Test Pilot - Joby Aviation

Test Pilot (Marina, CA or Edwards AFB vicinity)

Job Locations US-CA-Marina

ID 2024-3218

Category Flight Test

Type Regular Full-Time

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Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.

Overview

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate and driven test pilot to join our flight test team. This role requires a wide range of knowledge and skill that includes planning and flight testing experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft and supporting all certification flight test related activities. Formal test pilot training and/or experience is essential, as is flexibility in outlook to adapt core flight test principles to a radically new aviation environment. Either or both VSTOL and DER or AR qualification is desired.

Responsibilities

  • Perform flight test activities including test planning, text execution as pilot (both remote UAV and inhabited flight test), chase pilot, flight debriefs and post flight analysis and reporting
  • Perform simulator testing both, development, Failure Modes and Effects Testing and other purposes
  • Contribute to flight readiness reviews, test safety reviews and other flight test admin activities
  • Perform flight test engineering duties including test card preparation, test direction and other control room responsibilities
  • Perform miscellaneous engineering duties as tasked
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures
  • Observe all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices
  • Other duties as assigned or required

Required

  • Long course graduate of recognized test pilot school or, exceptionally, equivalent on-the-job training
  • At least 3 years additional flight test experience post training, with at least 50 hours experimental or certification flight test experience as test pilot
  • Bachelor's of Science degree or equivalent experience and training
  • Fixed Wing and / or Rotorcraft Commercial Certificate
  • A minimum of 1,000 hours pilot in command flight time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required
  • Read and speak English proficiently

Desired

  • Both fixed wing and rotary wing flight test experience, with principal experience in fixed wing
  • AV-8 or F-35B experience and/or V-22 experience
  • FAA certification flight test experience
  • Flight instructional experience
  • Test pilot school instructional experience
  • Experience with all-electric aircraft
  • Flight test DER or AR

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $155,700 - $289,600/yr. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.

EEO

Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

posted 18 June

Test Pilot - Honeywell

Test Pilot 

As a Test Pilot at Honeywell, you hold a critical role in the aerospace industry, responsible for the development, certification, and demonstration of industry leading aerospace technology.  You will be a part of a professional, high performing team of test pilots, flight test engineers, flight test mechanics, and support staff whose goal is to supply accurate, repeatable, and cost effective data to the engineering groups we support.  We have a unique and diverse fleet of 10 aircraft, from a B757 to a Bonanza and an AW139 helicopter to support that goal, and you will have the opportunity to operate multiple aircraft within our test fleet.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Conduct flight tests to evaluate the performance and capabilities of aircraft systems and components
  • Develop and execute test plans, techniques and procedures
  • Analyze test data and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to identify and resolve issues
  • Ensure compliance with aviation regulations and safety standards
  • Test reporting and technical document development
  • Collaborate on marketing and demonstrations activities for customers
  • Conduct familiarization, demonstration, training and evaluation flights

U.S. PERSON REQUIREMENTS

Due to compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, candidate must be a U.S. Person, which is defined as, a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or have protected status in the U.S. under asylum or refugee status.

YOU MUST HAVE: 

  • Minimum of 2000 hours in turbine powered aircraft
  • Hold an FAA ATP Airplane Multi-Engine Land or Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating
  • Ability to hold a First Class Medical
  • Bachelor's Degree

WE VALUE: 

  • Extensive engineering and developmental flight test experience
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering or related field
  • Experience with the operation and regulations surrounding experimentally certified aircraft
  • Type rating in large turbine aircraft
  • DER certification
  • Dual rated pilot with Rotorcraft-Helicopter ATP or Commercial Certificate
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems/Urban Air Mobility flight test experience
  • Passion for aviation and commitment to safety
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic work environment
  • Continuous learning mindset

You will report directly to our Chief Test Pilot and work on-site at our Phoenix, AZ location. 

 

 

 

ABOUT HONEYWELL 

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, air travel, productivity, and global urbanization. We are a leading software-industrial company committed to introducing state-of-the-art technology solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, sustainability, and safety in high growth businesses in broad-based, attractive industrial end markets. Our products and solutions enable a safer, more comfortable, and more productive world, enhancing the quality of life of people around the globe. Learn more here: https://www.honeywell.com/us/en 

THE BUSINESS UNIT               

Honeywell Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics, as well as a producer of auxiliary power units and other aviation products. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, it is a division of the Honeywell International conglomerate

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status. Learn more here: https://www.honeywell.com/us/en/company/inclusion-and-diversity 

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: HRD232765
  • Category: Flight Operations
  • Location: 111 S 34th St.,Phoenix,Arizona,85034,United States
  • Exempt
  • Due to US export control laws, must be a US citizen, permanent resident or have protected status.

