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Specialist Engineer - Flight Test Pilot  (Full Time)
Department: All Openings, Engineering

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Act as pilot-in-command for Piper experimental test operations aircraft during the conduct of flight test activities related to the development and certification of Piper products

·         Coordinate project-specific flight and ground crew logistics including pre-flight briefings, post-flight briefings, duty day restrictions, travel, transportation, and, especially, test hazard mitigation requirements

·         Create, revise, review, and approve technical and compliance documents subject to the Piper ODA

·         Participate in the Piper safety management system, including serving as the Flight Test Safety Officer

·         Liaise with other departments as the Experimental Flight Test subject matter expert

·         Mentor less experienced flight test pilots

·         Complete required initial and recurrent safety training


·         Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field

·         15 years of flight test experience with a minimum of 5 years as a flight test pilot

·         Commercial Pilot’s License with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings

·         Familiarity with 14CFR Part 23 regulations and associated guidance material

Preferred Education and Experience

·         Test Pilot School Graduate

·         Graduate degree in engineering or related field

·         Consulting DER Appointment (Test Pilot and/or Flight Analyst)

·         Experience as an ODA Unit Member (Test Pilot and/or Flight Analyst)

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