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Flight Test Instru Tech

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RP4143:Flight Test Instru Tech
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Determines method and sequence of operations, lays out, fabricates, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, maintains, and performs the final operational checkout of entire instrument and instrumentation systems and subsystems in laboratory conditions, or on aircraft, prior to, during and subsequent to flight test, working with engineering on static tests, functional tests, and research and development of aircraft systems and components for stock, production and flight test, where engineering information is not complete, operational sequences change or vary considerably, and it is required to exercise a complete knowledge of aircraft instrumentation systems, subsystems, and related ground support equipment, of test equipment such as pulse code modulation decommutator, FM discriminator, oscilloscope, multimeter, function generator, frequency counter and other specialized instrumentation checkout equipment, of recording systems such as digital pulse code modulation data acquisition and FM - PCM analog data acquisition, and of transducers and related layout, fabrication and installation procedures; utilizes a knowledge of aircraft electrical systems, structures , power plants and functional systems so as to insure aircraft airworthiness and conformance to engineering flight test requirements; sets up, operates and maintains ground support stations for tests and pre/post flight calibrations and checkout; makes or recommends changes in equipment in order to improve or increase the scope of tests and analysis as required; sells off instrumentation systems and subsystems as ready for flight or test.

Performs rework of the level of difficulty of the operations described above.

Installs, maintains, repairs and checks out recording systems such as cameras and related components, pulse code modulation, FM multiplex, tape recorders and strain gauge systems and related components; diagnoses and corrects malfunctions in related accessories actuated by electric, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical principles.

Prepares instrumentation systems, subsystems, equipment and components for flight according to applicable pre/post flight test procedures.

Performs fault isolation, repair and checkout of digital and FM - PCM analog equipment.

Repairs and modifies printed circuit boards using certified soldering techniques.

Fabricates, installs and checks out flight test electrical wire harnesses.

Incorporates design or modification changes to aircraft’s electrical, electronic and mechanical instrumentation systems by making mechanical or system alterations to locate and install such equipment as required. Fabricates parts as required.

Improvises shop aids to facilitate completion of work assignments.

Maintains such records as those relating to weight, identity and location of items installed.

Returns systems, subsystems, equipment and components to original condition upon conclusion of tests.

Accompanies aircraft on flight test as required.

Performs any function of the Flight Electrical and Instrument Mechanic as required.

Basic Qualifications
Experience with installing strain gages, thermocouples

Desired skills
Must be familiar with basic knowledge of computer language and operation, also hybrid simulation computer and peripheral equipment.

Must be familiar with structural static, dynamic, and fatigue test techniques as well as supporting instrumentation for fluid dynamics, cryogenics, environmental, high vacuum, thermo, impact, vibration and acoustical tests.

Must be capable in strain gage work using the wire element, foil, weldable, fatigue, multiplier and semi-conductor gages involving the critical location, application, bridging and calibration of test specimens and special purpose load cells and testing of setups using strain gage type accelerometers.

Must be familiar with optoelectronic circuits, fabrication and termination of fiber optic cables.

Must be knowledgeable in basic computer operations.

Must possess certifications required by the Company

Essential Job Functions
Physical Demands
Flight Test Instrumentation Technician (RP4143)
Standing: Requires full time standing with limited resting periods and to walk distances.
Heights: Able to work at heights. Able to climb stairs or ladders as required. Able to work off of step stools, scissor lifts, lift platforms and aircraft structure without handrails.
Overhead work: Able to work overhead as required.
Weight restriction: Able to Lift/push/pull/carry a minimum of 50 lbs.
Body positioning: Able to twist/bend (neck or waist) and stoop. Able to work in awkward positions as required. Able to squat/kneel/crawl/reach as required.
Work content: Able to use/hold/manipulate small tools and parts with hands. Simple grasping, power grasping and fine manipulation is required. Able to use vibrating tools and perform torqueing operations. Able to use power equipment. Repetitive tasks will be performed.
Vision/Hearing: High level Hand/Eye coordination required. Corrective lenses may be used. Eye protection required in many instances. Color differentiation may be required. Must be able to hear at level required for positions.
Environmental: Able to work around noise, chemicals, fumes and dust. Capable of using respirators and other personal protective equipment including hearing protection if required. Able to work outside if needed.
Attendance: Regular attendance required based on set work schedule. Able to work any shift.
Vehicles/Power moving equipment: Able to operate as required. Able to work around heavy equipment or machinery.

The physical demands described above do not contain a comprehensive listing of all physical requirements for all positions. The physical demands of each position will vary based on business needs so the physical demands described above are subject to change and employees therefore will also be expected to perform all physical requirements necessary for their positions. This job description may be changed to include new or different physical demands or change existing ones as management deems necessary.”

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Job Location(s): Palmdale California
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