Space Test & Evaluation Site Lead - ABSI Aerospace & Defense

Space Test & Evaluation Site Lead

 

Location: Edwards AFB, CA
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Top Secret/SCI with ability to obtain SAP certification
Work Schedule: Full Time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Positions Supervised: Instructors & Admin on contract
Travel: Occasional

 

DESCRIPTION:

ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an innovative small business located in Southern Maryland near Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Operating in the quickly evolving areas of unmanned/manned systems integration, LVC simulations and training, test and evaluation, training, and autonomous systems. ABSI is growing rapidly. With a focus on maintaining a highly committed and well-compensated workforce, the company seeks to continue building opportunities within DoD and commercial venues.

We are currently seeking highly qualified applicants to work with the US Air Force Test Pilot School, specifically supporting development of a Test and Evaluation training course for US Space Force personnel including operators, engineers, and program managers. This in-residence course is currently offered two times each year with dedicated facilities onboard Edwards AFB.

ABSI is supporting these classes with a mixture of on-site personnel, part time subject matter experts, and virtual learning as needed. Instructors should have DoD Test and Evaluation experience, flight test or space system test experience preferred. Instructors will work on-site at Edwards AFB coordinating, developing, and delivering classroom instruction and hands exercises to meet course learning objectives.

Specialized knowledge and experience in the areas of test planning, test conduct, and test reporting are needed and experience in one or more specialized disciplines such as radar, electro-optics, communications, orbital mechanics, satellite systems, or space operations is highly desired. This position will function as both an instructor as well as the company on-site lead. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Space Test & Evaluation Lead will be responsible for:  

  • Providing subject matter expertise and analysis to develop and deliver classroom, laboratory, and open-air instruction in support of Space Test curriculum
  • Providing supervision of ABSI contract personnel
  • Coordinating instructor and guest lecture support as needed
  • Advising USAFTPS staff in support of ongoing development and growth of the Space Test curriculum
  • Coordinate with USAF Test Pilot School course manager to ensure course logistical and administrative support requirements are planned and executed for each class
  • Manage contract reporting requirements and coordinate with ABSI support staff to ensure contract compliance

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in an engineering or related technical field with at least 8 years of experience with test and evaluation, systems testing, and application of test fundamentals
  • Thorough knowledge of DoD Test and Evaluation procedures on a major acquisition program
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and application of test measures and test techniques
  • Instructional experience

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Test Pilot School graduate (USAF, USN, Empire, or EPNER) preferred
  • Experience as an instructor at an educational institution
  • Experience with software tools such MatLab/Simulink or Systems Tool Kit (STK)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based collaborative resources such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams
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ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: ABSI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ABSI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ABSI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor - NTPS

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor

National Test Pilot School
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 the only Accredited Test Pilot School.

NTPS is looking to hire an outstanding Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor to join our cadre of flight test professionals. You will work as part of a team developing and delivering flight test course material. You will be teaching both academic and airborne instruction all aspects of the Rotary Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum to both Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer students. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to work well with people having a wide range of experience and diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students.

Required Education, Training, & Experience Criteria:

  • Test Pilot Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or field closely associated with flight testing.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Rotary Wing Experimental Test Pilot.
  • FAA Medical 2nd Class.
  • Fluent in English.

Desired Education, Training, & Experience Criteria:

  • Ten+ years of flight test experience.
  • Previous Test Pilot School instructional experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (or closely related field) or equivalent.
  • Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR & Comm/Nav systems.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Rotorcraft (Helicopter) and CFI.
  • EASA Flight Test Instructor rating.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Airplane (SEL/MEL) and CFI/MEI.
  • NVG and/or Helmet Mounted Display 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 submit their resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Test Pilot - Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is looking for a test pilot to join our team in Denver, Colorado and Mojave, California. The primary focus of this role will be expanding the flight envelope of a supersonic demonstrator aircraft. Duties will include test planning, supporting test readiness reviews, and executing ground and flight test events. This position will report to the Chief Test Pilot and will require maintaining currency to fly both the demonstrator and chase aircraft.

Job Responsibilities
Coordinating with supporting agencies
Drafting and reviewing test plans
Conducting simulator evaluations
Participating in test team training events
Reporting on test results
Tracking aircrew qualifications
Supporting aircraft certification activities
Traveling in support of training and testing activities
Flying envelope expansion missions in the demonstrator aircraft
Flying chase aircraft in support of envelope expansion missions, as well as other activities such as currency, proficiency, and development flights

Minimum Qualifications
Graduate of an approved test pilot school (year long course)
FAA Commercial Airplane, Multi-Engine Land Certificate
FAA Airplane Instrument Rating
FAA Class I or II Medical Certificate
1,000 hours of turbojet pilot time
Two years of fixed-wing test pilot experience

Preferred Qualifications
Experimental flight test experience
Supersonic flight test experience
Multi-engine turbojet experience
Experimental Authorization for NH-F5/NH-T38 aircraft

 For more information and to apply click HERE.

