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Control Systems Engineer

Greensboro, North Carolina Contract Job ID: 2010111122
Estimated Duration: 12 months


General Summary:
The Control Systems Engineer – supports the development, integration, verification and certification of electronic Control Systems including Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS); supports the analytical control system design, analysis and associated simulation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, development and certification of Control Systems, and more specifically AFCS including: architecture development, system requirements development, system integration, system safety, system qualification, system integration testing (hardware-in–the-loop) and system issues resolution.
  • Analytical design and development of closed loop Control Systems including: control topology/architecture and control law structure development, control system gain design and analysis, linear and nonlinear simulation infrastructure development to support control system design.
  • Defines Control Systems integration, verification and validation (V&V) testing requirements, test procedures and supports laboratory and flight test activity as required.
  • Execution of Automatic Flight Control System integration, Safety-Of-Flight, and certification testing.
  • Defines and reviews control systems requirements, ICDs, electrical drawings, test plans, system safety documentation and system performance analysis.
  • Resolves problems from the development, certification, production, and field support activities.
  • Review System Safety documents, including Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), System Safety Assessment (SSA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)


Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or other related field required.
    Minimum 2 years of direct experience as a control systems engineer in actual aircraft development programs (Part 23 or 25), preferably in the area of flight critical systems, including requirements development, design, analysis, integration, testing and system troubleshooting and control problem solving experience.
  •  AFCS or electronic flight controls experience is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Accountability to resolve issues and meet agreed milestones with minimal supervision.
  • System troubleshooting and debugging skills, both in the lab and in the actual aircraft.
  • Working knowledge of control systems, including high integrity and fail-operational system architectures and data bus protocols.
  • Fluency in systems requirements development and management.
  • Working knowledge of modern control design methods (such as LQR) and aircraft stability and control analysis.
  • Fluency in Mathworks MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of FAA & EASA certification requirements, including airworthiness and operational requirements preferred.
  • Experience with Engineering process tools for Requirement Management, Defect Tracking, Configuration Control and Version Control (DOORS, JIRA, Bitbucket, SourceTree desired).
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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