Senior Predictive Maintenance and Analytics Research Engineer - ATAS

Cobb County/smyrna - Metro Atlanta

Job Description

The Rocketry and Flight Instrumentation Branch (RFIB) of the ATAS Aerospace and Acoustics Technologies Division (AATD) is searching for an experienced Aerospace or Mechanical Engineer subject matter expert with a strong background in predictive maintenance (PMx) and analytics (PMA), flight hardware and data analysis, and AI/ML driven aircraft readiness to work on several ongoing DoD/non-DoD sponsored programs.

Primary roles include supporting research aimed to improve aircraft readiness using cutting edge AI/ML techniques, optimization of Mx aircraft procedures, and technical leading of integrated aeromechanical and data science tasks. Secondary roles include business development and coordination with external government sponsors as well as representing active GTRI PMx/PMA research at government technical meetings for in-depth applied research discussions.

Additional job duties may include periodic support of aerospace testing activities (field testing and on-site facility testing), basic signal processing, mechanical design/prototyping/fabrication, and interfacing with programmatic government personnel. The desired candidate should be familiar with the peer-review publishing process and experienced in proposal writing, working in a laboratory environment, and comfortable with technical engagement with sponsors and colleagues.

Job Duties

  • Develop Python and Matlab analytical algorithms to integrate ML/AI results with commercial software packages, Government Open Architecture Codes, and GTRI proprietary analytical models
  • V&V model results with relevant measured flight data and characterize performance (rocket trajectories, rotorcraft flight maneuvers, etc)
  • Familiarity with aerospace Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) or Predictive Maintenance methods, aircraft maintenance and scheduling standards, and typical flight line workflow
  • Familiarity of high usage air platforms such as the H-60 (rotorcraft), C-17 (manned fixed-wing), Group 1-3+ UAS, or comparable deployed vehicles
  • Occasionally support aerospace testing as needed (flight testing, data acquisition, etc.)
  • Technical writing for proposals, deliverables, and peer-reviewed publications
  • Task leadership management skillset
  • Communication and networking with research colleagues, sponsor interactions, and academic collaboration

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer II

  • A Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering.

Senior Research Engineer

  • A Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study in engineering and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-8 years of experience in an applied research environment
  • Expertise in Solidworks, Matlab, Python, and git
  • Familiarity with code development standards, version control methods, and software documentation
  • Familiarity with fundamental T&E skillset (such as sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition/analysis, and core signal processing skills)
  • Capability for contribution in both individual and team research programs
  • Strong communication, technical writing, and analytical problem-solving skills
  • The candidate should possess a strong technical understanding of aeromechanical fundamentals, proficient with MATLAB and python, and have strong communication and technical writing skills. Additionally, the candidate should be familiar with state of the art AI/ML as applied to active systems and well versed in PMx/PMA.

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 Institutes mission of solving the worlds 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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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