Lockheed Martin Lead Flight Test Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas
Description: Become part of our team as an in-country engineer for the KF-X effort. This program provides technical assistance to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop an advanced, multi-role fighter for the Republic of Korea Air Force. This position will be located in Sacheon, South Korea and the selected candidate will deploy from their current location in the second quarter of 2020.
The Flight Test Engineer will support the KF-X fighter program in Sacheon, Republic of Korea as technical advisor. Will advise the KAI Test and Evaluation vice president, senior managers, and mentor/coach KAI flight test engineering personnel.
Responsible for providing technical guidance for the development of detailed test plans, safety analysis and conduct of test operations. Will also provide guidance and recommendations for program planning and risk mitigation as well as alignment of capabilities, program requirements and test objectives in support of program milestones.
May also advise on process and procedure improvement, metrics reporting and coordinating and developing “work around plans”.
Will support the test program, flight and ground test readiness reviews, and flight test requirements alignment with exit criteria for the Initial Production Authorization (IPA) and Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) complete milestones.
In addition to strong technical skills, the candidate should have a track record of success working in diverse groups where attention to the customer is paramount. The candidate should also have a background that demonstrates effective cross-functional team building and coordination skills. The successful candidate will serve as a subject matter expert and train and mentor customer engineers. Upon selection, the candidate will receive details of the long-term benefits package associated with this international assignment.
Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Candidate must be able to relocate to South Korea. Candidate must be eligible for a Korean Work Visa.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college
9 years’ experience working aircraft flight test providing expert assistance to various customers
Lead Flight Test Engineer experience on an EMD/System Design and Development (SDD) fighter aircraft development program with experience in the primary areas of test program planning and execution, detailed flight test planning and test operations conduct, as well as recent test conductor/director experience.
Experience in flight sciences, vehicle systems, weapons integration and mission avionics test techniques or test support requirements.
Experience in requirements integration, developing and executing envelope expansion testing and planning integrated and concurrent mission avionics tests.
Experience with military or government programs, with direct customer interface.
The following skills are desired but not required:
Experience in performing mission control room training and the methods and approaches used to establish an effective training syllabus, as well as qualification management.
Understanding of fighter aircraft capabilities and requirements.
Recent experience with process and procedures for flight test planning, flight test operations and flight test safety.
Experience in developing work around and flight rate improvement plans as well as flight test road map and test mission optimization.
Experience in developing and managing aircraft operating limitations.
Experience in a work environment governed by ITAR and TAA limitations.
Effective writing and speaking communication abilities and interpersonal skills.
Experience effectively integrating into a diverse team with the ability to adapt to a foreign culture and work environment.
Experience with leading large teams
Experience working with international customers, particularly the Korean Government or culture
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