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Escape Systems Engineer, Senior


Aircraft/Speciality Engineers

Tracking Code

UID 646.0

Job Location

Dayton, OH

Location of Position

Dayton, Ohio

Position Type


Clearance Required?

Ability to Qualify

Level of Clearance Required


Position Funded?


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  • Perform as an Aircraft Crew Station Engineer to include expertise and experience in design, development, production, procurement, and testing of aircraft and associated systems in the area of Aircraft Crew Systems and Escape Systems.
  • Participate in the technical evaluation of the contractor's system for the crew station area to include geometry and layout, controls and displays, pilot-vehicle interface, alerting systems, transparencies and optical qualities, and heads-up displays.
  • Have knowledge and be responsible for escape systems to include emergency escape and egress, ejection seats, human physiological limits, injury criteria, escape system modeling, energetics (CAD/PAD), and crashworthiness. This includes the sustainment of aircraft escape systems to include, but not limited to, field and depot engineering requests and maintaining / updating tech order data.
  • Be able to identify risks/issues and shall assist in the development of mitigation strategies/options, and interfaces with all levels of management and functional counterparts.
  • Perform systems engineering to include expertise in systems design and integration; manufacturing, quality and industrial engineering; airworthiness; and configuration, and data management.
  • Assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining processes to assure weapon systems are fully integrated, manufactured, sustained, configuration managed, and operationally safe, suitable and effective throughout their life cycle.
  • Understand and execute AFPD 62-6, USAF Airworthiness, through standardized processes, and issuance of flight authorizations.
  • Apply OSS&E and airworthiness processes, as well as assist in providing risk assessments, safety analysis and recommendations, and addressing high priority safety issues.
  • Have knowledge of systems engineering in support of system definition, development, integration, verification methods, sustainment, risk modeling/simulation, testing and evaluation, human-system integration (HSI), crew stations engineering, OSS&E efforts, interoperability requirements, and airworthiness certification across a wide range of hardware and software systems, including ground-based systems.
  • Review and assist in performing assessments on program-specific databases, analyzing BIT failure reports, and comparing failure reports against the BIT interpreter analyzer for accuracy of BIT indications.
  • Provide system integration guidance to the Government for the program system installation and system maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise and proper application of systems engineering processes to support technology and systems development.
  • Assist in the development and review of the overall system design baseline (architecture and interoperability requirements).

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Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • BS/MS degree in an ABET-accredited engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years’ functional area experience
  • Must have experience with escape systems (ejection seats)
  • Apply an understanding of DoD, AF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve the performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems.
  • Independently demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Skype/Lync), Adobe Acrobat, and applications for access to the worldwide web including Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the required level

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


Pursuant to mandatory requirements issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, as a government contractor, COLSA employees are required to be fully-vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to any legally required accommodation.  If you are hired, you will be required to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason for an accommodation not to be vaccinated.

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