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Job Title
Propulsion System Engineer

Job Profile

This position is a program specific position. The program is required to develop, manufacturer, and test a large composite concept aircraft. The concept aircraft will integrate mature 747-400 Powerplants, pneumatic system components and APU hardware are being integrated into the new airframe. Program has completed Critical Design Review and is in the manufacturing phase.

1. This position is for a Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the aircraft installed Propulsion System, Pneumatic System and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) System. Responsibilities include:

a. Generation and maintenance of installed Propulsion System, Pneumatic System and Auxiliary Power Unit System requirements and associated verifications including generation of verification plans, test plans, test procedures, test cards, test reports, and verification analyzes.

b. Generation of Installed Propulsion System, Pneumatic System and Auxiliary Power Unit System design and analyzes: Electrical, mechanical, electro mechanical, installation, interfaces, environmental, etc.

c. Integrating the 747-400 Powerplant (PW4056), Pneumatic components and APU into the new airframe. Requires Aircraft Mechanical-Electrical Systems Engineering experience.

d. Interfaces with program assigned electrical engineers and Customer engineers for aircraft installed Propulsion Systems components and wiring. Responsible for the review and release of system electrical block diagrams, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

e. Interfaces with program assigned mechanical engineers, design engineers, and Customer engineers for the mechanical/structural integration and installation of Propulsion, Pneumatic, and APU System components into the airframe. Responsible for the review and release of system mechanical block diagrams, detail drawings, assembly drawings and installation drawings.

f. Generate and coordinate system interfaces including fuel, pneumatics, electrical power, mechanical, structural, controls, indications etc. Generate and maintain Interface Control Documents/Drawings as required.

g. Specify, control and coordinate Powerplant, Pneumatic System and APU System aircraft controls and indications.

h. Generate system operating instructions including normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures.

i. Specify and coordinate Powerplant, Pneumatic System and APU System failure modes and effects, functional hazards and other system safety concerns with the System Safety group and interfacing system organizations.

j. Interface and coordinate engineering issues with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) engineering organizations as required.

k. Support Aircraft manufacturing (engineering liaison as required)

l. Troubleshoot the installed Propulsion, Pneumatic and APU systems down to the LRU/component level during installation, system checkout phase and throughout aircraft ground and flight tests.

m. Recommends and implements any Powerplant, Pneumatic System and APU System subsystem checkout and test based design changes.

n. Generate and coordinate system continued airworthiness requirements [ie. Maintenance instructions/manuals down to the Line Replaceable Units (LRU) Removal and Replacement level]

o. Report progress and concerns to engineering management.
Job Requirements
Required Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelors Degree and 8 year(s) related experience

Proficient in systems engineering, integration, installation, test and supportability of large commercial aircraft Powerplants, APU, and Pneumatic Systems.

Basic knowledge of Commercial aircraft turbofan engines, and installed performance

Basic knowledge of Commercial aircraft air breathing APUs and installed APU performance

Basic knowledge of Commercial aircraft pneumatic systems

Basic knowledge in aircraft system electrical schematics and wiring diagrams evaluation and generation

Basic weight and balance knowledge including calculating system weights and cg estimates g. Knowledge of 14 CFR part 25 regulations specifically pertaining to the Propulsion System, fuel system, pneumatics system and APU design.

Effective verbal and written communicator

Versed in technical writing and presentations

Motivated problem solver and troubleshooter

Proficient in PC use including Microsoft Office Products

Basic knowledge and use of Microsoft Visio

Basic knowledge of System Analysis Tools: Matlab, Excel, Flowmaster

Basic Knowledge of 2D/3D CAD modeling programs: CATIA V5, SolidWorks, AutoCad

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Location: USA-CA-Mojave
Date Last Verified
Aug 25,2014
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Aug 26,2014
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