Flight Test Pilots - FAA

The FAA has openings for Flight Test Pilots in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Wichita, Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta.  Our Flight Test Pilots are engaged in certification flight testing activities worldwide and each flies a variety of aircraft types including large transports, general aviation turbine and piston aircraft, gliders, hot air balloons, UAS, airship and many others, often incorporating the newest technologies.

For more information and to apply please click the links below:

 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536541400 U.S. Citizens

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536542600 Federal Employees

 

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor/Flight Test Engineer Instructor - NTPS

Position Title: Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor

Worksite: Mojave, CA.

Come and join the World’s Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and we are looking to fill a Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Rotary Wing and Systems flight test course material. In this role you will be teaching both ground and airborne instruction to test pilot and flight test engineer students. You can anticipate teaching all aspects of the Rotary Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum. If FW qualified you can also expect to do some FW instruction. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to relate and work well with people with a wide range of experience and from diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain inherently complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Test Pilot Graduate of an SETP recognized Test Pilot School (Long Course)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or field closely related to flight testing.
  3. Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a Rotary Wing experimental test pilot.
  4. Class II FAA medical or equivalent.
  5. Fluent in English.
  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Ten years of Rotary Wing flight test experience.
  2. Master’s Degree in Engineering, or field closely related to flight testing (or significant equivalent experience).
  3. Previous test pilot school instructional experience.
  4. Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR & Comm/Nav systems.
  5. FAA Commercial Pilot License; Rotorcraft (Helicopter), Instrument & CFI ratings.
  6. EASA Category I Test Pilot rating & Flight Test Instructor rating.
  7. FAA Commercial Pilot License; Airplane (Single-Engine & Multi-Engine Land).
  8. NVG or Helmet Mounted Display experience.

NTPS offers a competitive salary, 401k retirement plan, and benefits package. There is occasional travel associated with this position.

Interested parties should provide cover letter and resume/CV to:

Joyce Camin

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+1 6618242977


Position Title: Flight Test Engineer Instructor

Worksite: Mojave Air and Space Port, CA.

Come and join the Worlds Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and we are looking to fill a Flight Test Engineer Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Performance, Flying Qualities and Systems flight test course material. In this role you will be teaching both ground and airborne instruction to test pilot and flight test engineer students. You can anticipate teaching all aspects of the Performance and Flying Qualities and Systems curriculum. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to relate and work well with people with a wide range of experience and from diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain inherently complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Flight Test Engineer Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school
  2. Undergraduate and Advanced degrees in Engineering or Flight Test related field.
  3. Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Flight Test Engineer.
  4. Fluent in English.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office products and engineering software tools.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Ten years of flight testing experience.
  2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a RW Performance and Flying Qualities Flight Test Engineer.
  3. Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR, NVG and Comm/Nav systems.
  4. Previous test pilot school or college instructional experience.

NTPS offers a competitive salary, 401k retirement plan, and benefits package. There is occasional travel associated with this position for field trips, student projects, course presentation, and consulting.

Interested parties should provide cover letter and resume/CV to:

Joyce Camin

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+1 661-824-2977

Fixed Wing Flight Test Pilot - Garmin

We are growing! Come join Garmin’s team of talented engineers designing and certifying world-class avionics in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Garmin AT, located in Salem, Oregon is looking for engineers and pilots passionate about aviation, avionics and Garmin products to provide project and technical leadership for complex avionic development and certification. You will work with product development teams on new products, solve difficult engineering problems, and work toward certification for Garmin avionic installation in FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) 23, 25, 27 and 29 aircraft.

We are currently looking for a Fixed Wing Flight Test Pilot that will provide 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 represents the end user, and working with certification authorities to resolve certification issues.

