Instrumentation Specialist (Air Propulsion)

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Date: 18 Apr 2024

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC



HALCON is a regional and international leader that offers next-generation Weapons Systems and Robotics Expertise to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. HALCON has developed in-house expertise across the entire value chain for gravity-release bomb guidance systems. This includes design, development, testing, manufacturing and assembly. Our end-to-end capabilities ensure exceptional quality and competitive pricing. As well, we are faster and more flexible in meeting customer requirements. 


Job Summary:


The purpose is responsible for troubleshooting and repairing complex electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation systems that facilitate high quality data for jet engine experimentation. Provide a Test and Evaluation capability and Support the design capability for Propulsion in Halcon Systems. Reporting to the Engine Facilities Manager, executing specialized engineering tasks related to key areas in the functional air breathing engine system.


Key Accountabilities:

Air Power Systems Development:

  • Inspect, design, calibrate, repair and maintain electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation and control devices, including various types of flow, pressure, temperature and level instruments.
  • Coordinate and maintain a preventative maintenance schedule according to standards specified by the manufacturer of the instruments.
  • Repair control panels and other related fixtures as required as well as interpret blueprints, diagrams and schematics.
  • Evaluate new instruments for future applications.
  • Write technical memo’s, work packages and detailed reports for components, systems and manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure the safety of test articles, equipment, engines and other unrelated equipment as well as to ensure the safety of personnel, working in and around the test articles.
  • Undertake design and support work throughout the life-cycle of the system under development, for all phases of conceptual design, preliminary design, detail design and development, manufacture, production, end-use support and phase-out/disposal
  • Perform precise calculations using theoretical methods as well as computational simulations

Project Management:

  • Work with suppliers to produce high precision and quality designed components within the schedule of the project.

Innovation and Technology Advancement:

  • Revise designs based on the latest technology in manufacturing and material science.
  • Optimization of designed parts for manufacturability using innovative approaches to design

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Mentor and coach lower level engineers in related disciplines.

Compliance and Documentation:

  • Establish test specifications and procedures to ensure that all design requirements are met


Experience & Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field. A master's degree is preferred in the field of turbomachinery design, small or micro turbine testing or other gas turbine/thermal power applications.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ of relevant experience is necessary in a gas turbine engine test environment.
  • Experience operating test equipment in a jet engine test cell, with a focus on data acquisition systems for gas turbines.
  • Proven technical competence, including managing multidisciplinary requirements specifications within the gas turbine engine.
  • Strong technical knowledge of air power systems, including aircraft integration, propulsion, avionics, and mission systems.
  • Familiarity with military and defense industry standards, regulations, and customer requirements.
  • Ability to contribute to and write technical proposals development.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices related to precision-guided munition air power systems.



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