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Engineer VI – Test Conductor

Jt4 Llc

This is a Contract position in Edwards Afb, CA posted March 24, 2021.

JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation’s war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today’s missions and tomorrow’s global challenges.



Serves as a Principal Investigator and individual contributor to contract research, development, integration, and sustainment projects.

  • Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and difficult system design requirements and problems.
  • Conducts investigations of considerable complexity.
  • Provides technical consultation to other organizations or customers.
  • Directs interface and liaison with internal and external customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews, and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.
  • Plans, conducts, and technically directs projects or major phases of significant projects requiring the expert application of advanced knowledge.
  • Reviews completion and implementation of systems additions and/or enhancements and recommends corrections in technical application and analysis to management.
  • Represents the Company as technical advisor in high-level meetings and briefings with Company and customer personnel.
  • Prepares, delivers, and submits technical papers and performs engineering studies.
  • Supports development of technical proposals and provides comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.
  • Acts and is recognized as a Company/industry expert resource on the most complex engineering problems.
  • Maintains technical project responsibility for assigned tasks and advises management of progress in support of the technical and administrative direction of project operations.
  • Conducts site visits and experimental investigations and analyzes engineering problems, proposes solutions and alternatives, and provides recommendations.
  • Develops, interprets, and implements technical and administrative operating policies and procedures.
  • Performs other position-related duties and assignments as directed.


Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.


This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required. RANGE POSITION DESCRIPTION 418 FLTS is the premier aerial refueling, airdrop, and heavy aircraft flight test squadron. Projects include testing on aircraft such as the new Air Force One Presidential Aircraft, C-17, KC-46, KC-135, and foreign tanker programs. Flight Test Engineers at the 418th ensure safe, effective, and efficient test. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads flight test execution as onboard flying Test Conductor while monitoring safety of flight and data parameters real-time
  • Maintains test discipline during test execution, employing crew resource management and operational risk management techniques
  • Leads pre and post-flight mission briefings. Documents test results post-flight
  • Identifies resources required for flight test missions, and coordinates with other teams such as discipline engineering, maintenance, management, and aircrew to ensure effective test execution
  • Participates in all stages of test planning, including design reviews, test plan working groups, test plan technical and safety reviews, test card development, test execution, and post-test reporting as required. INITIAL TRAINING INCLUDES:
  • Water Survival
  • Land Survival
  • Altitude Chamber
  • Aircraft specific training REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to obtain and maintain FAA Class II medical (pre-employment)
  • Able to obtain and maintain USAF Flying Class III medical
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance
  • Excellent communication skills a must HIGHLY DESIRED:
  • FAA Private Pilot License
  • Practical aviation experience
  • Current Secret level security clearance


The incumbent must have a Master of Science in Engineering from an accredited academic institution and 16 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited doctoral degree in Engineering with at least 12 years of related engineering experience. The incumbent must possess a well-established, substantial, professional reputation in one or more of the principal technical disciplines of the Company. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to direct senior technical personnel in project assignments involving research, development, integration, and sustainment of complex systems or processes. The incumbent must use superior communications skills, both verbal and written, in day-to-day project activities as well as in briefing customers and in writing reports and proposals. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools. The incumbent must possess a valid, state issued driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen. DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of persons so classified. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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