Flight and Ground Test Photographer - KBR

Flight and Ground Test Photographer

Joining KBR you will be a part of the world’s largest independent flight test organization supporting both US Government and commercial agencies and you will be joining a highly talented and experienced KBR aircrew services team that has provided over 40 continuous years of aircrew support for NAVAIR Test Squadrons.  As a long term incumbent and leader in test aircrew support, the selected applicant will work within a test squadron environment composed of government, military, contractor and industry personnel while supporting flight test.  Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus and relocation. 

ABOUT THIS POSITION: This position supports tasking at the Naval Test Wing Atlantic at Patuxent River, MD.  Candidate will be responsible for researching, preparing, producing, and archiving flight and ground photographic, video, and graphic support to meet the needs of the test programs being conducted at Test Wing Atlantic squadrons.  Individual will document flight tests and ground tests, in all settings, including runway, ramp, hangar and air-to-air from a multiple military aircraft platforms. In addition, the individual needs to have good communication skills, provide comprehensive customer service, and work effectively with team members and customers.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, concentration in photography desired.  Candidate must have experience with professional DSLR camera (Nikon or Canon) and video camera formats (XD-Cam HD and HDV) documentation and in-depth knowledge of camera applications, and use of audio, and lighting.  Advanced photo editing skills with Adobe CC applications including Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator required.  Must be able to coordinate schedule and prioritize progress of projects including producing high-quality images and video.  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point) is required.  Applicant must be able to communicate test plan requirements and provide input to determine the appropriate equipment and methods required to support flight test documentation.  Need to have strong people skills, be a self-starter, able to work well together in a small team and interface with a variety of customers.  Must possess a FAA Class III medical certificate.  Individual must be able to pass the physical and training qualification requirements to provide contract aircrew support, including completion of survival and aviation physiology training.  Secret clearance will be required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Five (5) years experience in flight/ground test photography support desired.  Experience in logistical and project planning for flight/ground test photographic support.  Flight experience is highly desired as well as previous work in the military, aerospace, and aviation industries.

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Job Opportunities (3) - The Spaceship Company

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. TSC is looking to hire the following flight test positions:

An experienced Deputy Director of Flight Test with a minimum of 7 years demonstrated experience in flight test supporting principles and processes in an aircraft and spacecraft development, testing, and customer delivery environment. For more information see https://careers-thespaceshipcompany.icims.com/jobs/ and enter 5668 in the search window.

An experienced Chief of Flight Test Safety to lead implementation and maintenance of a Safety Management System (SMS) for ground and flight test operations. Leveraging your extensive experience you will guide and monitor our team through all stages of test operations from test definition, planning, execution and follow up. You will possess the ability to see the big picture and understand how implementing and maintaining a robust, fit for purpose SMS for test operations plays into the ultimate goals of TSC. For more information see https://careers-thespaceshipcompany.icims.com/jobs/ and enter 5669 in the search window.

An Operations Engineer (Ops Eng) who will serve to bridge the gap between flight test requirements and the engineering and maintenance team by functioning as co-lead of project teams in concert with the Project Manager and Project Chief Engineer. As a co-lead, Aircraft Operations Engineers routinely assess safety of flight and mission success risks due to aircraft modifications through collaboration with discipline leads and subject-matter-experts such as egress and life support technicians, test pilots, mechanics and avionics technicians, electronics technicians, peer engineers, scientists, and other organizational entities on a routine basis. For more information see https://careers-thespaceshipcompany.icims.com/jobs/ and enter 5670 in the search window.

Director of Flight Operations - Armstrong Flight Research Center


NASA~Armstrong Flight Research Center has a job opening for Director of Flight Operations.  Please click HERE to apply.

Test Pilot - L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies currently has an opening for Test Pilot 5.  Please visit their website at L3Harris for more information on their company. 

To apply please click HERE.  You may reference requisition #110388 or #111424.

Research Pilots (2) - NASA Langley Research Center

NASA Langley Research Center is hiring two Research Pilots.  One through USA Jobs and one direct hire via resumes.

NASA Langley Research Center provides manned and unmanned aircraft for the agency’s research mission.  This includes aeronautical research, airborne science research, science instrument development and some space mission support.  International flight operations are required to support the mission.  NASA Langley is a public use operation with public use self-certification of airworthiness.  Flight testing of modified aircraft is routine.  The aircraft at NASA Langley are Gulfstream III, Falcon 20, King Air 200, Cirrus SR-22, Lancair Columbia 300, several research simulators and several remote-control model aircraft and drones.  Learn about NASA Langley’s rich history here: https://history.nasa.gov/centerhistories/langley.htm.

The first, a GS-14 (target 15) permanent position, is now viewable from USA Jobs at: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549015900.  It is an Aerospace Technologist position.  In addition to research pilot duties, this pilot will be expected to work with research teams in a project planning role.  Requirements include 1500 hours of PIC time, jet time, FAA Commercial Pilot / Multi-Engine (or ATP) or military equivalent and relevant prior experience as a research pilot or test pilot.  TPS graduate desired but not required if equivalent experience can be demonstrated.  Please see all the details in the USA Job ad and apply on line.  Be sure to include details of all pilot hours requested. 

The second, as GS-14, term position is a 4-year term that allows for continued employment as long as research projects continue the need for pilot staffing at these levels.  Read about term positions here: https://nasapeople.nasa.gov/hclwp/term-appointments.htm.  Since this position is a non-competitive hire, conversion to permanent is not possible without meeting a competitive hiring process later.  In addition to research pilot duties (see the USA Job ad for examples), this pilot will be assisting the chief pilot with training oversight. TPS graduate desired but not required if equivalent experience can be demonstrated.   This hiring authority allows NASA Langley to select from a broader pool of pilot candidates.  Interested pilots should send resumes to SETP Associate Fellow, Greg Slover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Be sure to review the requirements in the USA Jobs advertisement and include details of all pilot hours requested.

Interested pilots may apply for one, the other, or both.  Please note the NASA pilots are now under a special pay rate table (0767) and the salary in USA Jobs does not reflect the increased range from $122-$159K.