Lockheed Martin Flight Test Instru Tech in Palmdale, California
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
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Job Location(s): Palmdale California