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posted 12 June

Engineering Test Pilot - MOOG

Engineering Test Pilot

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Our team in Military Aircraft Group is looking for an Engineering Test Pilot to join them. You will report to the Chief Test Pilot and will have an onsite work schedule at our business unit, Genesys Aerosystems, located in Mineral Wells, TX. Genesys Aerosystems delivers customer-focused technologies and customized solutions for Special Mission, Military & Defense, Military Trainer, Business, and General Aviation industries.

To be considered for Engineering Test Pilot, here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or similar technical foundation to support aircraft design
  • FAA Commercial pilot certificate. Prefer dual-rated pilot- rotorcraft and airplane.
  • Minimum 1,500 hours total flight time
  • Two years of test pilot experience on developmental flight test programs
  • FAA Second Class medical certificate
  • Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or equivalent test pilot training.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% to support offsite flight testing.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for flight operations and aircraft certification. Able to be designated as an ODA Unit Member and/or FAA Flight Test Pilot DER. Previous designation preferred.
  • Must have the physical ability to operate cockpit flight controls with up to 150 lbs. of rudder forces, elevator forces up to 120 lbs., and aileron forces up to 90 lbs. 

As an Engineering Test Pilot, you will be responsible for conducting flight test and evaluation projects for Genesys Aerosystems. This includes testing fixed wing, rotary wing, and non-standard aircraft and avionics system products. You will be responsible for conducting safe and professional flight operations in support of flight test, demonstrations, system integration, product development, and certification. Plan, develop and execute test flights on various aircraft to verify airworthiness and performance capability; validate and verify compliance with specifications and to determine operational effectiveness and/or suitability of the avionics system.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide test pilot expertise to assigned programs; technology/research and product development efforts to ensure man-machine interface issues and requirements are identified for new or modified designs.
  • Provide DER/UM pilot expertise and safety/regulatory guidance to internal departments for design definition, flight test planning, flight test techniques, test reporting and proposal preparation.
  • Identify and report customer, man-machine interface and certification issues to Program Management/Engineering functions.
  • Write and/or review development or certification test plans and reports for assigned flight tests associated with customer programs, internal programs and products.
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, and short-term scheduling of tests to be performed on assigned test aircraft
  • Coordinate with flight test engineers as required ensuring the aircraft is configured properly to meet test objectives.
  • Plan and conduct development and certification flight test activities on assigned airplane.
  • Gather quantitative and qualitative date to determine performance characteristics during flight test
  • Prepare and distribute Flight Reports after each assigned test flight.
  • Perform FAA evaluation flights as required to support ODA or other civil certification projects.
  • Support training department in preparing training material for various avionics products
  • Conduct classroom and/or aircraft training to customers and internal personnel
  • Consult with project personnel and others to provide regulatory/safety/system assistance and information from a pilot perspective.

How We Care For You:

  • Financial Rewards: great compensation package, annual profit sharing, matching 401k and the ability to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Flexible paid time off, holidays and parental leave program, relocation assistance
  • Health & Welfare: Comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, Employee Assistance Plan (“EAP”) and other supplemental
  • Professional Skills Development: Tuition Assistance, mentorship and coaching opportunities, leadership development and other personal growth programs
  • Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Employee Resource Groups, cultural events and celebrations
  • Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 10-hour shifts.

Salary Range and Pay Disclaimer: The base pay range for this opportunity is $140,000 - $197,000 per year.

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the Moog pay range or indicates the hourly rate for this position in the given work location. Actual salaries will vary depending on many factors such as skills, experience, certifications and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Moog's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include a profit share bonus, employee stock purchase plan, a flexible paid time off policy, competitive 401K plan with enhanced matching program, and many region-specific benefits.

This position requires access to U.S. export-controlled information.

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

#LI-Onsite

About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.

Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.

Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.

