Flight Test Engineer and Project Pilot
Terrafugia is a fast-paced, energetic company that is developing the world’s first practical flying car. WE are currently looking for a world-class Flight Test Engineer and Project Pilot to join our vehicle development team. Candidates should be self-starters who bring positive attitude, integrity, and enthusiasm to our team as we transform personal transportation.
As a Key Contributor You Will fly the world’s first practical flying car, as well as plan and conduct tests, and fly chase for test flights.
Key Responsibilities and Activities
Test Engineer Responsibilities:
Provide technical support for aircraft development and certification flight tests.
Prepare flight test cards, brief and conduct test flights and document test results.
Flight Test Plans, and sections of Pilot Operating Handbook.
Maintain liaison between Engineering, Quality Assurance and Flight Test Departments.
Attend design reviews related to flight operations
Provide SME and writing input for customer training syllabus and training materials
Project Pilot Responsibilities
Chase pilot (training provided)
Conduct customer demonstration flights in the Transition
Deliver aircraft to customers and marketing events
Conduct production acceptance testing (training provided)
Maintain pilot currency. Terrafugia will provide the opportunity for maintaining currency and training for project flying.
Required Skills and Experience
Requires an undergraduate degree in engineering with experience related to test engineering
Familiarity with the FAA certification process for Light Sport Aircraft and CFR Part 23 or Part 25 regulations
A Commercial Pilot certificate is required with FAA Class II physical
For exceptionally qualified candidates, Terrafugia will provide the Commercial Pilot training and certification
Outstanding organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
Desired Skills and Experience
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.
Experience with flight test data reduction methods, aircraft operations, data acquisition systems and flight test related safety devices.
Experience designing General Aviation aircraft systems
Experience maintaining General Aviation aircraft
Certified Flight Instructor
Terrafugia provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, ancestry, religion or veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.