14 January 2023

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation | Test Pilot

Savannah, GA, United States

Flight Operations Developmental Test Pilot

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Flight Operations Developmental Test Pilot in GAC Savannah


Unique Skills:

As an experimental test pilot at Gulfstream you will meet the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of military test pilot school required, distinguished graduate, desired.
  • FAA AMEL license, required. FAA ATP rating or ability to obtain one, required.
  • Military or civilian flight test pilot experience required. business jet experimental flight test experience, desired.
  • Graduate degree in aerospace engineering or related field, desired.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Engineering or technically related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 10 years progressively responsible experience in flight operations and flight test to include at least three (3) years progressively responsible management and/or supervisory experience in the aerospace industry.

Position Purpose :

Under general direction of the Chief Test Pilot, act as the project pilot for new and existing product development projects.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide the Flight Operations interface to Major Programs and Innovation, Engineering and Flight Test in the development of new technology for new and existing airplanes .
  2. As project test pilot, conduct developmental, engineering, and experimental test flights in support of new and ongoing flight test projects. Debrief engineering personnel and supplier engineering personnel on ground and flight test results and personal observations. Report these results and observations in a concise, written Flight Test Report on a timely basis for distribution to the highest levels in management and engineering departments .
  3. Discuss problem areas with both GAC and supplier engineers to assist them in design or redesign of equipment being tested. Conduct engineering meetings to assess progress of new and ongoing programs involving the issues involved to bring the new technology to the appropriate level for certification .
  4. Represent GAC in meetings with FAA and EASA representatives in all matter regarding the certification of the new technology .
  5. Review and critique developmental and certification test plans to assure that the means of compliance for certification are assured and met .
  6. Conduct certification test flights with the certifying authorities in a manner consistent with the test plans and assure success for the program .
  7. Assist in the completion of the certification test reports to assure that the required. test points demonstrate compliance with the regulations .
  8. Assist the Senior Experimental Test Pilot in developmental training sessions with junior pilots in their progression towards advancement within the department .
  9. Provide interface with Engineering, Marketing and Technical Operations to ensure a smooth transition from certification to Entry-Into-Service for all new products .
  10. Provide ground and flight instruction to company and customer flight crews on operations of new aircraft products, new installed systems, and new or upgraded appliances .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  1. FAA Airline Transport Pilot license (ATP/ATPL) or ability to attain ATP/ATPL.
  2. FAA Aircraft Multi-Engine land (AMEL) license, will appropriate Type Rating(s).
  3. Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or Significant Equivalent Experience in Experimental Flight Test.
  4. FAA Class I Medical required.
  5. FAA Flight Instructor certificate (desired).
  6. Effective verbal and written skills required.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 209255

Category: Flight Operations

Percentage of Travel: Up to 50%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 01/31/2023

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft

Nearest Major Market: Savannah
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