K helicopter test program, the employee may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the DFC to support future flight test programs, pending business conditions.

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.

*Based on current test plan schedule.

Desired skills

Note: This position involves significant teamwork and coordination with flight test co-workers in a variety of disciplines (pilots, mechanics, inspectors, instrumentation and data technicians), qualification or certification authority representatives, and subject matter expert design/test engineers. Good interpersonal skills are imperative. Personal flexibility is required to support unusual working hours and travel to conduct off-site testing.

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Job Location(s):

Patuxent River Maryland

11 days 17 hours ago

Lockheed Martin Corporation


Structures/Dynamics Flight Test Engineer, Pax River Lockheed Martin Corporation - Patuxent River, MD, United States


Location: Patuxent River, MD

Company Profile:
Our employees are the core of our business here at Lockheed Martin. As the leading global security & aerospace company—and the #1 IT provider to the U.S. government—Lockheed Martin is a 115,000 person-strong team working to support the U.S. and its allies in the research, development and sustainment of advanced technology systems & services worldwide. Specialties Aeronautics, Information Technology, Space Systems, Defense, Technology, Cyber Security Over one hundred years ago, on August 16, 1912, Glenn L. Martin established the Glenn L. Martin Company in Los Angeles, California. He started the company after building his first plane in a rented church, where he took a leap of faith on his risky but innovative new aircraft design at the urging of none other than Orville Wright. Four months later and four hundred miles away, on December 19, 1912, Allan and Malcolm Lockheed founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, later renamed the Lockheed Aircraft Company. Talented mechanics, they set up shop out of a garage, constructing seaplanes that would shatter speed and distance records for overwater flights.