The Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a research unit that focuses on alternative aircraft propulsion, manned and unmanned flight controls, urban air mobility airframes and FAA certification. The Center is a part of the College of Engineering and has a diverse workforce supporting these research efforts including faculty, staff and students. This facility is a hardware based operation and requires a strong ability to translate theoretical designs into practical hardware.
Airframe and Powerplant Technician in Support of Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion
The Center is seeking staff technicians to support research in hybrid and electric aircraft propulsion in manned and unmanned vehicle systems. An FAA A&P certificate is required for this position. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is eager to learn this new and exciting area of technology and push the boundaries of current knowledge of engineering and science into new design spaces. This position entails the development of hardware, software, and control algorithms to support the integration of high power, propulsive electric motors into aircraft applications in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of aerospace researchers. As such, approved data and guidance may not exist and critical thinking to create new hardware is required.
The ability to work independently and within a team of research staff, faculty and industry partners is essential. The position requires effective management of time in a multitasking work environment and the ability to operate in an environment of large projects with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff is required. The ability to look at problems from a top level, design space philosophy is critical. A commitment to the safety aspects of the use of high power machines and high voltage/current electrical devices in a student lab environment is critical.
FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant Certificate
The ability to work on and approve experimental aircraft
Due to the sense of urgency for this position, qualified candidates must currently have authorization to work in the US
The ability to fabricate new aircraft components from scratch
The ability to work with high power systems both mechanical and electrical
The ability to document work in an experimental aircraft environment
The willingness to fly in Center operated experimental aircraft
Experience with motors and motor controllers
Experience with batteries, battery packs and battery management systems
The ability to start immediately
FAA Certificates (Pilot)