Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a flight test subject matter expert to serve as an engineering consultant, technical expert, and manager for an upcoming flight test program for a high-visibility US Air Force multi-engine aircraft currently in development.  This person will apply flight test experience to optimize project and test plans, and then support on-site flight test operations at various test ranges and test locations.  The candidate will take a lead role within a stakeholder working group and be responsible to write test plans, instrumentation and data collection plans, and airworthiness and safety analysis leading to approved ground and flight test operations.  The candidate will contribute a working knowledge of military test ranges and flight test processes.  

The candidate will work autonomously with our Air Force customer and end-users, which requires professionalism and strong communication skills.  The successful candidate must have at minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical, engineering, or science curriculum, and have at least ten years of experience in DoD and/or commercial flight testing and test-related management roles.  The candidate also requires direct experience with analysis methods (e.g., design of experiments) to derive maximum benefit from a limited sample of test points.  Test Pilot School and/or DoD Level 3 certification in Test & Evaluation are definite advantages.  Minimum SECRET clearance is required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in relevant engineering or science curriculum
  • 10+ years T&E experience in military and/or commercial aviation
  • Formal flight test training in military and/or commercial aircraft
  • Experience planning military and/or commercial flight test operations
  • Familiarity with analytical methods (e.g., design of experiments) to derive test points within limited budget/resources
  • Working familiarity with flight test instrumentation, telemetry, data management/analysis, and reporting
  • SECRET clearance

Preferred:

  • Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering or relevant curriculum
  • USAF or USN Test Pilot School graduate as pilot or engineer
  • DAWIA Test & Evaluation Level 3 certification
  • Top secret clearance

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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