Flying Quality Engineer

September 27, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type


JT4 is hiring a Flying Quality Engineer for their Edwards Air Force Base located in California.

Performs as a lead on more complex engineering assignments. Performs a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, design, development, manufacturing, testing, installation, integration, sustainment, operation, and maintenance of diverse software, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and systems. Performs generally as a lead of a development, sustainment, or operations & maintenance team on more complex engineering assignments.

  • Independently performs a range of design, development, analysis, or review tasks under generally established project deadlines.
  • Completes design specifications, analyses, or design reviews for complex projects.
  • Generates complete design specifications for more complex projects.
  • Coordinates and works closely with other engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.
  • Verifies and complies with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.
  • Prepares, delivers, and submits technical papers and performs engineering studies.
  • Supports development of technical proposals and provides comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.
  • Develops, maintains, and produces technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.
  • Directs interface with customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities; acts as liaison for design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.
  • Conducts site visits and experimental investigations and analyzes engineering problems, proposes solutions and alternatives, and provides recommendations.
  • Performs other position-related duties and assignments as directed.


The Flying Quality Engineer will have experience in flight vehicle performance, stability and control, and flight-test planning, preparation & execution. This experience should include test plan development, real-time control room monitoring, post test data analysis, authoring test plans and formal test reports.


  • Key Components - Develop test plans and requirements for flying qualities and performance flight-testing. Support flight test preparation by calculating vehicle performance and handling qualities predictions and limitations.
  • Be a member of flight test team, including supporting real-time monitoring in the control room during flight test for performance & flying qualities.
  • Conduct post flight data analysis and provide updates as necessary to improve vehicle performance or handling.
  • Develop standardized analysis and reporting tools.
  • Document test data and results through informal and formal test reports.
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