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Helicopter Test Engineer

Company: Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description Helicopter Test Engineer (ARL-21-0533-F):

Bowhead is seeking a Helicopter Test Engineer for its ARL contact in Aberdeen, MD. The Helicopter Test Engineer performs assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed, selects or adapts standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents, receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed, performs recurring work independently. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions. This technician performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as: • Assembles or installs equipment or parts requiring simple wiring, soldering, or connecting. • Following specific instructions, assembles or constructs simple or standard equipment or parts; may service or repair simple instruments or equipment. • Constructing components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment; may troubleshoot and correct malfunctions • Extracts engineering data from various prescribed but non-standardized sources; processes the data following well-defined methods including elementary algebra and geometry; presents the data in prescribed form. • Performs simple or routine tasks or tests such as tensile or hardness tests; operates and adjusts simple test equipment; records test data. • Gathers and maintains specified records of engineering data such as tests, drawings, etc.; performs computations by substituting numbers in specified formulas; plots data and draws simple curves and graphs. • Must follow all applicable safety rules and SOPs • Precision alignment and balancing of high-speed rotating machinery and experimental hardware including: motors, gearboxes, transmissions, shafts, and couplings • Configuring and troubleshooting test cell data acquisition instrumentation, such as accelerometers, flow meters, torque meters, pressure sensors, speed pickups, optical encoders, thermocouples, displacement transducers, force transducers (load cells), and lubricant debris sensors. • Fabrication and modification of mounts, fixtures, and brackets using machining tools, such as a mill, late and drill press. • Maintaining, repairing and reconfiguring mechanical systems involving transmissions, gearboxes, lubrication systems, hydraulic actuators, hydraulic pumps, and test stand structures. • Maintaining, repairing and reconfiguring electrical systems involving motors, variable frequency drives, transformers, electrical disconnects, data acquisition cables, and data acquisition sensors. • Assembly and disassembly of precision aerospace transmissions and experimental hardware with precision interference fits, torque specifications, alignment shimming, and special tools. • Operates lab equipment to conduct designed experiments and collects data for Principal Investigator. • Designs and fabricates custom parts as needed in the lab used for engine set-up and instrumentation. • Specifies and orders parts, supplies and equipment needed for future experiments. • Other duties as assigned

Requirements • 7+ years of related experience • Certification to operate Bowhead and Government vehicles • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, be subjected to outdoor elements and work as part of a team. • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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Keywords: Bowhead / UIC Technical Services, Baltimore , Helicopter Test Engineer, Other , Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

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