Vibrations Engineer

207 Business Park Dr., Ste. 100

VA Beach, VA 23462

Employee Type: Full-Time

Location: Elizabeth City, NC

Job Type: Vibrations Engineer

Experience: 4+ Years

​Clearance:  Secret

AERMOR LLC is seeking qualified candidates who will fully support the USCG’s reliability and airworthiness program. These services include RCM support, Wiring Configuration, Wiring Database Configuration, and various Airworthiness Sustainment Engineering Support services. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide vibration engineering expertise. Serve as the resident vibration, condition-based maintenance, structural monitoring and health usage monitoring subject matter expert. Provide vibration engineering expertise, condition-based maintenance and usage monitoring guidance to acquisition managers, program managers or air vehicle managers of aircraft, aircraft systems and aircraft components.
  • Design tests, assist in the design of tests and perform vibration tests, condition-based maintenance tests, strain gauge tests and other tests of these fields. Analyze, review, draw conclusions and make recommendations from the test result data. Determine compliance of test data with airworthiness requirements, D specifications, OEM standards, or other specifications.
  • Apply vibration engineering knowledge and skills to enhance airworthiness, ensure structural and component integrity, provide for crew safety and air vehicle safety, reduce maintenance, and improve aircraft and aircraft system’s reliability. Provide technical and engineering support for the specification, design, testing, installation, operation, use, maintenance and analysis of vibration, condition-based maintenance, structural monitoring and health usage monitoring systems.
  • Maintain databases. Review, evaluate, analyze, perform statistical analysis, provide summary analysis and draw conclusions from data. Make recommendations for database management, database configuration and database tools.
  • Identify appropriate equipment, components, hardware and software for vibration and condition-based maintenance and health usage monitoring efforts. Prepare documentation, written proposals and cost estimates for procurement of equipment, components, hardware, services, software and other vibration engineering related efforts.
  • Acquire airborne data, including real time flight test data. Monitor data quality and safety of flight. Perform analysis of mechanical diagnostics data, maintenance data, test data, structural data and other component data to provide problem resolution of critical and non-critical components. Provide summary analysis, draw conclusions and make recommendations from the data analysis.
  • Develop and refine condition indicators, health indicators, aircraft system vibration limits, algorithms, and maintenance techniques from acquired aircraft data.
  • Participate in the analysis and assessment of component tear down analyses. Correlate teardown results with component condition prediction of the vibration system or other systems. Recommend changes to condition indicators and health indicators.
  • Identify aircraft components, parts or systems for design modifications, process changes, or maintenance changes that will improve and support condition-based maintenance effectiveness. Collect and integrate sensors on various components to monitor the health of a system. Utilize an acquisition system to collect and analyze sensor data. Model and predict the collected data for fault detection and to build diagnostic and prognostic models.
  • Review, consider and account for environmental variables in test plans. Provide recommendations to account for the interacting and confounding influence of the environment on the test results.
  • Design, develop, conduct, and analyze modal tests. Review modal test plans and reports prepared by other organizations. Analyze, review, draw conclusions and make recommendations from the test data.
  • Create, promulgate and assist in the development of or changes to policy. Prepare updates and make recommendations for changes in appropriate technical manuals.
  • Provide training and training materials as required.
  • Resolve technical issues, mechanical failures, performance deficiencies, design faults, system shortcomings, human factor interaction, environmental influences and software issues.
  • Support root cause failure analysis. Provide vibration engineering expertise in failure analysis and in support of mishap investigations.
  • Provide vibration engineering expertise to Aviation Mishap Analysis Boards, USCG Air Stations, and ALC product lines as required.
  • Perform office, field and air station vibration engineering tasks.
  • Assist Vibration Program Office in establishing annual and long-term vibration engineering goals and monitoring their progress.
  • Participate in meeting and working groups. Interact with members involved in the field of vibration condition-based maintenance and usage monitoring. Liaise with USCG, DoD industry, vibration, usage and airworthiness authorities.
  • Provide written reports.
  • Perform other engineering duties as required. The Vibration Engineer may also be required to assist other positions.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Vehicle Engineering. The degree shall be from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school.
  • Minimum of four (4) years experience in vibration engineering.
  • Knowledgeable in helicopter rotor smoothing.
  • Experience in modal testing and analysis.
  • Strong working knowledge of data base management.
  • Experience in condition-based maintenance practices.
  • Skilled in the use of standard and specialized tools and the equipment of the discipline.
  • Experience in Mat-Lab or equivalent software.
  • Ability to work in and around aircraft, including the top of wings.

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