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The Systems Engineer ensures all modifications conform to specifications; verifies the system operation with the Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP). He/she ensures that tasks assigned by the Training System Configuration Working Group (TSCWG) are accomplished. He/she is responsible for engineering studies, minor hardware/software updates, and feasibility studies on deficiencies, enhancements, and modifications. He/she develops and makes presentations to the TSCWG addressing schedule, scope and resource requirements of assigned projects. The engineer evaluates, designs, develops, installs, and prototypes modifications and suggestions required to support the training device and associated equipment. This work includes the following tasks:
* Responsible for accomplishing all phases of a continuing and progressive trainer update program that encompasses all software, electronics, hardware, hydraulics, communications, visual and other simulator systems.
* Designs flowcharts, codes, assembles, compiles, links and debugs computer programs in the Assembly and FORTRAN languages associated with each general-purpose computer as well as the Linux and XMIOS languages used by the Instructor Operator System (IOS) computer.
* Read electronic engineering drawings, schematics, and blue prints relative to the circuitry and electromechanical components of the trainer and be familiar with the tools provided in order to update these documents
* Have sufficient knowledge of aircraft systems to interpret USAF technical order data and/or aircraft engineering data to transpose information into functional software equations or electromechanical circuitry to accomplish the desired modifications.
* Develop new software, modify existing software, and develop full documentation for any software change.
* Prepare detailed drawings for manufacturing and acquisition of parts, the installation, testing, calibration, and functional integration of hardware and software with all associated systems to insure true duplication of aircraft performance.
* Present ideas or suggestions for design changes or methods of implementing a change that will result in an improvement in the overall fidelity of simulations.
* Monitor simulator operations to detect possible malfunctions, which may endanger human life or which has the ability to cause damage to the trainer.
* Designs and implement specialized test equipment and/or test software to enable maintenance personnel to rapidly identify and rectify system malfunctions.
* Assist both local and remote site maintenance personnel in solving a malfunction by problem analysis, diagnostic routines, troubleshooting, engineering tests and calibrating systems, until the malfunction is corrected and the trainer is back in operation.
* Be proficient in the utilization of a wide variety of complex and sensitive electronic testing equipment used to facilitate troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, and calibrating of numerous trainer systems/subsystems.
* Work with flight crews, instructors and simulator certification teams.
* Perform configuration control.
* Observe and assist subcontractors in the performance of any subcontracted modifications to the ARPTT.
* Performs other related tasks as directed.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
* Education and Certification: Bachelor's degree in a technical field with strong hardware/software emphasis or six years of simulation-related experience.
* Skills: Be able to code and test various programming languages as well as redesign and test electronic updates.
* Knowledge: Be knowledgeable in system operation and maintenance of trainer systems, use of software utilities to troubleshoot both hardware and software problems, and update technical documentation. Have knowledge of electronic and mechanical theory as applied to flight simulation, electrical power sources, aerodynamics and instrumentation, principles of digital computers and computer programming.
Ten years of experience on Flight Simulators.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
The work will be primarily in an office environment. Candidate may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. Job requires crawling under a simulator platform and climbing steep stairs to a platform 30 feet above floor level.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Akima, LLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
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