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Test Director Flight Test Engineer, Pax River

Lockheed Martin


Location:
Patuxent River, MD
Date:
11/10/2017
2017-11-102017-12-10
Job Code:
413554BR
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Job Details

Candidate will be responsible for overall ownership of a specific aircraft during test activities. This includes overall oversight of the technical activities to provide for efficient/effective test execution and for management of the flight risks during test execution. The Aircraft Test Director (ATD) is the primary point of contact when their assigned aircraft is in flight status. The ATD must work closely with the Chief of Flight Test for program direction to ensure tasks are aligned with program objectives. The ATD in turn must also work closely with the assigned Aircraft Manager to ensure their assigned aircraft meets the intended flight rates while remaining in full compliance with maintenance and inspection requirements

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. with 9 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree

The successful candidate:
- Must have the ability to obtain a US DoD government security clearance
- Must have 3-5 years of flight science test experience
- Must have demonstrated Project Management skills
- Must have excellent communication skills
- Must have good interpersonal skills
- Must have prior team leadership experience and excellent team building skills
- Must have demonstrated adherence to all safety rules and regulations as they pertain to aircraft flight and maintenance operations
- Broad knowledge of helicopter flight line operations is preferred

Additional Information:

This position will be primarily located in Patuxent River, MD and is dependent upon the anticipated duration of the CH-53K helicopter test program, which is currently in progress in MD and is expected to end in Q3 2019*. The employee may initially begin this assignment working at the Development Flight Center (DFC) in Jupiter, FL for training and will then transfer to NAS Pax River until the completion of the flight test program. At the conclusion of the CH-53K helicopter test program, the employee may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the DFC to support future flight test programs, pending business conditions.

While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:

- Must be a US citizen
- Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance
- Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS
- Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license +social security card or birth certificate OR US passport)
- Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS.

*Based on current test plan schedule

Desired skills


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Job Location(s): Patuxent River Maryland