Pilot - Part Time – MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Pilot – Part Time Opportunities
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA

The mission of the Flight Test Facility is to support research and development programs at Lincoln Laboratory by providing unique airborne test bed platforms, state-of-the-art test facilities and expert integration and flight-test risk management solutions. The Flight Test Facility provides a method of validation with actual field collected data. The Flight Test Facility Research aircraft are flown, maintained, and managed by a professional staff of test pilots, certified maintenance technicians, and administrative personnel. The Flight Test Facility's first priority is safety of flight. All flight operations are conducted by using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. As a result of various past airborne testing programs, mission-specific procedures have been developed. These procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations provide for safe, effective and successful operations. The Flight Test Facility was created to support early air-to-air collision avoidance research programs sponsored by the FAA. As the need for more extensive airborne testing increased, the Flight Test Facility has expanded to support a variety of Department of Defense and FAA programs. The Flight Test Facility currently operates eight experimentally certificated commercially derivative airborne test beds ranging in size from a small single engine Cessna to large turboprops and corporate jets. 

As part of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility, which is responsible for integration of prototype systems into experimentally certificated aircraft, the part-time pilot is responsible for conducting mission planning and test operations on several highly modified experimental aircraft for the purpose of Research and Development, specifically the DHC-6 Twin Otter and the Saab 340.  While this position is for a Part-Time pilot, it is highly desired that the pilot be available three to five days a week from November 2022-July 2023.  

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flights they are assigned.
  • Work effectively with a small team 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.            
  • Study weather conditions at destination, en route, alternate airports, and departure points.
  • Ensure that flight plans are properly prepared and filed.
  • Review and calculate the aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board, and performance charts.
  • Investigate, review, and comply with military range operating procedures.
  • Comply with schedules and other directives governing the aircraft’s operation.
  • 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:

  • Airline Transport Pilot FAA certificate with MEL privileges desired
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Aircraft FAA certificate if a previously military rated pilot is acceptable.
  • Current FAA Medical Certificate (First or Second Class)
  • Twin engine turboprop experience specifically DHC-6 Twin Otter or Saab 340 highly desired
  • Minimum Total flight time 1500 hours (prefer 2000 hours), including 500 hours of PIC turbine 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
  • Previous flight test experience a plus
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Pilot-Part-Time-Opportunities-Multiple-Openings-MA-02420/911029400/

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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.

 

Aerospace Engineer, AST Research Pilot - NASA Langley Research Center

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia is pleased to announce an opening for a talented, motivated fixed wing GS-14 (target 15) research/test pilot using OPM's direct hire authority under a term, civil service appointment.  Term appointments are extendable beyond the term when project requirements remain and performance meets expectations.

See USA Jobs link for full advertisement and detailed requirements, https://www.usajobs.gov/job/666009500  , which opened 19 July and closes 1 Aug.  So act quickly if interested.

Duties will include testing modifications to aircraft in our fleet (currently sUAS, SR-22, Lancair, King Air, Gulfstream III & IV) and employing them for NASA's aeronautics and airborne science research worldwide under NASA's public use certification and operations.  

Summary of minimum pilot qualifications include FAA or military ratings in commercial/multi-engine/instrument ratings.  Flight hour requirements of 1500 hrs PIC with 500 hrs of jet (over 3000 lbs thrust), an FAA or military Class 1 medical, and an education in an engineering or technical degree.  Prior research or test pilot experience at the GS-13 level required.

Desired experience includes qualifications in multiple aircraft as an accredited long course TPS graduate.  International operations, FAA ATP certificate and Aviation Safety Officer prior experience will be highly competitive.  Type rating in Gulfstream III or IV a plus.

Application and resume should be sent via USA Jobs.  Questions related to the hiring and application should be addressed to the NASA POC listed in the USA Jobs ad (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), however questions related to the duties, aircraft and location may be addressed to either:

Greg Slover (AF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 

Mark Sandeen (M) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pilot Full Time - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Pilot
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA

The mission of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility is to provide airborne platforms in support of specific research and development programs at Lincoln Laboratory. The Flight Test Facility provides a method of validation with actual field collected data. The Flight Test Facility Research aircraft are flown, maintained, and managed by a professional staff of test pilots, certified maintenance technicians, and administrative personnel. The Flight Test Facility's main priority is safety of flight. All flight operations are conducted by using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. As a result of various past airborne testing programs, mission-specific procedures have been developed. These procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations provide for safe, effective, and successful operations. The Flight Test Facility was created to support early air-to-air collision avoidance research programs sponsored by the FAA. As the need for more extensive airborne testing increased, the Flight Test Facility has expanded to support a variety of Department of Defense and FAA programs. The Flight Test Facility currently operates eight experimentally certificated commercially derivative airborne test beds ranging in size from a small single engine Cessna to large Turboprops and corporate jets.

The engineering 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 aircraft for the purpose of Research and Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flights they are assigned.
  • Work effectively with a small team 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 flight 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

  • Airline Transport Pilot FAA certificate with MEL privileges and Commercial SEL privileges is highly desired but will consider as a minimum Commercial Multi-Engine Aircraft FAA certificate if a previously military rated pilot with extensive experience.
  • Current FAA Medical Certificate (First or Second Class)
  • Turbine aircraft experience with type ratings.
  • Experience in DeHavilland Twin Otter, Saab 340, Gulfstream 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.
  • Flight test experience is desired
  • 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 and airworthiness processes and procedures are a plus
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Pilot-MA-02420/908306000/

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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.