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Flight Test Engineer

General Summary:
The Flight Test Engineer is responsible for conducting engineering analysis, flight test planning and reporting for all activities assigned to a specific aircraft.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.   Plans, conducts and documents aircraft Avionics and Systems analysis for the Honda Jet.
2.   Actively participates in flight testing, development and certification, possibly in a flying FTE or copilot capacity.
3.   Tracks the progress of tasks assigned to a specific aircraft and reports completion status to Chief FTE.
4.   Reviews results from flight test.
5.   Assists Data FTE in data reduction as required
6.   Prepares flight test plans and reports and reviews certification documents as required
7.   Prepares flight test cards and weight-and-balance for each day's flight activities
8.   Writes flight test requests, plans and procedures; support flight and ground testing; reduce and analyze flight test results; generate aircraft flight manual and pilot's operating handbook/manual performance data; and document all aspects of work performed
9.   Writes test plans/requests for both flight and ground testing; reduces flight test data into non-dimensional parameters
10. Supports new product development and marketing requests
11. Provides inter-organizational, FAA/foreign certification authority, and outside vendor/supplier communications as required

Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
1.   Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a four-year college or university required, disciplines in Aerospace/Aeronautical/Electrical/Automation required.
2.   Previous directly related work experience including internship and co-op experience required.
3.   Previous experience testing FMS and AFCS is highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.   Working knowledge of Systems & Avionics Flight test methods and applicable FAR Regulations
2.   Working knowledge of the FAA compliance process and applicable material pertaining to aircraft Avionics & Systems (14CFR Part 23) and operational rules.
3.   Thorough understanding of technical theories/concepts and experimental and theoretical principles/practices in the fields of flight testing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance
4.   Familiarity with flight tests involving the flight deck, AFCS, RVSM, FADEC, and acoustics/noise tests.
5.   Familiarity with Autopilots, ILS CAT II, EFIS, TCAS, mode S transponders, ILS, and GPS.
6.   Skilled in using and validating highly specialized and complex software systems and engineering applications.
7.   Ability to participate in the creation of FAA cert plans and approaches and to present and defend technical results to the appropriate regulatory representatives for findings of compliance
8.   Ability to effectively communicate with all levels throughout and organization.

Physical Requirements:
1.   Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
2.   Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, climb ladders, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
3.   Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
4.   Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
5.   Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
6.   Effectively communicate in Business English language.
7.   Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties.
8.   Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided “reach assistance technology” or “movement assist technology” (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly’s, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document does not constitute a contract between the incumbent and Honda Aircraft Company. (FLSA: Exempt) 01/07/13