Fairchild Controls offers employees an amazing corporate culture and opportunity for professional growth and development.  We welcome and encourage innovative ideas at every level of the organization.  At Fairchild Controls you can look forward to a long and rewarding career.

Company benefits

  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Rewarding Work Environment and more…


How to Apply

To apply please submit a resume and/or cover letter via the following methods:


Fax:       301-682-6885

Mail:      Fairchild Controls

Attention: Jennifer Hildebrand

540 Highland Street

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Employment policy and alternate application method

The employment policy of Fairchild Controls is to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to , color, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or other non-merit based factor and to ensure affirmative action is taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and an alternative method for applying, you may contact Jennifer Hildebrand at 301-228-3450 or for assistance.

If selected for an interview, please complete the following forms prior to the scheduled interview.

FC Application
Consent and Disclosure Form
FC Vet Self ID Form
Voluntary Self-Identify of Disability

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Fairchild Controls Opportunities
Sr. Financial Planning Analyst


Basic Function:

Coordinates financial planning activities for the company, and provide financial consulting and strategic support to management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Annual financial forecast, budgeting process, and five-year operating plan
  • Capital expenditure budget process
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis
  • Quarterly and monthly financial reports
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, operating plan and modeling tools
  • Other projects requested by senior management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CMA/MBA highly preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to work with team members in a hands-on capacity

Candidate will provide critical support for operational and strategic financial planning, monitor and analyze a variety of business metrics and indicators and provide periodic analysis, review and reporting.

Intern Positions: Summer hires. Deadline to submit applications – May 15, 2015


Requisition # 611 – Technical Student Aid – Mechanical Design (Grade 1418):

Position will be focused on supporting various departments, including test, with CAD models and assemblies. The candidate must have strong computer skills, experience with a CAD system, preferable CATIA V5 and a general knowledge of manufacturing, structural and thermal analysis.

Other duties will include:

  • Updating mechanical design drawings and solid models
  • Building assembly CAD models
  • Supporting programs and test by designing fixtures (brackets, support plates, etc.)

Candidate should have completed at least one year of college in Mechanical Engineering. Attention to detail is a must. All work will be completed under close supervision of a senior engineer.


Requisition # 612 – Sr. Student Aid – Program Planning, Pricing & Control (Grade 1304):

 Position will include the following tasks, but not limited to:

  • Assist with incorporation of the combined catalog/store generation/upload process
  • Support analyst in the generation of core product pick list costing and database
  • Additional requests as needed

Candidate should have completed at least one to two years’ of college along with an intermediate to high level of Access and Excel capabilities.


Requisition # 613 – Technical Student Aid – Test Engineering (Grade 1418): 

Under close supervision candidate will perform clerical and technical tasks as determined by department management. Assists and relieves full-time employees as assigned. Duties will include technical and inventory data entry using common computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access. Tasks may include organization, inventory of durable and consumable engineering inventory assets. Other tasks may include entry and analysis of test data under test personnel supervision.

Additional duties will require the lifting and transporting of test materials not to exceed 40 pound objects such as instruments within the plant. The position also requires good command of written business English, operation of Windows based computers and attention to detail while working safely in a light industrial test environment.

Typical back ground will be a high school graduate with one to three years of undergraduate college in a technical discipline such as mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering or physics.


Requisition # 614 – Technical Student Aid (2 interns) – Business Development/Engineering (Grade 1418):

 Perform thermal analysis and trade studies associated with various 2 phase liquid cooling solutions for customer, R&D projects and development.

Typical back ground will be a high school graduate with one to three years of undergraduate college in a technical discipline such as mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering or physics.

Principal Systems Engineer


Basic Function

Applies diversified knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Performs system analysis and architecture design for aircraft subsystems, including requirements allocation, component sizing and selection, performance analysis, controls and built-in-test and fault isolation methodology. Able to interface directly with current and prospective Customers to discuss system concepts and details, and to make decisions independently on engineering problems and methods. May serve as technical leader or project leader on large and complex development programs.



Include knowledge of aircraft subsystem design and qualification – Environmental Control System (ECS)/Vapor Cycle Cooling System (VCS) experience preferred. Experience in classical Systems Engineering activities: requirements development, flowdown and validation; trade studies, systems modeling and simulation. Should have working knowledge of thermal systems and components (compressors, heat exchangers, pumps, fans, etc.); controls system design and built-in test design for thermal/mechanical systems. Experience in hardware/software integration within aircraft subsystem domain; functional analysis and allocation, interface specification, integration test planning, and verification testing.


Desired skills and/or experience

Experience in vapor cycle and/or air cycle environmental control systems; competitive procurement of aircraft subsystems; such as pre-RFP systems architecture development, proposal preparation, and customer coordination. Requires knowledge of DoD and/or commercial hardware and software certification requirements.  Must have working knowledge in one or more of the following:  heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics or thermodynamics, and familiarity with tools such as MATLAB, EES and/or Sinda.


Typical Background

BS or MS degree in Engineering with a minimum of 6 years experience in the aerospace/defense industry.


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