Instrumentation Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
Job ID
Aviation Support
Clearance Level


Working at USfalcon is about providing exceptional professional services to the DoD and various Federal Agencies. We have been excelling in diverse platforms for almost 30 years and continue to be an industry leader. If you thrive in an organization that values integrity, commitment, stewardship, and service, we want to meet you.


We have an exciting opportunity to join us in supporting one of our valued customers as an Instrumentation Engineer to work at Ft. Eustis, Virginia.


  • Journeyman level to perform hands on aircraft data acquisition in designing strain gauges or sensors that capture data about the safety, efficiency, and reliability of military helicopters during, testing, modification, and repair in accordance with flight test program requirements.
  • Install instrumentation sensors on military helicopters via engineering drawing, schematics, blueprints, and instructions.
  • Practical knowledge of aircraft electrical design, instrumentation, telemetry, and practices as well as flight test methods in support of rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft data collection.
  • Configure special purpose ground and flight test equipment used for data acquisition, display, reduction, analysis, and archiving on military helicopters.
  • Provides technical knowledge in data collection, instrumentation equipment, telemetry, and data bus types.
  • Additional duties as assigned 


Required Skills:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of hands on experience of related Aviation experience (US Army Aviation or Rotary Wing experience is preferred)

Desired Skills:

  • Implement data acquisition and monitoring controls for Pulse-Code Modulation, Aircraft Data Bus, Ethernet and IRIG-106 Standard hardware as well as other commercially available and developmental datastreams.
  • Review existing custom-developed software routines coded in commercially-available programming languages (Matlab, LabView, Fortran, C++, TestWorks, and Famous) for previous and on-going test efforts that facilitate control-of-test equipment, data acquisition and telemetry, real-time data monitoring (ground/flight displays), and post-flight data decommutation, reduction (report generation), analysis, and archiving.
  • Experience with MIL-STD-1553 ARINC-429, CAN Bus, Ethernet, and RS-422/232/485 bus data monitoring.
  • Experience supporting data collection testing utilizing Curtis Wright Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC) and Zodiac HEIM data recorders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook) 


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university

Clearance: Clearable (Ability to Obtain)





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