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Piper Aircraft - Flight Test Engineer Position

FLIGHT TEST ENGINEER – PIPER AIRCRAFT

We are looking to expand the experimental test organization with the addition of two flight test engineers.  The positions are open to middle career and senior level applicants with direct experience in a manned flight test environment; preferably from an established aircraft manufacturer or test services organization.  These are on-aircraft flight test positions and the applicant must be prepared to work in small aircraft with hot, humid environments that are not air-conditioned.  Positions are limited to US citizens as visa sponsorships are not available.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide technical support for aircraft development and certification flight tests. Prepare flight test cards, brief and conduct test flights and document test results.  Prepare Flight Test Plans, Type Inspection Authorization, Type Inspection Reports, and Pilot Operating Handbooks.   Manage aircraft configuration and maintain liaison between Engineering, Quality Assurance and Flight Test Departments.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Requires an undergraduate degree in engineering with continued advanced training in flight test engineering. Minimum of four years of experience performing flight tests related to one or more of the following areas: Aerodynamics, Stability and Control, Performance Analysis, Avionics, Mechanical or Powerplant Systems.  Requires experience with flight test data reduction methods, aircraft operations, data acquisition systems and flight test related safety devices.  Requires experience with the FAA certification process and CFR Part 23 or Part 25 regulations.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

http://www.piper.com/careers/

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