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AATC - RC-26R PM/Test & Evaluation Engineer
at Apogee Engineering
Apogee is seeking an RC-26R PM/Test & Evaluation (T&E) Engineer located at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), OK in support of the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC).
Why work with us?
Apogee Engineering, LLC is a growing provider of research, engineering, operations, financial and administrative expertise across an array of DOD and Federal Civilian customer. Our company was founded on the commitment of making a positive difference regardless of venue, agenda or personality. This commitment, infused with integrity and a passion for excellence, has propelled Apogee Engineering into the ranks of an elite small business company, known for unwavering dedication to their client's success, a warm and family-like work environment, and an enthusiasm to providing the right solution at the right time.
What you will be doing:
- Work with the host unit for aircraft, operational and maintenance manpower, and equipment support
- Draft and coordinate memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and memorandums of agreement (MOAs) for parking, aircraft ground equipment, use of government-owned vehicles, building management responsibilities, and airspace correspondence.
- Provide program test support and coordination for RC-26R and other aircraft capability enhancement ground and flight test and reporting requirements
- Provide draft Test and Evaluation Master Plans, test plans and reports, briefings, test schedules and test procedures in accordance with (IAW) AATC Test and Reporting procedures and templates
- Support working groups, boards, and reviews and interface with test article design and analysis function representatives to develop test and test data requirements and collection methods
- Coordinate all requirements between aircraft modification programs to include Ground Test requirements, Flight Test requirements, Test Assets, and any other potential resources, briefing and/or preparing briefings on modification program test status to the AATC Commander and National Guard Bureau (NGB)
- Assist in identifying and developing test core documentation for modification programs and execution oversight for associated program test documents
- Provide avionics, mechanical, maintenance and structural integration oversight into existing aircraft systems and identify integration issues between modifications and existing systems and recommend solutions.
- Accomplish aircraft installation drawings in support of temporary modifications, technical data packages, product drawings, and provide systems engineering support for Mission Design Series (MDS) avionics, mechanical, and structural modifications
- Identify engineering milestone entry and exit criteria for government approval of program phase transitions
- Fly on selected test flights to monitor test equipment, conduct test events, and for data gathering efforts
- Identify, coordinate, and schedule appropriate military or civilian test facilities (ranges, labs, System Integration Labs, etc.) with the cognizant company, subcontractor, or government agency
- Assist in the creation, coordination, and approval of test cards among cognizant agencies
- Conduct post-test data evaluation and problem identification and resolution utilizing aviator experience
- Assist in the management and use of those test IT systems
- Conduct research, assist in budget planning and analyses, draft test project outlines/electronic project orders
- Identify and develop critical operational issues, objectives, and measures of effectiveness from review or knowledge of user requirement documents, operational employment considerations (tactics, techniques, and procedures), and appropriate operational experience.
- Assist in the design, publication, and storage of detailed test information and provide detailed input in the preparation of data and drawings to submit with AF Forms 1067 for aircraft modifications
- Compile, reduce, and analyze test data from on-board and ground-based sensors, to include statistical analysis of quantitative data such as bomb scores and target location errors.
What you will need to have:
- Possess familiarity with pre- and post-mission detailed test documentation (electronic and print)
- Possess familiarity with all forms of test Information Technology (IT) networks, hardware and software
- Possess a thorough knowledge of the Department of Defense (DoD)/United States Air Force (USAF) test process and test facilities to assist AATC in the successful execution of assigned tests
- Possess expertise to make recommendations on test article configurations and coordinate the integration of test modifications with US Air Force Research Laboratory engineering personnel and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center program offices
- Possess familiarity with test plan and reporting requirements and be efficient in writing and communication requirements
- Possess a Secret clearance
- Possess at least ten (10) years of RC-26 or relevant ISR aircrew experience
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree in area of expertise (desired)