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Flight Test & Evaluation Engineer (Associate, Experienced, or Senior)

Company: BOEING
Location: Silverdale
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.The Boeing Company is currently seeking Flight Test & Evaluation Engineers to join our test teams in a number of roles of varying experience levels performing developmental and certification testing of commercial airplanes and military derivatives.The teams operate primarily out of Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington with some testing in Everett and Renton.We re looking for engineers who can function in a dynamic and exciting flight test environment. Our engineers plan, implement, and document testing of Boeing commercial and military derivative aircraft in order to assure product safety, performance, regulatory certification & contractual commitments.If you have curiosity about or experience with any of these functions in a flight test or lab environment, we d love for you to join our team.This job might be for you if:- You love working in and around airplanes.- You have experience supporting commercial or military/surveillance flight test programs.- You thrive in a high stakes fast-paced environment.- You enjoy taking on difficult challenges and finding innovative solutions.- You readily adapt to change.- You are motivated and driven to continually learn and improve.These positions are primarily for 1st shift; however, periodic shift change may be required to support program objectives or as noted above in the role responsibilities. Occasional travel will also be required at various domestic and international sites for up to 2-4 weeks at a time.Our teams are currently hiring for a broad range of experience levels including: Associate, Experienced and Senior Level Flight Test & Evaluation Engineers.Position Responsibilities:We have opening across a broad variety of Test and Evaluation engineering roles who perform functions such as;Test Director:

  • Effectively plan and sequence, a test or block of Ground Tests, Flight Tests or Simulator Sessions
  • Supports development & execution of test brief, execution, debrief /post test materials
  • Effectively lead/direct a multi-disciplinary test team onboard test aircraft to successfully implement a test on experimental or production platforms
  • Coordinates and support remote based testing operationsGround Operations:
    • Provide engineering definition and authorization for airplane configuration changes including developmental hardware and software
    • Apply extensive airplane level knowledge to effectively provide engineering support to reconcile airplane discrepancies and support certification efforts
    • Leverage all of the above domain knowledge to release the airplane for test
    • Fly onboard experimental test aircraft as Cabin Safety focal and Weights engineer
    • Work multiple shifts on a rotational basis to support maintenance activitiesInstrumentation Operations:
      • Designs test hardware, software, and systems to achieve test requirements
      • Develops and maintains data system architecture, both Electrical and Mechanical
      • Supports fabrication, configuration, build, installation, and checkout of data system
      • Operates data system on experimental test aircraft ground tests and flight tests
      • Maintains, troubleshoots, and configuration control of data system
      • Supports aircraft refurbishment and data system de-modMilitary Derivative (E-3A AWACS or E-7A AEW&C) Aircraft Mission System Test Engineer:
        • Responsible for execution of system-level lab, ground and flight tests
        • Write test directives for test article preparation and overall test planning
        • Perform Mission System or avionics upgrade testing as a member of lab, ground, and flight test crews
        • Test results authoring to be reported in real time and/or formally in test reports at the conclusion of test events
        • This role requires maintaining flight qualifications to fly onboard military derivative aircraft and technical expertise in testing and/or operating military sensors, communications systems, or mission systems
        • U.S. Security Clearance of SECRET or higher active within the past 2 years and the ability to maintain a SECRET clearanceThese positions are expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidates will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.These positions require 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.Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
          • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
          • Able to travel both domestically and internationally
          • 1+ year of experience working in a flight test and/or airplane/systems integration lab test environmentPreferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
            • 3 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
            • 5 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
            • Proficiency with one or more of the following areas: aircraft test design/planning, test execution, operation of airplane systems, test article configuration control, aircraft safety protocols, data collection and analysis, airplane maintenance practices or experiences on surveillance platforms in a test or operator role.Typical Education/Experience:Associate (Level 2)Bachelor's degree and typically 2 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Experienced (Level 3)Bachelor's degree and typically 5 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 3 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Senior (Level 4)Bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Relocation: This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.Drug Free Workplace: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.Shift: These positions are for 1st shift.Periodic shift change may be required to support program objectives.Union: These are union-represented positions.Equal Opportunity Employer:Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: BOEING, Seattle , Flight Test & Evaluation Engineer (Associate, Experienced, or Senior), Engineering , Silverdale, Washington

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