Engineering Test Pilot, Sr.

September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$40 - $59
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Description


The Sr. Engineering Test Pilot increases productivity, efficiency, reliability, and communication. Takes details and deadlines from program management, and ensures the flight test process is followed, and fully executed up to, and including, the flight test. One coordinates fleet maintenance and oversees flight support and scheduling. Additionally, one supports Project Management for developmental product flight testing and training. Plans and manages all business area conducted flight operations to include; engineering tests, internal training, and customer demonstrations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Writes, reviews, and maintains flight operation processes. Gains access and flight approvals on military instalments
  • Coordinates and schedules range time on military installments. Serves as Government range liaison
  • Formulates flight plans for developmental product testing, conduct flight testing to evaluate operational characteristics, suitability, maintainability, and reliability as required
  • Ensures compliance with FAA requirements
  • Collaborates with Chief Engineer, Program Managers, and other staff in an environment of rapid change to achieve team objectives
  • Helps oversee safety and training efforts for pilots and flight crew. Resolve problems and conflicts affecting business operations and staff performance
  • Manages the tracking of all developmental flight testing for required activities, travel, equipment, resources, and manage the flight test team assignments
  • Manages the entire process of Pre & Post Flight test documentation including; flight logs, test cards, video downloads, and analysis
  • Ensure proper process is adhered to for flight qualification checks (QC) on development air vehicles
  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and high degree of initiative to resolve issues. Often acts as a facilitator and team leader
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Minimum of 6+ years' experience coordinating flight operations or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experienced in and knowledgeable of FAA regulations
  • Experienced in and knowledgeable of US customs entry/exit procedures as well as international handling
  • Leadership experience with a focus on internal talent development
  • Experienced planning and conducting flight demonstrations of UAS
  • Experienced working with RC scale model tools and materials
  • Exhibits exceptional oral and written communication skills and competency in professional presentations of UAS capabilities to customers
  • Ability to pass drug screen; Ability to pass criminal history records check and airport badging requirements
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and passport
  • Ability to travel internationally (Occasionally)
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Associates degree or higher preferred
  • As a highly skilled specialist, contributes to the development of concepts and techniques
  • Completes complex tasks in creative and effective ways
  • Works well independently with a minimum of supervision to accomplish complex tasks in challenging environments
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Physical Demands

  • Able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain (Constant)
  • Lift and/or move up to 50lb cases of varying sizes & shapes (Occasional)
  • Lift and/or move between 11-20 lbs. of cases of varying sizes & shapes (Frequent)
  • repeatedly throw objects up to 16lbs over the shoulder, stand and/or sit for long periods of time
  • Stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Constant)
  • Balancing, handling, fine manipulation and grasping (Constant)
  • Good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble product (Frequent)
  • Crouching, reaching and keying (Frequent)
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, feeling, overhead lifting (Occasional)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $40 - $59

    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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