The Flight Test Pilot may act as Flight Test Project Lead for moderately complex projects. Other duties include:

  • Drafts ground and flight test plans for complex test programs including programs with tests not previously conducted 
  • Defines the operational characteristics for the system under development/test and effectively represents the 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 the development of systems, determine compliance with requirements, and to provide certification data 
  • Addresses issues with test aircraft and installations including advanced troubleshooting and provides support to aircraft maintenance
  • Identifies and 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)

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR Master of Science Degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and

  • 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 hrs total flight time • 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 ENGINEERED ON THE INSIDE FOR LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE.
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Preferred candidates will have superior academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5, previous experience in systems engineering or software development and Flight Test Pilot DER or ODA Unit Member Qualification.

This position is posted at: Flight Test Pilot - Fixed Wing - General Aviation

If you bring knowledge of avionics and experience in general aviation, we want to meet you!

Visit our Website at CAREERS.GARMIN.com and apply today.

At Garmin, we strive to develop innovative, high-quality, state-of-the-art products that inspire our customers in their adventures. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. The foundation of our culture is honesty, integrity, and respect for associates, customers, and business partners. Each associate is fully committed to serving customers and fellow associates through outstanding performance and accomplishing what we say we will do. Garmin offers a very competitive benefit package, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

If you are not currently looking for a position, pass our openings to your friends! Not an aviation professional? Many other opportunities are now posted at all Garmin locations around the country. CAREERS.GARMIN.com

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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F-15 Weapons Systems Program Manager (SAF/IA) - Booz Allen

Job Title:  F-15 Weapons Systems Program Manager (SAF/IA) 

Timing:  Immediate

Organization, Work Location:  SAF/IA, Washington DC / Alexandria Virginia

Relocation provided:  Yes

Full Time Position

Candidate must meet the basic qualifications:

- Have demonstrated experience as a pilot or weapons systems operator in the F-16, F-15, F-22, F-35, F-18, A-10 or other fighter/attack aircraft.

- A minimum of 500 flying hours in one--or a combination of--the aircraft listed above with 300 or more of the flying hours in a version of the F-15.

- Have active F-15 flying experience within the last 8 years. Contractor personnel must have actively flown in an aircraft listed above and been assigned to a flying billet in the same—active, guard or reserve billets are all acceptable.

- A FINAL Top Secret SCI Security Clearance and NATO Secret.

- Have experience working with foreign militaries.

- Graduate of the USAF Weapons Instructor Course or Navy Top Gun program.

 - Knowledge and general understanding of the following: ▪ USAF roles and missions. ▪ SAF/IA's role within and relationship towards the security cooperation community. ▪ Security cooperation, international affairs, security assistance, foreign military sales to include the processes, legislation and players.

The job requisition is posted internally and will be publically available soon. Until then, interested candidates should contact the following:  Daniel Hahne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Jennifer Cunningham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) , and Clarence “CD” Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

MQ-9 Test Pilot - Battlespace, Inc.

MQ-9 Test Pilot

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

TITLE: Test Pilot / CONUS position / MUST HAVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE REPORTS TO: Program Manager

WORK EXPERIENCE: Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School

(TPS) or have achieved SETP member status with at least 10 years of flight
test experience (required); MQ-9 MCE and/or LR experience. Last flight as pilot in command within the previous 12 months (required).

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics) or Master’s Degree (any Engineering field) with a minimum GPA of 3.0; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot license with instrument rating (required).

REQUIREMENTS: Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate, US Citizen, Current Top Secret

Security Clearance (required)