But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

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posted 3 June

Aircraft Pilot-Flight Test - FAA

Aircraft Pilot-Flight Test (Direct Hire) - Federal Aviation Administration

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Open & closing dates: 05/09/2024 to 04/25/2025
  • Salary: $92,964 - $144,121 per year
    The salary listed does not include special rate pay. Special rate pay will be determined by the location of the selectee.
  • Pay scale & grade: FV J
  • •  Locations:

    Lakewood, CA

    Hapeville, GA

    Des Plaines,

    Kansas City, KS

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  • Telework eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required: 75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
  • Appointment type: Permanent
  • Work schedule: Full-time
  • Service: Excepted
  • Promotion potential: NA
  • Job family (Series): 2181 Aircraft Operation
  • Supervisory status: No
  • Security clearance: Other
  • Drug test: Yes
  • Announcement numberL: ANM-FAA-24-PUB NOT-90184
  • Control number: 790559900

Duties

Incumbent is considered a technical authority responsible for the flight test compliance of the type certification processes for avionics, propulsion, and mechanical/electrical systems and equipment installations on those same aircraft. Responsible for the adequacy and uniformity in application of regulations, national policies, advisory circulars, national directives, and procedures affecting the flight test aspects of analysis, design, testing, and continued airworthiness of such aircraft. Makes technical presentations to manufacturers, professional organizations, and foreign certification authorities as required.

Represents the FAA as a senior technical point of contact. Participates as a subject matter expert on type certification board meetings, flight safety review board meetings, and flight standardization boards as required. Maintains a high level of pilot proficiency and currency in categories and classes of aircraft normally flown in assigned type certification projects in accordance with Aircraft Certification Service orders, policies, and procedures pertaining to Aircraft Certification Services. Conducts qualitative and quantitative flight tests and evaluates engineering data on modified and new type design aircraft to oversee and spot-check applicants' compliance showings for applicable airworthiness requirements. Applies expertise and experience to recommend improvements to internal/external processes related to certification and organizational issues.

Receives general direction and guidance from a manager. Consults with a manager or team leader on technical matters when appropriate. Exercises wide latitude to use independent judgment and make decisions. Works jointly with management to solve problems. Work is reviewed only to assure quality and conformance with policy. Frequency of review is commensurate with the complexity and visibility of the assignment. Work activities directly affect the objectives of the LOB, the FAA, the operation of the NAS, foreign governments, and the domestic and international aerospace industries. Work directly affects the safety of the flying public.

Incumbent must satisfy licensing, qualifications, and certification requirements as appropriate. Minimum eligibility requirements are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position.

Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.

This is a Drug and Alcohol testing designated position.

The incumbent must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance with DOT Order 3910.1C,Testing Designated Positions, AIR Flight Test Operations Manual, and FAA requirements.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Please review the Required Documents section.
  • Pilot Certificate Required
  • First or Second-Class Medical is required (First class medical is required for new hires)

Qualifications

Minimum eligibility requirements are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position.

All applicants MUST possess a valid first or second-class medical certificate. Selected candidates must obtain a first-class medical certificate prior to appointment.

Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating with airplane single-engine and multi-engine land and instrument ratings or the appropriate military ratings (Refer to Required Documents Section).

Qualifications are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position.

Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.

NOTE: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate.

Flight test positions also require completion of a flight test school such as a military flight test school, or at least 1 year of experience either flight testing aircraft for engineering approval (civilian or military) or analyzing aircraft performance data.

NOTE: Acceptable engineering flight test experience must have been for the purpose of establishing the basic airworthiness of prototype aircraft or component parts in the experimental/developmental stage. This experience includes flight testing of an aircraft or component from the time of first developmental flight testing through final FAA certification or military acceptance testing. This experience must include basic stability, controllability, and performance testing to determine compliance with civil, military, or foreign standards.

The following flight hour requirements apply:

1. TOTAL FLIGHT TIME - 1750 Hours.

Flight time as a pilot in command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. For in-service placement actions, up to one-fourth of the total flight hours may be waived for candidates who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work, provided: 1) applicant holds the required certificates and ratings; 2) applicant has acquired the pilot-in-command hours and flight hours in other categories essential to performance of the work; 3) applicant meets the requirements in terms of level and quality of experience; and 4) applicant's flying history indicates they are qualified for the position.

2. PILOT-IN-COMMAND TIME - 1150 Hours.

Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.

