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Performance Engineer
Job ID #: 7559 Location: Texas - San Antonio
Functional Area: Engineering Department: PBA Defense-M&E
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided:

StandardAero performance engineers support our organization’s ability to maintain, repair and overhaul gas turbine engines used in flight applications. A performance engineer focuses on the final acceptance test, including gas path performance, engine vibration, and other functional checks. Frequent duties include supporting test cell correlation, managing engine rejects, as well as data trending and analysis.

Specific Accountabilities:

> Performs engineering troubleshooting related to engine performance including analyzing problems, performing engineering calculations and communicating solutions to appropriate staff.
> Designs, implements and maintains diagnostic test cell tools and analysis spreadsheet toolkit.
> Uses statistics to perform trend monitoring of engine test cell and engine performance.
> Manages the entire engine reject process, including meetings with technical experts, members of Quality and Operations, disposition of reject NCTs, and personally monitoring each step of the reject process to ensure timely and successful completion of the repair process.  
> Troubleshoots engine vibration occurrences using advanced signature analysis methods.
> Controls test cell correlation activities and engine performance data reduction software methods.
> Develops and oversees studies to further enhance knowledge of the subject engine (DOEs).  
> Provides engineering troubleshooting support to field service center networks.
> Prepares guidelines for the determination of engine build criteria including routing sheets and repair methods outside of routine or currently authorized limits.
> Provides performance input in determining engine workscope, usually involving green run and historical build data analysis.  
> Serves as business unit liaison with central engineering on test cell facilities issues, including identifying the needs of the business unit and coordinating specifications and procurement.
> Serves as the prime contact with the original equipment manufacturer for the interchange of strategic engineering data.
> Prepares detailed technical reports in order to document information related to the understanding of relevant technology.
> Serves as a technical point of contact with external customers and communicates troubleshooting and performance activities as required.  
> Provides monthly metrics reporting (MOPs) and quarterly performance briefings to management.
> Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.
> Provides off hour support to engine Test Cell when required.
> Carries out special projects as assigned.

> Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints.
> Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments.
> Strong planning, organizational, analytical, leadership, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills.
> Thorough knowledge of gas turbine engine theory and performance.
> Ability to read, understand and interpret company instructions, processes and original equipment manufacturer's manuals.
> Thorough knowledge of vibration analysis and diagnostic tools.
> Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
> University degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering; or equivalent.
> Experience in an aerospace or manufacturing environment.
> Must be a U.S. Person as defined by ITAR/EAR.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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