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Piper Aircraft - Flight Test Engineer & Flight Test Pilot

Piper Aircraft Company is looking to expand the experimental test organization with the addition of a flight test engineer and a flight test pilot.  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 limited to permanent residents and US Citizens.  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.  

-        It is preferable that applicants currently hold a Flight Analyst or Flight Test Pilot DER or alternatively an ODA UM.

To apply for this position, please use the following website: www.piper.com/careers or email: jobs@piper.com.