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Flight Controls Senior (L5) Engineer. Job in Medina FOX8 Jobs

Medina, Washington
Job Type
13 Sep 2022
Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Company is seeking well-seasoned, accomplished, self-motivated Senior Career Engineers (L5) to be the technical leaders for design, analysis, testing and certification of flight control systems and components for large commercial aircraft as well as to lead support for the production and fleet operations of this equipment. The flight controls team is currently engaged in the challenging and exciting work of bringing new derivative airplanes into service as well as getting prepared to create the more capable, more efficient and even safer airliners of the future. This requisition is for multiple positions in multiple flight control disciplines performing many of the tasks listed below.

These positions are located in Everett, Washington and are expected to be 100% onsite.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Lead the resolution of airplane level requirements into system level requirements and system level requirements into component requirements with time and cost-efficient validation methods.
  • Lead the development of system and subsystem architecture alternatives to meet requirements and objectives.
  • Lead the analysis and comparison of alternatives (trade study) to rapidly converge on preferred configurations including defining and executing system simulations and development test programs.
  • Lead system, component and detail design efforts with thorough documentation within schedule and cost constraints to create error free, readily manufactured system and component specifications and drawings.
  • Lead system level and component level validation analysis and testing, including: plan creation; consultation regarding iron bird, system and component test rigs; test monitoring; analysis and test report authoring; supplier test report review and approval; test failure analysis; and test failure mitigation.
  • Lead the development of GNC and mathematical tools and techniques and aids in developing Technology roadmaps.
  • Lead system, component and detail certification efforts, including: creation of required certification artifacts, such as, system safety analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and fault tree analysis; confirming and demonstrating traceability to regulatory requirements; and resolution of regulation conflicts.
  • Lead the support of initial production efforts including: timely resolution of prototype and first build problems at Boeing and supplier manufacturing facilities; ensuring readiness for production start-up milestones, such as, power-on, system gauntlet, system functional test, ground test and first flight; analysis and resolution of rejections and ground/flight test squawks; and ground/flight test data review for design validation and certification compliance.
  • Lead the support of on-going production efforts including: timely resolution of build problems at Boeing and supplier manufacturing facilities; identifying and implementing design improvements to build accuracy, build rate, and production line safety; and timely resolution of rejections, functional test failures and flight squawks.
  • Lead support of global fleet operations including: subject matter expert consultation for airline and regulator queries; Lead resolution efforts to resolve Service Related Problems (SRP); and analyze reported flight incidents to provide recommendations to the Safety Review Board (SRB) for Continued Operational Safety Program (COSP) determinations.
  • Lead trade studies designs to meet program requirements.
  • Train and coach others.
  • Generally, these activities require successful cross-functional coordination within and outside of Boeing including with: manufacturing, avionics, crew-ops, airplane safety, aerodynamics, supply chain management, BCA systems software, suppliers, airline customers, and regulatory agencies.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • ABET accredited bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or related field
  • 10+ years of technical experience in an aerospace or similar regulated industry environment
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Experience leading complex safety critical system design using: object based three dimensional CAD tools, such as, CATIA; dynamic system simulation tools, such as, Easy5; and traditional engineering analytical methods.
  • Experience leading requirements development, design, analysis, and verification & validation of flight control systems.
  • Experience using requirement management tools such as IBM Rational DOORS.
  • Experience with System Safety Analysis including: failure modes and effects analysis; fault tree analysis; common cause analysis, and single & multiple failure analysis.
  • Experience with control system and component troubleshooting.
  • Experience with manufacturing regulated and certified, safety critical components and software.
  • Consummate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute complex projects to successful implementation on-time and within cost constraints.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for cross-functional team success.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for mentoring and training early career engineers and technicians.
  • Demonstrated resilience and flexibility in the face of technical setbacks.
  • Strong, durable desire to find the right answers in the time available for a cost that makes implementation certain.
Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


1st Shift.


This is a Union represented position.

Employee Referral:

Referral to this job is eligible for bonus

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 710687843-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: Medina, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent