Engineering Flight Test Specialist II

April 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:$24 - $35
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Description


The Engineering Flight Test Specialist II acts as remote pilot in command for unmanned aircraft systems or vehicles for flight testing, acceptance test protocol (ATP), and various internal and external demonstrations

Position Responsibilities

  • Prepares detailed post flight test reporting and is required to report, follow and ensure adherence to all safety protocols.
  • Provides pertinent feedback to various department personnel on observed aircraft performance.
  • Performs flight demonstrations (also in charge of demo equipment, planning, travel, etc.)
  • Responsible for acceptance quality control ("QC") system testing before flight test and after flight test
  • Manages flight teams inventory and ensure all equipment is in good working order
  • Responsible for checking in and out flight test-owned equipment
  • Analyzes and solves problems that develop during flight testing
  • Consistently exhibits substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge/skills to complete a wide range of tasks
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
  • Normally receives little instruction on daily work and general instructions on newly introduced assignments
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • 2 - 4 years of relevant work experience is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Required to pass FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft exam.
  • Will be required to pass an Annual Proficiency and Readiness Test (APART)
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • RC/UAS experience is desired.
  • Prior Military and/or Aviation experience is preferred.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company.
  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Consistently demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests.
  • Requires intermediate computer operation skills, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Experienced in controlling systems (i.e. RC Aircraft) requiring quick thinking, quick reactions, awareness of subsystem failure symptoms and quickly adapting/responding with appropriate emergency procedures.
  • Must have and maintain a clean DMV record, in order to drive company vehicles.
  • Ability to travel within the Continental U.S. in support of flight testing (Frequent)
  • Physical Demands

  • Able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain (Frequent)
  • Able to lift and/or move objects of varying sizes and shapes up to 50 lbs. (Frequent)
  • Able to repeatedly throw objects up to 16 lbs. over shoulder (Frequent)
  • Required to stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Constant)
  • Able to maintain visual line of sight of unmanned air vehicles up to 1 kilometer away (Frequent)
  • Able to demonstrate good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble product (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $24 - $35

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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