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Federal Aviation Administration - Flight Test Section Manager

The Federal Aviation Administration has an opening for a Flight Test Section Manager in the Long Beach, CA office.

Some details have been included, please select the following links for further details including responsibilities, educational requirements, required documents, and benefits.  This position may be filled by either a Flight Test Pilot or Flight Test Engineer.


Announcement Job Title Duty Locations Grade Close Date Area of Consideration
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/49753930 Supervisory Aerospace Engineer (Flight Test Manager) Long Beach, CA FV-0861-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
0https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538300 Supervisory Aerospace Engineer (Flight Test Manager) Long Beach, CA FV-0861-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538400 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538500 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497539100 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot (Rotorcraft-Helicopter)  Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497539200 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot (Rotorcraft - Helicopter)  Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens


Service: Excepted

Pay Scale & Grade: FV-K (GS-15 Equivalent)

Salary: $121,943 to $188,949 annuallySalary includes locality payment of 30.57%

Appointment Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Travel Required: 25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status: Yes 

Insitu - Flight Test Engineer 3

Company Description

Insitu, a non-fully integrated subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is an integrated information and technology company, pioneering in the design, development, production, and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems. We exist to pioneer and innovate products and services that positively impact people’s lives and change the course of history. To reach our full potential as a business, we imagine and create much more than products with wings. On a daily basis, our Vision and Mission guide us, while our cultural pillars — Pioneer, Perform, Unite, & Care — inform our decisions in all that we do, and aspire to do.

Job Description

  • Defines test objectives/success criteria and develops test plans and procedures for single air vehicle platform and/or ground equipment.
  • Designs test hardware and systems.
  • Instruments and calibrates test articles.
  • Verifies and validates test requirements to include flight characteristics/mission capability, supportability and manufacturing principles.
  • Provides technical support, proposal content, cost/schedule estimates and instrumentation/ test condition definitions.
  • Directs flight/ground tests and coordinates and confirms test data collection.
  • Evaluates test outcomes.
  • Revises plans or procedures and initiates retests of test points.
  • Coordinates and confirms test article deficiencies have been documented and corrected. Directs test site support and confirms available resources.
  • Evaluates test data and performs an analysis.
  • Authors test reports and makes conclusions and recommendations.
  • May operate test systems and/or instrumentation as needed.


  • Knowledge of air vehicle design and operations
  • Knowledge of operation, integration, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of automatic test equipment associated software, Test Program Steps (TPS) and programming codes.
  • Knowledge of flight test requirements and environment
  • Ability to document flight test and communicate the data clearly to the appropriate audience verbally or through technical reports
  • Ability to prepare test article, conduct a test, monitor progress and record test related data and activities. Maintain test equipment.


  • This job is limited to employees who, in the performance of their assigned work, regularly apply engineering disciplines to the research, design, development, test, and evaluation of company products, facilities, or manufacturing process.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree of Science from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Typical experience: 5-8 years in an engineering classification with a Bachelor's degree or 3-6 years’ experience in an engineering classification with a Master's degree.

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity: Insitu’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation and benefits and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated.


Please apply at https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Insitu1/743999668880984-flight-test-engineer-3 

Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. (ERC) - Electrical Engineer

Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. (ERC) is searching for an Electrical Engineer.


Category: Professionals

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level: Entry Level

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: RWESS - Redstone Arsenal, AL 35806 US (Primary)


Please apply at http://www.erc-incorporated.com/ or send your resume to:

Katherine Starck: katiestarck@ERC-INCORPORATED.com

Job Description

  • ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with over 1,800 employees with multiple contracts across the US.  We take care of our employees, which in turn motivates them to give their best performance.  We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. 

Your role:

  • In your role as an Electrical Engineer, you will directly support the flight testing of U. S. Army rotary and fixed wing aircraft. 
  • You will gather data collection requirements, perform system designs and calibrations of airborne instrumentation systems, and manage and maintain the on-aircraft implementation of your design.      

What you’ll do all day:

  • Work with customers, mechanical and aerospace engineers, mechanics, technicians and Army pilots to understand and develop specifications for instrumentation system design.
  • Use general engineering principles to determine the best methods of collecting flight test data from military aircraft.  If necessary, use new technology to develop novel solutions.
  • Participate in instrumentation design reviews with customers, pilots, and other engineers.
  • Using system requirements and vendor manuals, create electrical CAD drawings of instrumentation systems.
  • Manage the installation of your instrumentation design onto various aircraft platforms.
  • Calibrate data parameters and verify correct instrumentation function once installed on the aircraft.
  • Provide engineering information that supports the Army aviation airworthiness process.
  • Maintain your instrumentation system throughout the flight test process.  If problems arise, analyze flight test data to determine corrective solutions.

You will love this job if you:

  • Have a desire to serve your country and keep our soldiers safe.
  • Appreciate the unique opportunity to work on military aircraft.
  • Are a self-starter who requires minimal oversight to complete given tasks.
  • Are able to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, including mechanics, technicians and pilots.
  • Are able to maintain a positive attitude in the midst of a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Don’t want to sit behind a desk all day.
  • Want the opportunity to FLY in Army aircraft!

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Government security clearance.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule.
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