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Textron Engineer, Handling Qualities & Control Law (Various Locations) in Wichita, Kansas

Engineer, Handling Qualities & Control Law (Various Locations)



The Handling Qualities and Control Law engineer will support the development of advanced aircraft concepts utilizing full fly-by-wire control systems. This position will leverage advanced flight control modeling, design, and system identification techniques. The work environment will utilize a fast-paced team that offers multi-disciplinary experience with hands on mentoring opportunities.


  1. Supports the development of advanced aircraft concepts through:

  2. Analysis of control law inner and outer loop functions

  3. Linear and non-linear analysis of integrated flight and propulsion control systems

  4. 6 degree of freedom simulation development

  5. Integration of control law functions into flight software models with supporting requirements definition

  6. Execute desktop testing of integrated flight and propulsion control software with 6 degree of freedom simulations

  7. Aircraft & rotorcraft stability and control design and analysis

  8. System identification of actuator and vehicle dynamics; verification of system stability margins both in simulation and flight test

  9. Documentation of work in engineering memos and presentations to supervision



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Other related field

  • Master’s degree in Engineering fields preferred


  • Must have the ability to prioritize a variety of assignments

  • Experience with Mathworks Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow, specifically simulation development, control system analysis and scripting

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

  • Paid parental leave options

A new career awaits.

As a federal contractor, Textron is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021. To ensure compliance with the Executive Order, all new hires will be asked to provide their vaccination status upon hire and will need to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

_ The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified._

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 297892