Production Test Pilot
(Job Number: HAC000168)
Honda Aircraft Company
Posted: August 29, 2023
The Production Test Pilot is responsible for the planning, conduct and reporting of flight test verification of Honda Aircraft Company products prior to issuance of a Standard Certificate of Airworthiness. They have an in-depth technical knowledge of the product and experience in the process for issuance of aircraft airworthiness certificates. Provides feedback on aircraft discrepancies to the manufacturing team. Also supports Corporate Flight operations as needed.
Competitive benefits package including:
Paid Time Off: 17 paid holidays, 2 weeks’ vacation, sick time.
Retirement: 401k with competitive company matching and additional service-based contributions.
Medical, dental, and eye insurance with low premiums.
Discounts on Honda products.
Comprehensive training program including:
o Annual type training at FlightSafety
Duties and Responsibilities:
Active participant in Honda Aircraft Company’s Safety Management System.
Conducts initial flight test of Honda Aircraft Company production aircraft and perform acceptance testing to functionally evaluate the airframe, engines, avionics and other systems to assure that the aircraft meets FAA Certificate of Airworthiness standards.
Debriefs engineering and manufacturing personnel on ground and flight discrepancies and provide technical assistance to aid in resolving discrepancies and problems.
Represents Honda Aircraft Company on FAA Certificate of Airworthiness flight checks.
Conducts test flights of customer aircraft following modification and post Service Center maintenance.
Conducts evaluation flights of used aircraft being sold and/or traded in to ascertain airworthiness and compliance with current functional standards for production aircraft.
Helps maintain and develop production acceptance test procedures.
Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technically related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
5+ years engineering experience or Airframe/Powerplant experience required.
Commercial multi-engine with instrument rating (AMEL) and minimum:
o 1000 hours PIC total time
o 250 hours PIC turbine aircraft time required
FAA Class II Medical Certification.
A&P License – preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of FAA regulations.
Previous experience in flight test or as a maintenance test pilot preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels within an organization.
Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, climb ladders, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
Effectively communicate in Business English language.
Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties.
Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided “reach assistance technology” or “movement assist technology” (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly’s, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document does not constitute a contract between the incumbent and Honda Aircraft Company. (FLSA: Exempt) 01/07/13