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VTOL Aerodynamics and Performance Engineer

Company: Textron
Location: Wichita
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

VTOL Aerodynamics and Performance Engineer
** Flight Physics Engineer**
Calling all Creators, Innovators, Dreamers, and Out-Of-The-Box Thinkers.
Come be part of the company that is changing the way the world looks at flying. Textron eAviation is the only company in the world that has a fully electric airplane that is being sold to customers round the world and teaching the next generation of pilots how to fly. As we grow to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we need more motivated and out-of-the-box thinkers ready to join us on our journey. From creative thinking to digital design and advanced manufacturing methods, our team is creating the future of flight.
We are a group of pioneers who seek to usher in the age of sustainable aviation using the newest technologies. The eAviation Flight Physics Engineer will be a part of a dynamic and diverse team of engineers developing novel technological capabilities in nascent aviation market segments. This role will be a part of a fast paced and flexible environment and will include vehicle flight characteristics, performance, and systems flight testing of Textron eAviation electric and autonomous vertical lift system aircraft.
** Description:**
Responsible for the aerodynamic analysis and development of new eVTOL products using analytic data, wind tunnel data, and flight test data while collaborating with other departments and groups in flight dynamics, structures, flight control systems and flight test certification.

  • The variety of tasks within the Flight Physics organization can include aerodynamic design and analysis of aircraft loads, performance, and handling qualities.

  • Will involve the development of processes, design, analysis, and simulation models and tools using a variety of in house programs as well as FORTRAN, MATLAB, C and MATHCAD codes on LINUX workstations and PCs.

  • Participate in the entire development process, from early advanced design efforts to final certification activity.

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines such as Mass Properties, Flight Controls, Propulsion, Mechanical Systems, Engineering Flight Test, Stress, and Fatigue.

  • Apply knowledge of 14 CFR Part 23, Part 27, Part 25, Part 29, and EASA SC-VTOL regulations to ensure all critical design and certification analyses have been performed.

  • Document results in memos and certification reports for transmittal to internal customers and global certification authorities.

    ** Education/Qualifications/Special Requirements:**

    • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is required.

    • The qualified candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work well on small teams and exhibit the general competencies required for success, such as adaptability, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and high work standards.

    • Additional consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the configuration development of new and derivative aircraft with relevant experience in aerodynamic analysis, which includes, but is not limited to the collection and reduction of wind tunnel data, the development of theoretical aerodynamic models, utilizing simulation tools to perform trajectory analysis, calculating aircraft performance, or determining aircraft handling characteristics.

    • For all candidates, fluency with programming in a structured language as well as MATLAB and/or Visual Basic experience is highly desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word, or similar products, is expected.

      EEO Statement
      Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
      Job Engineering
      Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita
      Recruiting Company Textron eAviation
      Schedule Full-time
      Job Level Individual Contributor
      Shift First Shift
      Req ID: 312314

Keywords: Textron, Wichita , VTOL Aerodynamics and Performance Engineer, Engineering , Wichita, Kansas

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