Aircraft Sustainment Researcher - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA
  • Job Code
    494971
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Aircraft Sustainment Researcher - ELSYS

ID: 494971
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Aerospace, Aircraft, Avionics, Data Analytics/Science, Information Technology, Instrumentation, Military Vehicles, Project/Program Management, System Architecture, System Engineering

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Test Engineering Division (TEN) is currently seeking an aircraft sustainment researcher for a full-time research faculty position in Atlanta, Georgia. As an aircraft sustainment process researcher, you will be part of team working with the Air Force, Industry, and the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to provide novel approaches to solve complicated aircraft sustainment process challenges. Employing continuous process improvement practices, you will learn the customer's processes, culture, and information technology (IT) limitations in order to recommend solutions that will improve enterprise level aircraft sustainment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Research and analyze processes, organizational culture, and IT infrastructure related to the sustainment and maintenance of commercial and DoD aircraft
  • Research and define capabilities, processes, and technical gaps as they relate to aircraft readiness and sustainment
  • Coordinate with Project Director (PD) to develop and specify technical requirements, schedules, and program risk analysis
  • Propose aircraft sustainment and process improvement projects and develop sponsor relationships to build on opportunities and secure future opportunities
  • Participate in technical meetings with sponsors and industry collaborators serving as the subject matter expert for aircraft maintenance and sustainment processes
  • Lead small to mid-sized teams and/or process improvement projects relating to aircraft maintenance and sustainment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Master’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Master’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering, or Business Administration and four (4) years of relevant full time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Consideration will be given to candidates that do not have a Master's degree with 10+ years of experience performing in roles that align with the responsibilities and requirements defined for this position.
  • 4+ years of experience in a commercial or DoD aircraft maintenance and sustainment environment
  • Experience developing and implementing process improvement plans
  • Experience leading small to mid-sized teams and/or projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with aircraft production and/or maintenance process management
  • Experience with business development activities
  • FAA maintenance certifications and/or A&P license (Airframe and Power Plant License)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Project Management Professional Certification

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .

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