Requisition ID: 19006890
Location: United States-California-Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Pilot level 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during developmental test and operational flights. Remotely pilots vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers. Defines plans, organizes and executes complex flight programs and flight test events. Conducts briefings and debriefings, and coordinates with maintenance personnel to analyze and correct vehicle discrepancies. Candidate may conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit vehicle performance, flying qualities and system capabilities. Position based in Palmdale, CA requiring occasional travel. Selected candidate must successfully complete training and qualification program and receive Government Flight Representative (GFR) certification as a basis for continued employment.
Bachelor's degree plus 14 years of related experience. Position requires experience as a flight operations crew member. Must be FAA commercial instrument rated pilot (or military equivalent) plus current Class II FAA Physical or better. Minimum of 1500 hours of flight experience as Pilot in Command and able to maintain pilot currency. Current DoD Top Secret clearance with investigation in last 5 years required
UAV flight experience highly desirable.
Test Pilot School graduate highly desirable.
Military flight experience, flight test operations, multi-engine rated, FAA single engine commercial rating, aviation instructor experience also preferred.
Current DoD Top Secret, SAP, or SCI clearance
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
Excellent communications skills, including the ability to brief test results to executive leadership
10 days ago - source