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Aerodynamics Engineer

Company: Piper Aircraft
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Summary:The Specialist Engineer, Aerodynamics is the expert level individual contributor providing technical leadership in the flight sciences at Piper Aircraft. The role is a multi-faceted position that requires a command of engineering practices related to flight test data reduction and expansion, computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel modeling, and preliminary aircraft design. Essential Job Functions:--- Guide, create, innovate, and review flight test plans related to aircraft flying qualities and performance--- Accurately analyze flight test data to reduce and expand aircraft performance information for the Pilot's Operating Handbook--- Serve as the subject matter expert for addressing flight sciences irregularities resulting from production or experimental flight testing--- Execute and coach others to perform efficient computational fluid dynamics modeling of complex surfaces up to and including an entire airframe--- Lead wind tunnel modeling efforts to include model definition, instrumentation requirements, site selection, and data analysis--- Perform well reasoned trade studies, initial sizing, lofting, and competitor analysis in support of new product development projects--- Support accident investigators with a best possible flight path and/or aircraft performance estimate when requested following an incident or accident--- Other related tasks as assigned Supervisory Responsibilities:This role has no supervisory responsibilities. The employee may be required to provide technical leadership for other flight sciences engineers. Education and Experience:Required:--- Bachelor's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or closely related field--- Minimum of ten years of engineering experience in aerodynamics and/or flight sciences--- Documented experience to allow addition to the ODA as a flight analyst unit member within one year of hire Preferred:--- Graduate degree(s) in engineering or a related field--- Previous designation as an ODA flight analyst unit member or DER--- Published research related to flight sciences--- Pilot's certificate(s)/rating(s)

Keywords: Piper Aircraft, Palm Bay , Aerodynamics Engineer, Engineering , Vero Beach, Florida

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