Travel: May be required to travel to other sites to perform duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position Summary: Responsible for coordination of customer flight test support requirements and aircraft operation to ensure flight safety and success. Applies extensive knowledge and experience of flight test operations to provide test planning, training and evaluation, pre-flight planning, flight briefings, post-flight briefings, and post-flight test analysis and reports. Knowledgeable of aviation flight operations as well as instructional procedures and techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test and evaluate capabilities of new equipment and propriety of new procedures.
  • Conduct test (Acceptance Test and Developmental Test) and normal operations in accordance with established test cards, published flight manuals, checklists, technical orders, instructions and other approved manuals as provided by the manufacturer.
  • Test Planning: Review test plans, test cards, and other documentation for ground and flight test events and provide feedback to Flight Test Engineer (FTE) as required.
  • Attend and participate in Test Plan Working Groups (TPWGs), Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), Test Kickoff Meetings, Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), Safety Review Boards (SRBs), and Technical Review Boards (TRBs).
  • Support FTE in execution of test projects with elevated risk (greater than Low).
  • Pre-flight Planning: Coordinate customer flight support requirements and develop valid mission plans to include map analysis for mission route selection including terrain evaluation; communications planning; compliance with customer, FAA, ICAO, and host nation regulations; developing and filing flight plans; weather evaluation; fuel requirements, mission risk assessment; crew assignments; pre-flight briefing and safety of flight evaluation
  • Perform pre-flight and in-flight mission planning activities in accordance with unified combatant command and theater rules of engagement. Must understand tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for friendly and enemy Air Order Battle (AOB) assets.
  • Conduct all phases of safe ground and flight operations, including pre-flight, ground checks, launch, normal flight, emergency flight, recovery, and post-flight.
  • Participate in post-flight debriefing to determine mission accomplishments and potential procedural development.
  • Submit T.O. change requests and Deficiency Reports (DR) identified during ground and flight test operations.
  • Operate mission planning ancillary equipment to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems.
  • Receive, interpret, extract, and disseminate relevant ATO, Airspace Control Order (ACO) and SPINs information.
  • Obtain and maintain professional certifications required to pilot/operate aircraft to include appropriate difference training and qualification on new aircraft.
  • Accurately track and accomplish currency requirements, annual evaluations/training events, go/no-go Flight Crew Information File items, and safety briefings.
  • Conduct initial, qualification, upgrade and continuation training for mission crew members.
  • Perform training, planning, standardization and evaluation, and other staff duty functions.
  • Perform staff assistance visits to subordinate units.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Statement: Battlespace, Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Managers and supervisors are required to ensure policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job-related criteria. In addition, personnel policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities, as well as social and recreational programs are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis prohibited by law.

To Apply:

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Test Pilot - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Title: Test Pilot

Position Description: Test Pilot/Specialist

The engineering Test Pilot/Specialist is an essential member of the Flight Test Facility team and is responsible for conducting mission safety & test planning and operating highly modified manned and unmanned aircraft for the purpose of Research and Development.

Job Duties

The Test Pilot primary duties include:

  • Directly responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flights they are assigned.
  • Work effectively with a small teams to engage with the engineering customer and ensure a smooth aircraft integration process.
  • Coordinate with the engineering customer to understand project scope, build schedules, write test plans (including flight profiles and test cards), analyze flight test risk, manage logistics, and coordinate airspace.
  • Actively contribute in technical information and test planning meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Safety Review Boards, First Flight Readiness Review Boards, preflight briefings and debriefings.
  • Communicate to engineering project personnel the results of test flights (ground and/or flight) including recommendations and lessons learned.
  • Observe company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), FAA rules and regulations, and proper use of safety and risk mitigation methods.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, DOD and foreign regulations as well as company policies and procedures specified in the company flights operations manual.            
  • Investigate, review, and comply with military range operating procedures.
  • Conduct other day to day administrative responsibilities required in the flight operations department (i.e. flight safety, training, record keeping, navigation tools/database maintenance, process development, etc). 
  • As the most visible Flight Test Facility representative to the Laboratory, must act with tact and decorum while ensuring an efficient and safe flight operations

Qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of flight test procedures with 5 years of flight test experience
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with MEL privileges and at least Commercial SEL privileges
  • Current FAA Medical Certificate (First or Second Class)
  • Military Pilot experience is strongly preferred
  • Jet aircraft experience with type ratings desired
  • Experience in DeHavilland Twin Otter, Falcon 20, Gulfstream II/IV and single engine Cessna desirable
  • Minimum of 2500 hours, including 1000 hours of turbine, at which at least 500 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree  or equivalent highly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals, departments and organizations
  • Ability and willingness to work with irregular hours and work days
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Familiarity with FAA Certification processes and procedures are a plus
  • Familiarity with UAS systems is also desired
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

For more information and to apply click HERE

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 26452