3. NIGHT FLYING TIME - 75 Hours.

For in-service placement actions, 25 hours may be waived if the applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work.

4. FLYING TIME, LAST 12 MONTHS - 100 Hours.

For in-service placement actions, up to one-half of the flight hours may be waived provided the applicant's total background reflects the ability to perform the duties of the position safely. NOTE: Flight time in an FAA approved level C or D full flight simulator is creditable towards meeting the recency of flight experience.

5. Fixed Wing - 500 Hours.

Position requires operation of heavy multi-engine airplanes (i.e., gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds). At least 50 percent of the flight hours must have been in such heavy airplanes. Up to 250 hours flying time acquired in heavy helicopters (gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds) may be substituted.

or

5. Rotorcraft - 500 Hours.

Position requires operation of heavy helicopters (i.e., gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds). At least 50 percent of the flight hours must have been in such heavy helicopters. Up to 250 hours flying time acquired in heavy multi-engine airplanes (gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds) may be substituted.

6. INSTRUMENT TIME - 75 Hours.

At least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in a flight simulator or as other types of instrument flight time; e.g., hood instrument.

Complete OPM Qualifications Standard for the Aircraft Operation Series, 2181, available at:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2100/aircraft-operation-series-2181/

AND

In addition to the basic requirements to qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: Flight Test Pilot experience planning and conducting engineering flight test programs that lead to 14 CFR Part 23 and/or Part 25, and/or Part 27, and/or Part 29, and or Part 33 type certification (or equivalent military compliance and airworthiness requirements)

Training Requirement: Failure to successfully complete all required training, including the FAA initial flight test training courses, and to obtain all required certificates may result in reassignment, demotion, or dismissal.

Flight Check: Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in an aircraft or simulator, including a flight check to demonstrate ability to perform flight test techniques. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their experience as it pertains to the specific positions being filled.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Applicants should include specialized experience in their Work History.

Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA.

Education

See Qualifications Required

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); Quality Ranking Factor(s) or Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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posted 13 May 2024 - position is open thru April 2025

Job Openings (2) - Garmin

FLIGHT TEST PILOT 2
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REG ID 12704
LOCATION Salem, Oregon
SHIFT Core Business Hours
POSITION TYPE Regular Full-Time

Overview

We are seeking a full-time Flight Test Pilot 2 in our Salem, OR location. In this role, you will be responsible for performing simple and moderately complex flight test pilot activities including developing ground and flight test plans, serving as Pilot in Command during execution of flight tests, operating data collection systems and post processes flight data, developing a thorough understanding of the system under test, and applying understanding of certification processes and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as Pilot in Command for experimental aircraft with minor changes to certificated design and conducts simple, low-risk flight tests
  • May act as Flight Test Project Lead for simple projects
  • Drafts ground and flight test plans and reports for simple and moderately complex test programs derived from previous programs
  • Leverages understanding of operational characteristics of the system under development/test to contribute to system design
  • Understands/able to maintain basic test aircraft configurations/coordinates with engineering teams
  • Able to operate data collection systems and post process flight test data
  • Addresses issues with test aircraft and installations including basic troubleshooting and coordination with aircraft maintenance
  • Contributes meaningful content and review to flight manuals and technical publications intended for use by pilots
  • Identifies issues during flight test and verifies that issues identified during flight test are resolved 07
  • Leverages basic understanding of certification process and associated regulations in review of certification plans for basic certification projects
  • Offers suggestions to improve processes and the safety of the flight test organization
  • Provides reliable solutions to variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques and applies a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions timely
  •  

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Engineering ANDa minimum of 2 years relevant experience ORan equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Minimum 500 hours total flight time
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of certification processes and associated regulations
  • Demonstrates strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates the capability to perform moderately complex troubleshooting & debugging

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
  • Previous experience using general aviation products
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of system safety analysis
  • Previous experience in systems engineering or software development
  • Multi-engine rating with 1000+ hours

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FLIGHT TEST PILOT 3
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REQ ID 12914
LOCATION New Century, Kansas
SHIFT Core Business Hours
POSITION TYPE Regular Full-Time

