Textron Air Safety Investigator in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Air Safety Investigator


An Air Safety Investigator is responsible for performing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) incident and accident investigations involving the Aerosonde product line. A strong candidate will possess a broad knowledge base in multiple engineering disciplines and be able to function in both R&D and operational programs. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multi-functional team environment with a diverse array of exciting technologies and products that directly support our nation’s war fighters. The successful candidate will be a self-starter that is results oriented and exhibits good attention to detail. Whether your desired career path is technical or leadership, Textron is highly diversified with a strong grow-from-within philosophy that offers exceptional opportunities for career progression. For more information on the products developed by the Unmanned Systems team, please visit http://www.textronsystems.com/capabilities/unmanned-systems.


  • Conduct air safety investigations with minimal supervision.

  • Gather witness statements and interviews.

  • Analyze telemetry data with standard tools.

  • Coordinate hardware testing.

  • Review maintenance records and operational procedures.

  • Identify root cause and contributing factors.

  • Clearly document the outcome of investigations in a written report.

  • Derive specific, actionable recommendations to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.

  • Use the Investigations Database and other tools to place an occurrence within historical context, identify mishap trends, and provide input to preventative/predicative safety programs.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 5 or more years related experience or Masters Degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 3 or more years related experience.

  • Experience in manned or unmanned aviation.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with the aviation investigation process, and solid grounding in related concepts.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to clearly and compelling articulate a change case to the wider organization.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products – with an emphasis on Excel.

  • Experience with other standard data analysis and visualization tools desirable (MATLAB, Tableau, QlikView, etc.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment

  • Experience with formalized safety management programs a plus

  • Experience with Flight Data Monitoring/FOQA programs a plus

EEO Statement

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Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 265169