JSFirm C 17 Experimental Test Pilot 3

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Boeing Company Long Beach, California:

Location Long Beach, CA

Security Clearance Required? Current Secret - US Citizenship Required

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Position Description

Conducts ground, flight and maintenance test flights for experimental, prototype and production C-17 aircraft to determine system functionality, aircraft performance and structural integrity of aircraft. Contributes to technical reports, flight manuals and flight reports. Assists with evaluation of flight data (e.g., system performance, aircraft handling, equipment malfunction) and participates in aircraft design to recommend changes to design based on operational considerations. Collaborates on marketing, evaluation and demonstration activities for customers. Job requires FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements.



[ + ] Coaching/Teaching
Clarifies expected behaviors, knowledge, and level of proficiency by seeking and giving information and checking for understanding. Provides instruction, positive modeling, and opportunities for observation in order to help fellow work group members, internal employees and occasionally external customers develop skills; encourages questions to ensure understanding. Gives timely, appropriate feedback on performance; reinforces efforts and progress. Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping fellow work group members, internal employees and occasionally external customers, feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.

[ + ] Communication
Clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Keeps the audience engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Frames the message in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Accurately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

[ + ] Customer Focus
Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive customer relationships; uses information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; periodically becomes involved in sharing information with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; assists higher graded employees and/or project team leaders in implementing ways to monitor and evaluate customer concerns, issues, and satisfaction and to anticipate customer needs.

[ + ] Decision Making
Recognizes a wide range of potentially difficult issues, problems, or opportunities in own work group, across the organization and occasionally with external customers; determines whether action is needed. Identifies the need for and collects information to better understand difficult issues, problems, and opportunities. Integrates information from a wide variety of sources; detects trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships; creates relevant options for addressing difficult problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Formulates and/or makes recommendations for decision criteria based on issue complexity; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Includes fellow work group members, employees across the organization, and occasionally external customers in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.


[ + ] Aircraft Performance Data
Complete knowledge of aerodynamic and propulsion principles and their application in developing aircraft performance data. Complete knowledge of associated regulatory requirements and related impact on aircraft performance data. Utilize this knowledge to resolve customer issues and develop products.

[ + ] Aviation Ability and Knowledge
Intermediate knowledge and ability to utilize crew resource management, weight and balance calculations, navigation procedures, airspace, meteorology, aircraft performance data, communication operations, flight planning, industry regulations, and pilot aviation skills to include: instrument, night, formation, and cross-country flight instruction, flight planning, flight test profiles, and functional check flights.

[ + ] Customer Operational Tasks
Intermediate knowledge and ability to perform customer operational tasks (e.g., weapons delivery, aerial refueling, Night Vision Systems (NVS) operations, over water navigation). The ability to comprehend and communicate program related operational requirements.

[ + ] Flight Safety
Complete knowledge of company and industry safety initiatives and strategies to reduce the world aircraft accident rate. Knowledge of operational flight safety, including industry-wide current safety topics (e.g., approach and landing, upset, Controlled Flight into Terrain [CFIT]).

[ + ] Flight Test Operations
Intermediate knowledge of aircraft flight crew operations, flight deck design philosophy, flight deck/pilot interface, flight test requirements and procedures and customer requirements. Knowledge of how the customer flight crews operate aircraft during day to day operations, including typical airline/military flight operations and all normal and non-normal operating procedures and checklists. Knowledge of the Air Traffic Control environment and how aircraft are routed through the air traffic environment.

[ + ] Flight Test Reporting
General ability to document flight test and communicate the data clearly to the appropriate audience verbally or through technical reports.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Are you a current and qualified C-17 Pilot?

Do you currently hold or are you able to obtain an FAA Class I medical qualification?

Do you have a FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements?

Are you a graduate of a Military Test Pilot School?

Typical Education/Experience

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Other Job related information

Position requires current and qualified C-17 pilot. Qualified applicant must possess a FAA ATP or commercial pilot rating with a current Class I medical certificate, and be a graduate of a military test pilot school. This position requires the ability to travel and work non-standard work schedules as needed.

  • Business Unit Engineering Ops & Tech
  • Division Boeing Test & Evaluation
  • Program Chief Test Pilot
  • Job Type Non-Management
  • Experience Level Career/Experienced
    • US Person Status Required? Yes

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