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

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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.

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Fairchild Controls Opportunities
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.