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.

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Fairchild Controls Opportunities
Associate Production Planner


Candidate would work under limited supervision reporting directly to the Materials Manager. Must be self-motivated and be responsible for executing material build plans, including purchase requisitions and manufacturing work order generation plus some procurement activity. Candidate should be able to professionally present program status to management during program and departmental meetings.


The position requires candidate to have Microsoft Office skills for producing spreadsheets for program status and PowerPoint skills for producing charts and graphs for upper management presentations.


Experience working with Bills of Materials, ERP/MRP systems and interfacing with suppliers. Excellent written and communication skills needed to communicate professionally across internal departments and with customer and supplier interfaces.


Some administrative tasks including ordering office supplies and miscellaneous expense items, scheduling meetings and conducting audits will be required.



Associates degree in Business or equivalent and two years of experience in Aerospace Manufacturing planning is preferred. Training in APICS sponsored courses is a plus.



In accordance with established requirements, processes purchase requisitions for the procurement of materials, supplies and services for complex items in compliance with Fairchild Controls Quality and Procurement Standards.


Solicits proposals, negotiates price, schedule deliveries, ensures compliance with FC’s terms and conditions, and awards purchase orders.


Purchases wide range of commodities with some complexity in accordance with established procurement policies and procedures and Federal Acquisition Regulations that meet the specifications, drawings, and time constraints of the purchase requisition.


Evaluates responses to request for quotes and the potential supplier’s capability to meet the quality and delivery requirements. Develops a price analysis as appropriate and recommends to supervisor the supplier or suppliers, to receive the award. Develops new sources to supply to broaden supplier base and/or improve quality and delivery performance, and supports the Company’s program of soliciting and awarding to small and small disadvantage businesses. Dispositions non-conforming material reports and follows up with the supplier to ensure that the required items will be replaced or reworked to meet the purchase order requirements.


Prepares negotiation memorandums as appropriate in adequate detail to highlight main points of discussion, accomplishments, and any deviations that impact cost or schedule. Maintains integrity of the procurement system by the proper dispositioning of gifts, handling of confidential data, professional negotiating techniques and conduct with suppliers.


Administers contracts on a continuing basis to incorporate all changes.  Resolves problems and monitors progress.  Confers directly with suppliers’ representatives, as necessary, to investigate engineering, quality control, tooling, material, manufacturing, or other problems affecting costs or schedules, and coordinate with functional representatives to resolve such problems.


Subcontracts Administrator

In addition to the above, the candidate should have the following:

  • Strong leadership, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Conducts fact finding activities, performs comprehensive price analysis and position summaries.
  • Prepares negotiation plans, Long Term Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Maintains close coordination with program offices and other functional organizations and assures that all parties are apprised of contractual progress.
  • Establish and analyze performance metrics, benchmarks, and industry best practices to set and measure procurement system.​



BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent and two to five years of related experience.  Knowledge of government procurement regulations is preferred. Working knowledge of Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) principles and practices.

A&P Mechanical Assembler


Basic Function

Under limited supervision, assemble, disassemble and troubleshoot when required: pneumatic control valves, governor assemblies, high speed turbine rotor assemblies, environmental control valves, compressors and related refrigeration system components.

Perform acceptance test procedures. Read, understand and work to engineering drawings, sketches, component maintenance manuals, documented work instructions, procedures, and assembly aids to assemble and perform maintenance on sub level and top level components.

Perform balance procedures per drawing requirements. Paint hardware to meet engineering specifications. Perform tasks such as heli-coil installation, riveting processes, proof pressure test using high pressure gases, use LN2 for interference fits, chem-film, wiring diagrams, part marking and assemble overhaul kits.

Must be familiar with precision measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers, depth gauges and torque wrenches. Possess a positive team member attitude.



A&P license and a minimum of one to three years related experience in an overhaul environment or FAA approved repair and overhaul facility.


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.


Staff Engineer (FPGA)


The preferred candidate shall have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

-capture electrical/electronic design requirements

-document electrical/electronic design requirements and requirements traceability matrices

-complete the conceptual, preliminary and detailed complex electrical/electronic designs

-conduct internal, preliminary and detailed electrical design reviews

-perform complex airborne electronic hardware (FPGA) VHDL design, development, coding, integration, test, verification, validation and qualification in accordance with RTCA/DO-254, ANSI and Fairchild standards and specifications

-conduct complex airborne electronic hardware (FPGA) VHDL design analyses and simulations using industry standard tool sets

-perform the integration, debug and test of complex electrical/electronic designs

-perform the design, development and implementation of engineering documentation (analyses, studies, trade-offs, reports, etc.) for complex electrical /electronic hardware and

-provide administrative inputs including budgets, schedules, Estimate-To-Complete (ETC), etc.


The candidate shall have a minimum of eight years of VHDL coding experience in accordance with ANSI/IEEE Standard 1076 –2008. The candidate shall have experience with the following tools: Mentor Graphics ModelSim, Synplicity Synplify Pro, Xilinx ISE, Liberio SoC, Tortoise SVN and Altium Designer CAD.


Preference shall be given to candidates with FPGA design, development, integration, test and implementation experience that incorporate system control laws for environmental control systems and motor drive systems.




Minimum requirements are a BSEE (MSEE preferred) and (12) years of electrical engineering experience.


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.

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