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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Maintenance Liaison & Insp Specialist in Lexington, Massachusetts

The mission of the Flight Test Facility is to support research and development programs at Lincoln Laboratory by providing unique airborne test bed platforms, state-of-the-art test facilities and expert integration and flight-test risk management solutions. The Flight Test Facility provides a method of validation with actual field collected data. Flight Test Facility Research aircraft are flown, maintained, and managed by a professional staff of pilots, certified maintenance mechanics and technicians, and administrative personnel. The Flight Test Facility's first priority is safety of flight. All flight operations are conducted by using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. As a result of various past airborne testing programs, mission-specific integration procedures have been developed. These procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations provide for safe and successful operations.

The Flight Test Facility was created to support early air-to-air collision avoidance research programs sponsored by the FAA. As the need for more extensive airborne testing increased, the Flight Test Facility has expanded to support a variety of Department of Defense, Homeland Security and FAA programs. The Flight Test Facility currently operates seven aircraft. The aircraft are experimentally certificated flying test beds ranging in size from a small general aviation Cessna to regional transport turboprops to large corporate jets. All aircraft maintenance, modifications and alterations are performed in accordance with the approved standards of a Part 145 Repair Station.

Job Summary

The Maintenance Engineering Liaison and Inspection Specialist is the gatekeeper between technical groups and the configuration manager for integrating prime mission systems and maintaining existing systems onboard the multi-user Special Mission Aircraft as part of the Part 145 repair station. The primary duty of this position is to review new mission system installations and work with the configuration manager with regards to scheduling, manpower, engineering Configuration Control Board (CCB) and or Modification Request (MOD REQ) packages and action items.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates between Project Teams, Modifications Installation Teams, Platform Coordinators, Maintenance Control, Quality Assurance (QA) and the designated modification CCB, MOD REQ chairman/manager/coordinator for issues and requirements involving aircraft/store modification, configuration tracking and flight clearance status/applicability for both hardware and software changes to Flight Test Facility aircraft and maintain the document packages including redlines for audit control, system engineer review and for the configuration manager for any CCB, MOD REQ updates.

  • Forecasts and schedules installations, changes and removals in coordination with multiple system engineers, maintenance personnel and various technical support staff

  • Oversees the orderly coordination of multiple project activities that may be in support of simultaneous operations or operations conducted in rapid succession. Supervising the installation and removals, as well as documenting changes of mission systems directly related to safe flight operations

  • Engineering liaison to the technical groups working with the configuration manager to integrate and maintain the prime mission systems and anticipate any flight testing impacts

  • Documentation manager for all related integration documents associated with the prime mission system integration, managing SCR documentation including redlines. Assist configuration manager with updates and reports as needed to configuration database

  • Integration planning of the aircraft mission systems in a safe, efficient and effective manner while following FAA and CCB, MOD REQ guidelines. Coordinate with outside vendors to ensure integration changes or upgrades are accurately identified and any test fit or kitting concerns are vetted

  • Audit and verification of CCB, MOD REQ approvals for installation compliance. All changes are documented and presented to the Configuration Manager for review and update

  • Collaborates with Crew Chiefs, Chief Inspector, Integration Specialist, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, Operations, Configuration Managers and User Groups during Air Force Airworthiness inspections and audits

Requirements

  • Ten years direct aircra ft maintenance experience performing maintenance, preventa ti ve maintenance, inspec ti on and altera ti on on large and small aircraft including helicopters.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a maintenance supervisory position is preferred.

  • Possess a FAA A&P cer ti ficate.

  • Possess a FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) rating is preferred.

  • Experience with Gulfstream GII, GIV, Falcon HU‐25, Viking DHC6‐300, Cessna 206 and SAAB 340 preferred.

  • Knowledge of various Microsoft Products.

  • Knowledge of remote video conferencing products such as Zoom and Teams.

  • Willingness to support Digital Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management Initiatives.

Requirements Con't

  • Experience with FAA cer tifi ca ti on processes and procedures with an emphasis on Special Airworthiness cer ti fica ti on and familiarity with DCMA 8210 Contractor’s Flight and Ground Opera ti ons preferred.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effec ti vely with a variety of individuals,

  • departments and organiza ti ons

  • Ability and willingness to work with irregular hours and work days

  • Ability to travel on short no ti ce

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent highly preferred

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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