Pilot Manned/Unmanned Aerial Veh 4 (Palmdale)
Pilots manned or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during developmental test and operational flights. Operates vehicles 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. May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit vehicle performance, flying qualities and system capabilities.
Bachelor's degree plus nine years of related experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree. Position requires experience as a flight operations crew member or flight test engineering (control room experience). Must be FAA instrument rated pilot (or military equivalent) plus current Class II FAA Physical or better. Minimum of 500 hours of flight experience as Pilot in Command and able to maintain pilot currency. Must have a current and active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SAP/SAR program access.
UAV flight experience and/or Test Pilot School graduate highly desirable. Military flight experience, flight test operations, multi engine rated, aviation instructor experience and aviation experience also preferred. Top Secret clearance preferred.
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