Overview

We are seeking a full-time Flight Test Pilot 3 in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership in performance of flight test pilot activities including developing ground and flight test plans for complex projects, acting as Pilot in Command during execution of flight tests, authoring certification plans or project level documentation for flight manuals, effectively representing the end user, and working with certification authorities to resolve certification issues.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as Pilot in Command for experimental aircraft with moderately significant changes to certified design and conducts complex, moderate-risk tests
  • May act as Flight Test Project Lead for moderately complex projects
  • Drafts ground/flight test plans for complex test programs including programs with tests not previously conducted
  • Defines operational characteristics for the system under development/test and effectively represents end user of individual products
  • Understands and is able to maintain moderately complex test aircraft configurations and coordinates with engineering teams
  • Analyzes data to assist with development of systems, determines compliance with requirements, and provides certification data
  • Addresses issues with test aircraft and installations including advanced troubleshooting and provides support to aircraft maintenance
  • Identifies/tracks issues during flight test, offers quality solutions, and verifies resolution for moderately complex projects
  • Leverages thorough understanding of aircraft certification process and associated regulations to author certification plans or content for complex projects, including new content
  • Creates project level documentation structure for flight manuals and technical publications intended for use by pilots
  • Serves as an expert in flight operations aspects of systems sufficient to communicate functional hazards and failure effects to safety analysis team
  • Works with certification authorities to resolve certification issues
  • Revises or authors new procedures and makes significant safety contributions to the flight test organization
  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques
  • Serves as a mentor to less experienced flight test pilots (Flight Test Pilot 2)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Minimum 1,500 hours total flight time
  • Minimum 200 Flight Test Hours
  • Previous flight test experience
  • Demonstrates proficient use of advanced engineering and flight test tools including performing advanced troubleshooting on complex avionics system installations
  • Demonstrates solid and proficient understanding of certification process and associated regulations
  • Demonstrates strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
  • Previous experience in systems engineering or software development
  • Flight Test Pilot DER or ODA Unit Member Qualification
  • Helicopter pilot qualifications

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posted 19 April

Experimental Helicopter Test Pilot - Supernal

Experimental VTOL Test Pilot

at Supernal

California Proving Grounds, CA

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Experimental VTOL Test Pilot is a crucial member of the Flight Test team. Their primary objective is to pilot the Supernal air vehicles. They are also responsible for performing normal Test Pilot duties such as testing and certification, developing user interfaces, operating procedures, and providing training.

The Test Pilot will support the development, certification, and demonstration of the EVTOL test and evaluation. They will work alongside a professional and impactful team of test pilots, flight test engineers, flight test mechanics, and support staff. The team's ultimate goal is to supply accurate, repeatable, and cost-effective data to the engineering groups they support.

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of their core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What you can do:

  • Complete experimental flight tests in an eVTOL aircraft
  • Coordinate with flight test engineers to develop test plans, test cards, and test procedures given requirements from the engineering team
  • Develop and maintain flight manuals, operations, checklists, and procedures
  • Lead and/or participate in the safety of flight and flight readiness review boards
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures
  • Maintain flying currency and proficiency in multiple different aircraft types
  • Up to 50% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field required; Master’s degree in flight test engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as Experimental Test Pilot (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or equivalent level of experience as Test Pilot
  • FAA Class II Medical
  • Rotorcraft-Helicopter commercial pilot license
  • 1000+ PIC total rotorcraft VTOL flight hours
  • Experience with Uninhabited Aerial System (UAS) certification and testing
  • Experience with Risk Management, including Hazard Identification and preparing Risk Assessment
  • Familiarity with standard flight test processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of the FAA civil certification process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience with flight testing Uninhabited Aerial Systems (UAS) preferred
  • Experience working with the FAA and familiarization with aircraft, helicopter, or powered lift FAA certification programs preferred
  • Experience with flight testing rotorcraft aircraft preferred
  • Experience with flight testing eVTOL aircraft preferred
  • Experience flying tilt-rotor aircraft preferred
  • Experience operating light transport helicopters and/or aircraft preferred
  • Experience with formation flying with UAS preferred
  • Formation flying, flight training, media demos preferred
  • Experience developing/optimizing simulators/ground control station, and training equipment preferred
  • Experience in developing digital flight control systems preferred
  • Experience flight testing rapid prototype aircraft and components preferred
  • Experience working in fast paced small teams preferred
  • Familiarity with EDW airspace preferred

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

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The salary range is:

$192,400—$289,120 USD

 posted 23 May 2024