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Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer - Bell Helicopter

This position is for an experienced Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) engineer within Bell Helicopter’s FTI group. This requisition targets experienced candidates who require little to no training in FTI core competencies. On-the-job training will be provided for Bell specific applications and procedures. The work focuses on strong leadership and technical expertise for managing instrumentation requirements/expectations specific to the fleet of Bell 525 flight test aircrafts located at the Bell flight test facility in Arlington, Texas and the Bell Amarillo facility located in Amarillo, Texas. The incumbent will provide engineering support in the way of direction, mentoring, documentation and metric reporting in pursuit of accurate flight test instrumentation data in accordance with program needs.

Position Responsibilities

  • Safety above all and faithful to the Textron Behaviors
  • Maintain currency with all related policy documents including group procedures and best practices.
  • Ensure FTI data is accurate and complete.
  • Maintain FTI core competency, good leadership/mentoring skills and two-way communications with team.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient with all aspects of FTI engineering work as well as provide leadership through guidance, direction and team mentoring.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the team though continuous learning, innovative ideas and the like to improve efficiency and reduce overall cost and schedule.
  • Work within established budgets and schedules as directed by program management.
  • Maintain good communications with supervisory staff.
  • Early identification of issues, efficiently resolve problems and incorporate risk mitigation planning.
  • Proficient in the use of specialized Bell developed software applications.
  • Participate in regular meetings and teleconferences to address program issues and concerns.
  • The point of contact for managing issues (subject matter expert).
  • Provide work instructions, direction and support for maintaining, troubleshooting and upgrading all related instrumentation systems.
  • Manage documentation including updates to procedures, distribution of meeting notes, metric reporting, use of reporting tools, distribution of schedule updates/status and maintaining proper instrumentation configuration documents.
  • Contribute positively toward maintaining a healthy work environment.

Education Requirements

  • B.S. (M.S. preferred) in electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering from an accredited university.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience specifically in flight test instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the selection, implementation, configuration, programming and troubleshooting of Teletronic Technology Corporation (TTC) hardware in strongly preferred.
  • Experienced in creating and reviewing flight test instrumentation electrical drawings and procedures.
  • Experienced with the different types, use and implementation of the standard suite of flight test sensors.
  • Read and speak English fluently.
  • Interact well in a team environment (friendly, courteous, kind, and respectful).
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Travel as needed between the Arlington and Amarillo facilities.

For consideration please apply to requisition # 250948 via our website at:

www.bellhelicopter.com/careers or follow this link: Flight Test Instrumentation Eng 250948

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)., Non-U.S. persons selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to export-restricted information.

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Eglin GS-13 Job Announcement: Senior Test Engineer at the 40th FLTS, Relocation/PCS available

This announcement opened yesterday and will be closing 13 June, with resume review and interviews to follow shortly thereafter, start date flexible.

This is a GS-0801-13, general engineering senior test engineer at the 40th FLTS, non-supervisory with a lot of opportunity for technical leadership of a diverse test engineer team (junior civilian/military, TPS grad civilian/military, senior civilian, contractor) in everything from compatibility flight profiles and limit cycle oscillation to OFP testing of fighter/attack aircraft, stores, and systems, including F-15, F-16, A-10, FMS Light Attack, and multi-MDS targeting pods.

USAJOBS link here: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470950700


Salary Range– $85,816.00 to $111,560.00 / Per Year

Security Clearance Required – Secret

Incentives – Recruitment, Relocation or PCS, Student Loan Repayment Program, Leave Accrual Rate incentives may be offered

Location – Eglin AFB on the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida

Questions can be directed to Nathan Cook, nathan.cook.7@us.af.mil850-882-8763

Senior/ Principal Flight Controls Engineer- Eglin Air Force Base

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group.

Position: Flight Controls Engineer (Senior/Principal)

Location: Eglin Air Force Base, Northwest Florida. 

Company Information: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group is a premier defense and government contractor that supports clients all over the world. We are proud of our dynamic company culture as well as our competitive compensation, benefits, and development opportunities.

Here at Odyssey, we are always looking for outstanding candidates to join our team. Our Armament Core Competencies include:

  • Acquisition & Program Management
  • Operational Support
  • Engineering
  • Testing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Training


Job Description: Odyssey Systems is proud to be the prime contractor providing support to the Air Force Armament Directorate located on Eglin Air Force Base, in Northwest Florida.  The Armament Directorate develops, tests, fields and sustains the Air Force’s preeminent family of air launched weapons and ammunition, to include sophisticated air-to-air, point-to-point air-to-ground, multi-seeker long range air to ground, and weapons for hardened and deeply buried targets.

This job provides support to the Nuclear Weapons Center division responsible for developing the next generation cruise missile.



  • Participate in Trade Studies for Guidance Navigation and Control Subsystems. 
  • Assist the Government in assessing GN&C concepts, preliminary designs and allocated baselines.
  • Assist the Government in assessing the performance predictions of the cruise missile concepts and preliminary designs
  • Assist the Government in assessing the strengths and risks of the GN&C approaches.

Minimum Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance, background investigation within last five years
  • Able to work effectively on their own or as part of a team
  • Able to rent/operate rental cars
  • Able to work flexible and varied hours
  • Masters of Science in Engineering with at least 15 years of relevant experience
  • Effectiveness with both verbal and written communication
  • Experience needed with air vehicles like aircraft/UAVs, weapons (missiles, guided bombs, etc), or space launch vehicles in the areas of flight controls design and analysis, integrated guidance and controls design and analysis

Additional Information: 

  • Temporary Travel Required
  • All Qualified Candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran. 

Please send CV/ Resumes to: 

Michael Ross michaelross@odysseyconsult.com

Note: Include reference to SFTE in the email. 

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