Engine Performance Engineer
Essential Job Functions:
Generation of engine steady-state performance predictions, understanding significant deviations relative to target levels Prepare front to back plot package and analyze specific component impacts on systems performance Identify shortfalls to audit requirements or thrust response requirements Review and analyze engineering changes to quantify impact to performance and operability requirements Analyze flight test data, summarize results, create plot packages, and provide recommendations Update acceleration & deceleration control schedules to ensure engine and control system will meet requirements without violating other system limits Provide review material for software functional readiness reviews Assemble post-test model audits, gas generator analysis and model calibration information into documentation package Determine component efficiencies, nozzle coefficients, key pressure losses, and compressor operating lines Assist in identifying opportunities for improvement and take ownership for implementation Collaborate and innovate with a team of QuEST engineers in the project process
Secondary Job Functions:
At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles, tasks, and opportunities include: Execution within multiple services Product/Project Management: Execution and Support Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability Personnel Management Onboarding and Professional Development: collaborate and mentor QuEST Team Members Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent experience) and 0 to 2+ years of relevant experience. The following criteria will be additionally used to identify and assess top candidates: Familiar with operating principles of a jet engine from a thermodynamic standpoint Have knowledge of computer programming such as MATLAB, C++ or FORTRAN Prior work experience (including internships) performing engineering analysis preferred Prior experience with engine performance or operability analysis would be a plus Project Management experience, including: Planning, Finances, Tracking, and Reporting Ability to manage customer perceptions and showcase QuEST s achievements Experience in technical writing and conducting formal presentations Proficiency with MS-Office Suite Tools, to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project Strong communication, organizational, and social skills required Candidate must be responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Candidate must have the ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines
Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident This is an excellent opportunity for spirited candidates seeking to apply and further develop themselves in a growing and dynamic organization.
Core Value Alignment: Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers expectations each and every time
Teamwork: Draw strength from teamwork / collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.
Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement.
Change Championship: The speed at which we adapt is critical to our success.
QuEST s continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values. Typical Career Paths Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools. Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members efforts, set and evaluates annual goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making. QuEST is a rapidly growing world-wide company with a need for future global engineering leaders in our operations and sales organizations. Potential future roles could include operational business unit leader, global sales leader, or technical service line leader.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Mostly Office Environments. Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Location: CT (East Hartford) Travel: minimal (less than 10%) Compensation Type: Competitive wages. Position also qualifies for benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, disability, life insurance, 401(K), tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Team Leader
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