United Airlines Staff Engineer - Flight Simulator Engineer in Denver, Colorado
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The Flight Operations team includes aircraft pilots and pilot support.
Staff Engineer, Flight Simulation
Job overview and responsibilities
The Staff Engineer will perform daily work assignments in accordance with UAL’s FAA approved SQMS program within the regulatory framework of 14 CFR Part 60 which governs flight simulators.
This is a represented position governed in accordance with the UA/IBT Technicians Agreement. The department operates 24/7/365 and the Staff Engineers have a set weekly work schedule, but may be REQUIRED to adjust their shift start times and duty days to accomplish their assigned work and may be requested to return to work during off-duty hours for unplanned simulator outages.
Design, development and modify computer software utilizing various programming languages
Installation and checkout of new aircraft avionics and software simulated aircraft systems based on aircraft changes
Develop concepts and techniques for use in upgrading or maintaining flight simulators
Develop alternate hardware solutions for obsolete component
Create and or modify technical documents related to flight simulators, computers, electronics and flight simulation technology such as electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, and other commonly used documentation
Technical interface with aircraft engineering, aircraft component manufacturers, flight simulator OEMs and flight simulator sub system manufacturers
Perform various software updates including loading aircraft common databases, aircrew Lesson Plans, Instructor Operating Station (IOS) pages and controls and simulated aircraft malfunctions
Provide technical expertise during subjective and objective evaluations of flight simulators by the FAA
Troubleshooting and resolving non- routine simulator operational discrepancies while working with Flight Simulator Technicians
Usage of various types of diagnostic test and measurement equipment
Participate in various department meetings providing technical and aircraft specific operational information relative to discrepancies and projects
2 year degree or higher in a related field and 5 years of Flight Simulator Technician experience or 5 years as a Simulator Engineer at a 121 or 142 operator or 4 year B.S. degree in a related field
Hands on experience or training in programming languages
Must be willing and able to work flexible hours in a 24 hour/7 day a week operation including nights, weekends and holidays
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Understanding of computer simulation programming techniques, electronic and network theory
Knowledge of aircraft avionics systems, navigation systems, principles of aerodynamics and performance and handling characteristics of aircraft
An understanding of Hardware and Software Integration (HSI) techniques
Knowledge of FAA regulation 14 CFR Part 60 that governs Flight Simulators
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 65 Flight Operations
Function: Flight Ops / Inflight - Line / Individual Contributor
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled