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Fuel System Engineer
A Fuel System Engineer opportunity is available to develop the fuel system on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), the world's most advanced tiltrotor air vehicle. The FLRAA builds on the generational successes of past Bell experimental and production tiltrotors to enable the war fighter and save lives. Applicants will have the opportunity to experience the full lifecycle of the air vehicle and develop solutions for an aircraft fuel system.
This position is located at Bell's headquarters facility in Ft. Worth, TX with travel to other Bell and supplier facilities. The Fuel System Engineer is responsible for assisting in the design, development and implementation of the fuel system on the FLRAA aircraft.
Assist in the development of fuel system requirements and architecture, including fuel components and conveyance.
Assist in the design and analysis of the fuel system.
Assist in the Fuel system CAD integration into the aircraft, in coordination with interfacing system requirements.
Management of supplier component development, qualification and hardware delivery.
System design, requirements management, specifications, interface management, system safety assessment, verification and validation testing support, aircraft functional test and flight test support and management of aircraft/system qualification and certification.
Develop vehicle level fuel system functional test procedures.
Develop flight test plans and reports.
Work closely with other teams, participating in design trade studies for air vehicle level optimization.
Work with the other teams and fuel system suppliers to develop Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring (IVHM) solutions.
Support of fuel system activities throughout the build process, flight test program, and field support.
Different levels of experience will be considered with at least 2 years of experience in fuel systems design and analysis is preferred.
Experience with aircraft fuel system development and testing preferred
Experience managing aircraft component suppliers through the phases of new aircraft development
Analysis skills to accomplish complete pressure drop and flow analysis of fluid systems
Experience with aircraft installation, functional testing, and troubleshooting
Familiarity with military and industry standards for fuel system component qualification and system level requirements and design
Experience with creation of system specifications, requirements traceability, and verification
Experience with the creation of System Safety Assessments, Failure Hazard Analysis, and Certification/Qualification Test plans
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to coordinate, prioritize tasks, and report status
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with customers and suppliers, as well as horizontal integrations across the other teams
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Ability to work effectively within a team utilizing good interpersonal and organization skills
Ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance preferred
Familiarity with model-based systems engineering preferred
Experience with fuel system design, preferably rotorcraft applications preferred
Familiarity with 3D modeling using CATIA (V6 experience preferred)
Textron Relocation Assistance policy is in effect / applies for this position for candidates who qualify
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