Piper Aircraft Job Opening

Piper Aircraft Company is looking to expand the experimental test organization with the addition of a flight test engineer and a flight test pilot.  The positions are open to middle career and senior level applicants with direct experience in a manned flight test environment; preferably from an established aircraft manufacturer or test services organization.  These are on-aircraft flight test positions and the applicant must be prepared to work in small aircraft with hot, humid environments that are not air-conditioned.  Positions limited to permanent residents and US Citizens. Visa sponsorships are not available.  


  • Provide technical support for aircraft development and certification flight tests.
  • Prepare flight test cards, brief and conduct test flights and document test results. 
  • Prepare Flight Test Plans, Type Inspection Authorization, Type Inspection Reports, and Pilot Operating Handbooks.  
  • Manage aircraft configuration and maintain liaison between Engineering, Quality Assurance and Flight Test Departments.


  • Requires an undergraduate degree in engineering with continued advanced training in flight test engineering.
  • Minimum of four years of experience performing flight tests related to one or more of the following areas: Aerodynamics, Stability and Control, Performance Analysis, Avionics, Mechanical or Powerplant Systems. 
  • Requires experience with flight test data reduction methods, aircraft operations, data acquisition systems and flight test related safety devices. 
  • Requires experience with the FAA certification process and CFR Part 23 or Part 25 regulations.  
  • It is preferable that applicants currently hold a Flight Analyst or Flight Test Pilot DER or alternatively an ODA UM.

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