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Flight Test Engineer I-NX

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

*** This position is open to Fall 2022 graduates***


Flight Test Engineer I-NX in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

December 2022 graduates will be considered.


The Applicant is expected to safely perform the on-ground and in-flight duties of a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) in support of 14 CFR Part 25 Airplane Certification and future product development. This position is within the Aerodynamics and Performance Flight Test subgroup. Typical responsibilities include reviewing system and regulatory requirements, authoring test plans to include test specifications, defining test success criteria, and analysis methods. Additionally, this position also involves executing desktop simulations, high fidelity laboratory testing, and on-airplane ground/in-flight tests to gather data and assess airplane flying and handling qualities. These data are required to improve safety, refine existing systems, inform future designs, or demonstrate compliance with internal Company requirements and Federal Regulations. Simulation and test results are to be captured in highly technical reports and often submitted to the FAA and other International Regulatory agencies. Some regional and international travel and short-term deployments to support airplane testing is expected. The Applicant is expected to function well with a blended team of engineers, management, and airplane support staff with varying experience levels and diverse backgrounds but also, complete scheduled tasks independently.


  • Strong data analysis skills with MATLAB or similar analysis tools highly desired.
  • Strong technical document authoring and presentation skills highly desired.
  • Aviation experience (pilot license, aircraft design & build, UAV operations…) desired.
  • An interested in aircraft performance, handling qualities, flight control systems, flutter, aircraft loads, or aerodynamics required.



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Engineering or related curriculum required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Entry level. 0-18 months experience.

Position Purpose:

Performs engineering work related to the investigation and solution of basic problems associated with research, design, development, service and manufacture of Gulfstream aircraft.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Provides technical assistance to engineering staff and contributes by completing discrete engineering tasks on schedule .
  2. Using company procedures, applies engineering knowledge to resolve routine issues .
  3. Analyzes and evaluates results of project activities .
  4. Prepares recommendations for changes and compiles necessary reports for various department supervision .
  5. Recognizes discrepancies and/or problems with analysis/test results and works toward corrective action .

Additional Functions:
  1. Actively works to improve daily processes, and ensures all work meets customer requirements .
  2. Continues learning and developing knowledge of application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in assigned field of expertise .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. The level of technical skills and abilities appropriate for this grade level will be established by each discipline.
  2. Work is closely supervised/monitored, follows established procedures and methods.
  3. Failure to achieve results may cause delays in program schedules.
  4. Ability to convey technical concepts in both written and verbal formats.
  5. Contacts are primarily with direct supervisor, mentor, and other exempt professionals in the group or department.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 195981

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 07/31/2022 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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