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The Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) group is looking for an Entry Level Flight Test Engineer to join our Flight Test and Evaluation team in China Lake, California.
Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake provides and maintains land, facilities and other assets that support the Navy’s research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) of cutting-edge weapons systems for the warfighter.
NAWS China Lake is adjacent to the city of Ridgecrest and is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. NAWS China Lake is one of the largest military installations in the world. In total, its main site and two ranges cover more than 1.1 million acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
The primary program supported by The Boeing Company on NAWS China Lake is the F/A-18 multirole strike fighter and the EA-18 variant. Boeing works directly with our Navy customer supporting its mission to improve the warfighting capabilities of the F/A-18 and EA-18G through system integration, development, test and evaluation of electronic and weapon systems.
The site is comprised of employees from across the Boeing enterprise including Boeing Test and Evaluation (BT&E), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and Boeing Global Services (BGS). Our site works on programs for the US Military and Foreign Military Sales customers. The diverse team at China Lake is extremely motivated, skilled, knowledgeable, and highly valued by its customers and business partners.
Participates in gathering and analyzing requirements for test measurement systems. Assists in the development of test procedures, and instrumentation and configuration definition to perform the test within the constraints of the test plan. Develops solutions to calibration systems problems. Performs data analysis, develops and utilizes data processing tools. Designs simple component level hardware or software. Uses analytical tools to verify the design. Verifies collection of complete data set. Maintains test logs, prepares simple test reports and archives data. Works under direct supervision.
Responsible for test planning, execution, and analysis of flight, ground, and laboratory tests of electronic and weapon systems on F/A-18s, EA-18s, or their subsystems
Applies general knowledge of aircraft systems (e.g., avionics, hydraulic, electrical, egress systems), components (e.g., multifunction displays wing, engine, landing gear transmission), and loadable/non-loadable software (e.g., radar operational programs, inertial navigation programs, operational flight programs)
Evaluate results against customer and design specification
Supports testing to verify system behavior and integration into platform
Active participant on test and analysis teams; provides guidance and recommendations to test conductors, engineers, technicians, maintainers, customers, and management to ensure program and test objectives are achieved
Interfaces with the customer and management at test coordination and/or technical interface meetings to provide findings and recommendations
Build customer trust by being available for technical consultation and troubleshooting assistance when requested by the customer
Basic (Required) Qualifications:
Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
Engineering experience with tactical fixed wing aircraft
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate across multiple disciplines with internal and external customers.
Computer proficiency and ability to use and navigate the internet and various computer software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
Knowledge and ability to understand and interpret technical data.
Skill and ability to collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
Knowledge and ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings.
This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.
Preferred (Desired) Qualifications:
Prior F/A-18 and/or EA-18G experience
Active Secret U.S. Security Clearance (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)
Experience in flight test, laboratory testing, data analysis, instrumentation, system integration, and/or simulation
Typical Education & Experience:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience. In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
Other Relevant Information and Requirements:
This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance post-start is required.
This position offer relocation assistance based on candidate eligibility.
This position is on 1st shift.
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.