Principal Engineer Fleet Engineering
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Chicago, IL 60606
EMPLOYER: UNITED AIRLINES, INC.
POSITION: Principal Engineer Fleet Engineering
Responsible for the testing, troubleshooting and performance analysis of Pratt & Whitney PW4056/60/77/90 Series Engines and IAE V2500 series engines, utilizing experience in the servicing, repair, and test operation of aircraft engines; applying principles of aerodynamics and thermodynamics; using signal conditioning devices, airflow, pressure and temperature measurement instruments used in test cells or wind tunnels; and basic operations and dynamics of test cells or wind tunnels. Duties include developing and upkeep of Engine maintenance program and Test Specifications for all PW4056/60/77/90 engines in accordance with manufacturer requirements, as well as developing unique requirements and procedures specific to United’s engines and maintenance programs. Provides on-site assistance in troubleshooting of various performance and mechanical problems, including analyzing vibration and measuring frequency responses using Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT), from engines and engine mounted accessories, as the need arises. Actively participate in failure and event investigation, including liaison with FAA and NTSB on investigations as needed. Responsibilities also include directing continuous improvement initiative in enhancing United Airline’s Engine Condition Monitoring (ECM) and on-wing health monitoring programs, working with various internal and external partners to develop the next generation predictive analytics analyzing performance and trends to improve engine reliability and safety. Responsible for documenting and developing workscope instructions for removed engines and to identify and correct problems with engines that fail test; performing modular performance analysis of all listed Engines; and tracking long term engine, module and overall performance trends. Responsible for monthly reporting of engine and module performance trending to upper management. Utilizes FMEA and DMAIC techniques to analyze impact of modifications on engine reliability; and modifies or develops data acquisition codes to measure additional parameters and analyze data for specific investigation or testing using Visual Basic and FORTRAN on Linux and UNIX platforms. Utilizes MS Excel to analyze test and performance data, and MS PowerPoint, Project and Visio for reporting, presenting and project management, and accesses and interprets Test Cell or wind tunnel engineering Schematics drawings utilizing drafting and drawing software including AutoCad and Catia. Calibrates and correlates Test Cells and instrumentation to ensure compliance with the requirements of the manufacturer; writes RFP/RFQ; evaluate vendor proposals and lead development; and enhances and/or modifies Engine programs and/or test cells. Performs advanced statistical analysis on defects encountered during on-wing operation or testing to determine reliability, report on product to senior management and actively participates in product reliability improvement teams. 40 hours per week.
Position requires a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and one year of work experience in Aerospace Engineering.
Must have work experience with the following:
• Servicing, repair, and test operation of aircraft engines;
• Using signal conditioning devices, airflow, pressure and temperature measurement instruments used in test cells or wind tunnels, and basic operations and dynamics of test cells or wind tunnels;
• FORTRAN and Visual Basic programming languages;
• Using MS Excel to analyze test and performance data, and MS PowerPoint, Project and Visio for reporting, presenting and project management;
• Using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT);
• Accessing and interpreting test cell or wind tunnel engineering schematics drawings utilizing drafting and drawing software;
• Performing advanced statistical analysis;
• Applying principles of aerodynamics and thermodynamics; and
• Using FMEA or DMAIC
JOB SITE: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Any interested applicant should submit resume for the Principal Engineer Fleet Engineering position to:
Senior Analyst – TA Programs
United | Houston Support Center
609 Main Street 18th Floor | Houston, TX 77002