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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

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