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Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Company: American Honda Motor Co Inc
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary:

The Flight Test Instrumentation Design Engineer position is responsible for the design, development, and coordination equipment to support Flight Test operations.







Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects the design requirements, and develops the system level designs, engineering drawings & workflows to implement those designs. Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and performs analysis for total systems. Designs will consist of equipment modifications, and test installations, to meet the design requirements and to support Experimental Flight Test operations schedules. Typical test equipment and installations include: wiring bundles, data racks and signal acquisition equipment, measurement transducers (acceleration, pressure, temperature, displacement, etc.), ballast, pitot.static systems, cockpit displays, electrical load banks, and antennas.
  • Designs the electrical wiring interfaces for the installations supporting Flight Test Instrumentation. Designs test fixtures and calibration methods, to support Flight Test Instrumentation.
  • Generates and ensures the engineering drawings and related documents meet requirements for soundness, efficiency, and simplicity in design; completeness, clarify, and dimensional accuracy; correctness of materials and processes; conformity to design/drafting standards, design specifications, and practicability; and economy of fabrication, assembly, and installation.
  • Generates documentation for Vendor Requirements, SOW's, and Fucntional Checkout procedures.
  • Interface with Flight Operations and Airraft Coordination teams, as well as Cognizant Engineering to ensure design requirements are satisfied.
  • Coordinates with the mechanical design, and initiates procurement for test equipment installations.
  • Integrates external third party test equipment into the Experiemental Flight Test aircraft, coordinating any electrical and mechanical interfaces as assigned.
  • Generates prototype/fabrication orders, supports fabrication, installation, and functional checkout of test equipment.
  • Resolves issues related to design, documentation, procureement, fabrication, and installation.
  • Coordinates designs and procurement for test equipment installations.
  • Monitors installation progress for support of schedule.


    Secondary duties include:

  • Promote safety culture inside the flight oeprations and associated organizations.
  • Coordinates aircraft configuration with the Ground Station Data Systems and the Aircraft Coordination team to support operational testing out of the Greensboro facility as well as off-site testing as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:

  • Bachelors' degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology other related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of directly related experience, or 1+ year with degree.




    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in 2D electrical wiring drawings. Auto CAD and CATIA V5 strongly preferred. PLM system experience required, TeamCenter strongly preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer operating systems skills.
  • Strong drive to follow tasks to completion.
  • Strong awareness of schedule driven requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound Engineering Design decisions to present for coordination with other Instrumentation Team members.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems, Analong to Digital conversion, and digital data communication structures, as well as a wide range of instrumentation sensors will be a great aid.
  • Experience with FAA regulations will be a great aid.




    Physical Requirements:

  • Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
  • Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  • Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
  • Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  • Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
  • Effectively communicate in Business English language.
  • Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties.
  • Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided "reach assistance technology" or "movement assist technology" (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly's, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties.








    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document does not constitute a contract between the incumbent and Honda Aircraft Company. (FLSA: Exempt) 01/07/13

Keywords: American Honda Motor Co Inc, Greensboro , Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer, Engineering , Greensboro, North Carolina

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