03 May 2023

Garmin International | Test Pilot

Salem, Or, United States


  • 10369
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Core Business Hours
  • Regular Full-Time


We are seeking a full-time Flight Test Pilot 2 in our Salem, OR location. In this role, you will be responsible for performing simple and moderately complex flight test pilot activities including developing ground and flight test plans, serving as Pilot in Command during execution of flight tests, operating data collection systems and post processes flight data, developing a thorough understanding of the system under test, and applying understanding of certification processes and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as Pilot in Command for experimental aircraft with minor changes to certificated design and conducts simple, low-risk flight tests
  • May act as Flight Test Project Lead for simple projects
  • Drafts ground and flight test plans and reports for simple and moderately complex test programs derived from previous programs
  • Leverages understanding of operational characteristics of the system under development/test to contribute to system design
  • Understands/able to maintain basic test aircraft configurations/coordinates with engineering teams
  • Able to operate data collection systems and post-process flight test data
  • Addresses issues with test aircraft and installations including basic troubleshooting and coordination with aircraft maintenance
  • Contributes meaningful content and review to flight manuals and technical publications intended for use by pilots
  • Identifies issues during flight test and verifies that issues identified during flight test are resolved 07
  • Leverages basic understanding of certification process and associated regulations in review of certification plans for basic certification projects
  • Offers suggestions to improve processes and the safety of the flight test organization
  • Provides reliable solutions to variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques and applies a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions timely

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Engineering AND a minimum of 1 year relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Minimum 1,000 hours total flight time
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of certification processes and associated regulations
  • Demonstrates strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates the capability to perform moderately complex troubleshooting & debugging

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
  • Previous experience using general aviation products
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of system safety analysis
  • Previous experience in systems engineering or software development
  • Helicopter pilot qualifications

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.


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