Job Title: Specialist Engineer,
Flight Test Pilot
Reports to Buddy Sessoms
Provide technical support for aircraft development and certification flight tests. Prepare flight test cards, participate in pre/post flight briefings, fly test flights and document test results. Prepare Flight Test Plans, Type Inspection Authorizations (TIA), Type Inspection Reports (TIR), and Pilot Operating Handbooks (POH). Ensure that a proper liaison is established and maintained between Engineering. Quality Assurance and Flight Test Departments.
May be required to supervise, train, and assist other employees.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Candidate must qualify for an FAA 2nd Class Medical.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelors’ Degree in a Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering discipline, with continued advanced training in Flight Test Engineering and a minimum of seven years active test pilot experience related to Stability and Control, Performance, Avionics, Mechanical Systems, and or, Powerplant Systems.
FAA certificates/ratings (commercial pilot license, multi-engine, and instrument ratings), and comprehensive knowledge of aircraft design, testing, and certification are necessary to perform the duties of this position. Candidate must be able to qualify for ODA test pilot appointment within one year of employment with the Company. Strong preference for candidates with documented CFAR Part 23 or Part 25 experience as a DER or ODA UM.
The employee must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form.