JSFirm Test Pilot 4

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Boeing Company Patuxent River, Maryland:

Location Patuxent River, MD

Security Clearance Required? Ability to Obtain Interim Clearance (Pre-Start) and Final Clearance (Post Start) - US Citizenship Required

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Position Description

As a Test Pilot for Vertical Lift, the following responsibilities for the position are: Plans and conducts ground, flight and maintenance test flights for experimental, prototype and production aircraft to determine system functionality, aircraft performance and structural integrity of aircraft. Develops and coordinates flight test plans, procedures and techniques to achieve qualification or certification. Plans and develops technical reports and flight reports. Evaluates 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; conducts familiarization, demonstration and training flights. Job requires FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements.



[ + ] Adaptability
Fully understands changes in own and fellow senior employees' work and situations; is frequently called upon to explain the logic or basis for change to other employees; is generally seen as an expert on information about changes affecting own and fellow senior employees' jobs; occasionally mentors fellow employees around the change. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to fellow senior employees and external customers. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.

[ + ] Customer Focus
Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions as a project team leader; develops and sustains productive customer relationships as they relate to project team leadership responsibilities; actively seeks information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; presents project level information to customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how project level actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; assists other project team leaders in implementing ways to monitor and evaluate customer concerns, issues, and satisfaction and to anticipate customer needs.

[ + ] Decision Making
Consistently recognizes a wide range of complex, specialized issues, problems, or opportunities in own work group, across the organization and with external customers; determines whether action is needed. Steadily identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities. Regularly integrates complex information from a wide variety of sources; detects complex trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Consistently creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Consistently implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Regularly includes fellow project leads, employees across the organization, and 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.

[ + ] Planning And Organizing
Identifies more critical and less critical activities and assignments; adjusts priorities when appropriate. Proactively determines project or assignment requirements by breaking them down into tasks and identifying types of equipment, materials, and people needed. Effectively allocates appropriate amounts of time for completing own work; avoids scheduling conflicts. Is an expert at taking advantage of available resources (individuals, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently; coordinates with internal and external partners. Uses time effectively and prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.

[ + ] Systems Thinking
Consistently evaluates job tasks and processes on how well they help meet team objective(s); identifies non-value-adding components and barriers. Formulates change strategies; frequently seeks input from other project leads and internal employees to evaluate options for change and encourage buy-in. Makes appropriate changes to job/role structures and processes by communicating effectively and focusing on new skill development. Uses extensive measurement systems to monitor the implementation.


[ + ] Aircraft Performance Data
Extensive, specialized knowledge of aerodynamic and propulsion principles and their application in developing aircraft performance data. Extensive, specialized knowledge of associated regulatory requirements and related impact on aircraft performance data. Utilize this knowledge to resolve customer issues, to design and develop products, and to mentor less experienced personnel.

[ + ] Aviation Ability and Knowledge
Advanced 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.

[ + ] Flight Safety
Extensive and specialized knowledge 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
Advanced 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.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Do you have an FAA ATP or commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements?

Are you a Test Pilot School graduate?

Are you V22 qualified?

Typical Education/Experience

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' 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

This position supports the V-22 Test Team at Patuxent River Maryland. V-22 Qualification and graduation from an approved test pilot school is mandatory. Instructor Pilot Qualification preferred but not required.

  • 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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