Job Description Responsible Engineer for Flight Control Actuation Systems.Perform trade studies of actuation approaches for electromechanical mechanisms and control surfaces. Create sizing and performance requirements based on loads, rates and redundancy requirements. Synthesize specifications from industry best practice, performance requirements, environmental requirements and concept of operations. Perform preliminary design to validate requirements and support a make/buy analysis for actuators, motors and motion control devices. Direct mechanical/electrical designers for detailed design activities for actuation items to be built. Manage subcontractors from contracting through requirements and testing to delivery. Write and execute acceptance test procedures or system checkout procedures for actuation systems. Define and verification plans for the different sub-systems and validate them through the lab/Aircraft testing. Create aircraft installation and checkout procedures.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant field. Demonstrated history in aerospace industries performing design, build and operational test for motion control systems. Executed testing in support of a hardware verification program for an aerospace system. History of integrating software and hardware components in flight critical or safety critical systems. Understanding of motors, motor controllers, drive mechanisms and gearboxes.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Experience working in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) or system integration labs (SIL) Designed test stations in support of avionics verification testing including harnesses, special test equipment, rack design, creation of BOMs and supporting procurement of equipment 10+ years of experience in aerospace or defense industries in Actuation systems Experience in analog to digital and digital to analog converters, power supply components, analog testing/troubleshooting techniques, and signal integrity, layout and grounding principles Applied experience with hard real-time operating systems and embedded systems Exposure to hardware-in-the-loop environments outside of aerospace (automotive, robotics, medical, etc.)