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Cruz Associates Ink. Job Position: Subject Matter Expert (SME) Special Programs – Joint Base Langley Eustis  

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Special Programs – Joint Base Langley Eustis

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Subject Matter Expert Special Programs in support of the Aviation Integration Directorate (AID).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of a myriad of systems on numerous conventional and Special Operations Aviation (SOA) aircraft.  Interested applicants should contact Greg Stewart or Brian Thompson at 757-833-7538. 

Scope:  Provide subject matter and test and evaluation support for highly complex SOA-peculiar mission equipment and US Army common mission equipment.  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of the component and aircraft level qualification requirements and ability of interfacing effectively with aircraft systems integrators and systems engineers.  The SME shall also be responsible for planning, executing, and reporting of developmental flight and ground tests that support research and advanced aviation initiatives for AID, DoD, and other Government agencies.  Mission equipment may include one or more of the following:  avionics (including aviation networking) hardware and software, aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) (active radio frequency and infrared countermeasures, passive infrared signature reduction equipment, etc.), sensor equipment (electro-optical, infrared, radar, laser, etc.), and weapons equipment (machine guns, rockets, missiles, and targeting/sighting systems). 

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

Act as Test Director and supervise flight test programs and all test flight activities on assigned projects and programs.

Coordinate and execute ground and flight testing or test-related activities for various research and development activities to include:  airfield or off-site testing activities, test program management, project test support, and program management for test activities.

Provides technical, analytical, and program management support for SOA and conventional Army aircraft mission equipment programs.

Establishes and tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance with each mission equipment integration effort.

Develops concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents.

Interprets, refines and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.

Assists in all technical reviews associated with mission equipment integration efforts.

Independently estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.

Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required.

Minimum of 15 years’ experience working with military aviation is required.

Minimum of 10 years’ acquisition or test experience supporting definition, development, qualification, and fielding of equipment is required.

Applicant must be able to obtain a Top Secret or Interim Top Secret security clearance.

Salary and Benefits:

The position pays $135K for the right qualifications.

Cruz offers an extensive benefits package (see the Cruz website for details)

Kopter Flight Test Instrumentation Technician Position

Kopter Group AG specializes in the development, production, commercialization and support of a new generation of helicopters. It is based in the Zurich region and currently employs 250 people. Its first model,
the single turbine SH09, offers the highest standards of safety, comfort and performance, coupled with low
operating costs. Additionally, it provides the largest cabin/cargo volumes, outstanding modularity and the
latest generation of electronic systems. Built for the most demanding missions, the SH09 helicopter is generating an excellent market response.
In order to support our Team in Mollis GL (Switzerland) we are looking for an experienced
Flight Test Instrumentation Technician 100% (f/m)
Your responsibilities:
• Develop and implement flight test instrumentation equipment on the aircraft (strain gauges, thermocouples, accelerometers and a variety of other electrical components / sensors as well as data
recording and telemetry equipment)
• Manage the onboard ground station software and instrumentation configuration
• Support pre- and post-test briefings as well as ground and flight tests in accordance with established test plans and procedures
• Focus on a safe and efficient conduction of ground and flight tests
• Ensure sensor calibration/data accuracy and validity of data
• Temporary assignment overseas in support of flight test campaigns
Your qualifications:
• Minimum of three years working experience in instrumentation and/or electronics engineering
• Experience with harness builds, connector pin-outs, crimping, sensor and cable installations
• Desirably working experience in flight test instrumentation
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Experience in troubleshooting of hard and software systems
• Good team player skills, self-driven attitude and a great communicator
• Aviation Experience highly desired (knowledge of EASA Part 21 J&G and CS27 is an advantage)
• Good English language skills, both verbal and in writing, a working knowledge of German language
will be an advantage
Our offer:
We are offering an exciting job opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment with room to grow in every
dimension. Our office is located in Mollis GL/ Switzerland.
Your next step:
If you are interested to know more about us, please apply online on our website http://koptergroup.com/careers.

Fixed Wing & UAS Flight Test Engineer

Title: Fixed Wing & UAS Flight Test Engineer

Company: ITPS Canada Ltd.

Business and work location: 2410 Blair Blvd, London, Ontario N5V 3Z9

Employment: Permanent fulltime

Hours of work: 40-hour week

Salary: $130,000 per year

Benefits: Eligible for bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Company

contributory medical top-up scheme and four weeks paid vacation annually.

Contact: Please send resumes to lorri@itpscanada.com (mailto:lorri@itpscanada.com)

About Us:

The International Test Pilot School provides educational programmes for test pilots and flight test

engineers. The school operates a varied fleet of airplanes and helicopters out its facility at London

International Airport in Ontario, Canada. The ITPS team is comprised of international experts in fixed

wing and rotary wing flight testing. ITPS has a requirement for a Fixed Wing Flight Test Engineer with an unmanned vehicle focus to join the team and participate in flight test and instructional duties.

About the occupation:

Working in a closely integrated team to provide contracted flight test and training services;

Provide ground school lectures on relevant subject matter;

Provide data analysis tutorials;

Participate in internal projects to modify ITPS’s growing fleet of test aircraft;

Provide airborne instruction;

Provide knowledge specific to UAS testing and operation;

Instruct and mentor student test pilots, flights test engineers, and UAS operators;

Occasional traveling abroad required to support company projects.  


Engd/Phd/MSc in Aerospace Engineering;

10 + years’ experience in fixed wing developmental, certification and flight testing;

8 + years’ experience in UAS developmental, certification and flight testing;

Hold at least a Second Class flying medical and be fit for flying duties;

Experience with Civil or Military UAV programs;

Qualified UAS Operator Instructor;

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