Flight Data Analyst

Employer
Aptive
Location
Elizabeth City, NC
Posted
Aug 01, 2022
Closes
Aug 31, 2022
Ref
2022-1436
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is currently seeking a Flight Data Analyst to support our Mission Support Services business line, on a program for the United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Aptive is a modern consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement, and building trust for the next big challenge.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) provides centralized logistics support for all USCG aviation missions. As the sole industrial complex for USCG aviation, ALC provides: depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, procurement, acquisition, and information services. ALC's mission supports twenty-five (25) USCG aviation units that operate approximately two hundred (200) aircraft. These air stations are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, ALC supports USCG Headquarters, Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC), and USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC). Technical Support Services are required to support the mission of ALC in various divisions: Engineering Services Division (ESD), Operational Division (OPS), Medium Range Surveillance (MRS), Medium Range Recovery (MRR), Long Range Surveillance (LRS), Safety and Environmental Health Office (SEHO), and the Support Equipment (SE). Other ALC divisions may be added at a later date.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analysis Support: The contractor shall perform safety and/or engineering analyses of USCG aircraft flight data for use by Air Station Engineering, Maintenance, Safety Offices, and ALC These analyses are utilized todetermine the causal factors of an event and will be performed IAW COMDINSTM5100.47 (series), M3710.1 (series) and USCG Aircraft Flight User's Process Guide.
  • Extract flight data and perform the necessary decompression to convert the data to a generic media using USCG MPC, software manufacturers' operational manualsand local process and user guides.
  • Validate and disseminate flight data in various formats, including spreadsheets,graphs and animations.
  • Formulate comprehensive flight data analysis reports and memorandums for useby the Air Station Safety and Engineering Offices, ALC, and USCG Headquarters.
  • Assist the Program Manager with preparation of other reports in direct support offlight data use.
  • Validate flight recorder data and verify the accuracy of onboard systems usingUSCG documentation (user guides, MPCs, and OEM manuals) and comply with applicable signoffs of MPCs and in USCG Electronic Asset Logbooks.
  • Develop, modify, and validate accident/event sets for each airframe type to ensure the validity of the flight recorder data during mishaps and engineeringevents as directed by the Program Manager and/or CG-1131. Event sets are asset of parameters used to
  • identity a particular incident, exceedance or event. Each mishap or engineeringevent set will be requested by the Air Station, ALC or USCG Headquarters and the Contractor shall aid in choosing the applicable parameters.
  • Serve as a limited technical advisor in the area of aircraft flight data analysisthrough familiarity with the analysis software currently in use in the SEHO and ALC.
  • Provide input, when requested, to the USCG mishap analysis boards on matters pertaining to aircraft, in reference to VFDR systems, to applicable technicalpersonnel; deliver presentation for assigned projects, develop and maintain Measures of Performance (MOP); analyze MOPSs for trends, which may lead to process improvements and policy development or change. Also assist in the development and implementation of the FDA program.
  • Perform regularly scheduled download and analysis of FDR system data anddecompress data for use in analysis software. Data will be downloaded directly from the aircraft as well as from servers on the USCG network.
  • Assist with the development of requirements for hardware and software tosuccessfully recover data for future fleet wide FDA initiatives.
  • Assist in the evaluation, development, and implementation of requirements forinternal computer network solutions to ensure optimum system efficiency.
  • Assist ALC Information Systems Division (ISD) with the implementation, support, maintenance, and operations of the FDA Program, servers and FileTransfer Protocol
  • Maintain and ensure that the FDR archive is organized in a logical system forlocation and retrieval for eventual trending usage.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet detailing the pertinent factors for each FDR download and analysis and provide a monthly report demonstrating the usage rate,duration of time spent performing analysis and scope analysis.
  • Assist Flight Data Program Manager as necessary in the procurement ofVFDR/FDA software or supportive systems for FDA and ASAP programs.
  • Monitor external military and civilian markets for introduction of new tools and knowledge (software, hardware, policies) for models, equipment and bestpractices with potential USCG applicability in relation to aviation mishaps an FDA using FDR data.
  • Travel on an as needed basis to support USCG fleet data program


Minimum Qualifications

  • 36 months of flight crew experience
  • Working knowledge of avionics and aircraft systems
  • Prior aircrew with avionics experience on USCG aircraft is desired
  • Flight safety background is highly desired
  • Knowledge of rotary and/or fixed wing aircraft system functions and performance characteristics associated with engine parameters, flightcontrols, communications, pitot/static systems, navigation and global positioning systems.
  • Knowledge of rotary and/or fixed wing aircraft aerodynamics, flightmaneuver characteristics and major components associated with each aircraft.
  • Knowledge of utilizing flight data extraction, decompression, analysis, andanimation software similar to USCG VFDR systems (L-3 ROSE, Honeywell, ADRAS-32, GE WNDRT, WNVOICE and IGS, Insight Suite, Teledyne TDRSII)
  • Ability to utilize flight data to identify aircraft discrepancies and assist airstation personnel in locating the associated faults.
  • Ability to organize large volumes of complex flight data information and displaythe information in logical formats, which demonstrate inter-relationships.
  • Identify recurring events and locate and common/recurring practices that contributeto the
  • Training in the use Insight/FAS software through OEM's five (5) day course or equivalent level of training within six (6) months of This training will beincurred by the contractor.
  • Ability to create, modify, and interpret FDA aircraft event
  • Physical requirements include the use of ladders (on aircraft) in hot and cold environments in order to access all USCG aircraft voice and flight data recordersand data storage units without requiring assistance.
  • Must have the ability to use hand tools and operate power tools as needed toextract flight data from USCG aircraft.
  • Ability to communicate in orally and in writing and to express complex matters interms easily understood by an audience not familiar with the topic.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships, including sensitivity to foreign
  • Knowledge of policies, instructions, rules, regulations, and law effecting aircraftmishap investigations and the handling of data and information from such investigations.
  • Background and coursework in data analysis, computer sciences and/or
  • Knowledge of database programming and C++, SQL server
  • Knowledge in networking computers on small and large
  • Ability to network individual computers as well as networking
  • Knowledge of common operating systems (Linux, Microsoft Window, MS-DOS).
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft EXCEL


Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience with the Coast Guard highly preferred


Client Information

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) provides centralized logistics support for all USCG aviation missions. As the sole industrial complex for USCG aviation, ALC provides: depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, procurement, acquisition, and information services. ALC's mission supports twenty-five (25) USCG aviation units that operate approximately two hundred (200) aircraft. These air stations are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, ALC supports USCG Headquarters, Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC), and USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC). Technical Support Services are required to support the mission of ALC in various divisions: Engineering Services Division (ESD), Operational Division (OPS), Medium Range Surveillance (MRS), Medium Range Recovery (MRR), Long Range Surveillance (LRS), Safety and Environmental Health Office (SEHO), and the Support Equipment (SE). Other ALC divisions may be added at a later date.

About Aptive

At Aptive, we know compelling communication motivates people and inspires acion. We know technology empowers performance and fuels change. We understand how partnerships expand an organization's reach. Our people change the way organizations operate, creating measurable value for our clients, end users and society.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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