Piper Aircraft – Manager Test Operation

Piper Aircraft – Manager Test Operation

Piper Aircraft Company is looking to expand the experimental test organization with the addition of a test operation manager.  This is a non-flying position.

Positions limited to permanent residents and US Citizens.  Visa sponsorships are not available.


Manage and coordinate all activities pertaining to Flight Tests, Engineering Test Operations, Instrumentation and Experimental Hangar including but not limited to providing status reports, creating/maintaining schedules and overall planning to support Engineering projects implementation & execution, Production Support and Customer Service.


  • Manage and coordinate the daily activities of the test operations (Flight Test, Engineering Test Operations, Instrumentation and Experimental Hangar) associated with all engineering projects.
  • Coordinate with engineering personnel to ensure programs proceed according to schedule, scope and budget.
  • Coordinate test operation services for Production and Customer Services
  • Develop work breakdown structures.
  • Develop and maintain program schedules and budgets.
  • Interview, train and evaluate employees.
  • Perform other related duties as required as assigned by the Director of Engineering.


Responsibilities include supervision, training and assisting employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires a Bachelors’ Degree and preferably a Master’ Degree in an Engineering discipline, a minimum of ten years’ experience in Engineering with at least five years of progressive supervisory responsibility. Commercial Pilot certificate, Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate, and understanding of flight crew duties/responsibilities is preferred.

Comprehensive knowledge of CAR 3, 14 CFR Part 21 and 23 or 25, knowledge of aircraft design, testing and certification, testing operation duties including flight test, structural testing and instrumentation, ability to coordinate programs across teams, create and manage schedule and budgets, are required to perform the duties of this position.


The employee must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form.

To apply for this position, please use the following website: www.piper.com/careers or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..