Test Pilot 5

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Test Pilot 5 to support our Developmental Engineering Flight Test Program in Linthicum, MD.

The responsibilities of the Test Pilot 5 include:

  • Tests aircraft to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability
  • Operates various models of test aircraft during engineering flight tests, production acceptance, and flight test support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers
  • Coordinates flight operations efforts during and after modifications
  • May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit aircraft performance, flying qualities, or system capabilities

Basic Qualifications for a level 5:

  • BS degree with 14 years' professional/military experience - OR - a Masters degree with 12 years' professional/military experience
  • Pilot graduate (long-course) of a military test pilot school (USNTPS, USAFTPS, ETPS or EPNER)
  • Minimum three years of test pilot experience in developmental and/or operational flight test
  • FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land pilot certificate without a centerline thrust restriction
  • FAA Second Class Medical
  • Minimum 1500 hours First Pilot (USN/USMC) or Primary (USAF) flight time in turbojet, turbofan or turboprop aircraft
  • Secret security clearance current/active within the past two years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in engineering or related technical discipline
  • FAA Airline Transport Rating (ATP)
  • Previous experience in aircraft modifications, configuration and control and technical/operational review boards
  • Familiar with government flight test organizations, ranges, and processes
  • Top Secret security clearance within the past two years
  • Technically and operationally familiar with airborne radar systems
  • FAA type ratings and experience in multi-engine, non-centerline thrust aircraft

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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