30 May 2024

KBR | Test Pilot

Patuxent River, MD, United States

E2 Test Pilot

Location Patuxent River, Maryland

Category Logistics & Government Services

Job Type Full time

Job Id R2073500

Posted Date 04/24/2024

Title: E2 Test Pilot

KBR is seeking an E2-C2 Test Pilot to join our team in Patuxent River, MD. By joining KBR, you will be a part of the world’s largest independent flight test organization supporting both US Government and Commercial Agencies. Our highly talented and experienced KBR aircrew services team has provided over 40 continuous years of Aircrew project support at Patuxent River. As a long-term incumbent and leader in test aircrew support, the selected applicant will work within a test squadron environment composed of government, military, contractor, and industry personnel while supporting flight test.

Sign-on bonus and relocation stipend available

Position Description/Job Responsibilities:

This position supports Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20) E-2C/D developmental test and evaluation at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and will actively participate in E-2 developmental flight testing as an Engineering Test Pilot.

Candidate will be required to perform a variety of tasks that support flight testing including;

  • Development of test plans and detailed test procedures.
  • Pre-mission planning, mission briefing.
  • Conducting functional check and engineering test flights.
  • Evaluation of simulator devices.
  • Data collection during ground and flight tests.
  • Post-flight liaison with maintenance and engineering representatives.
  • Mission debriefing.
  • Drafting post-flight reports/deficiencies.
  • Participation in technical meetings.


  • Bachelor's Degree (degree in Engineering/Technical Degree preferred).
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience.
  • A minimum of 1000 hours in the E-2 and/or C-2 aircraft.
  • Past (required) or current (preferred) designation as a Carrier AEW Plane Commander or C-2A Transport Plane Commander.
  • Organize and demonstrate effective oral and written communications and operate in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.
  • Operate effectively at remote work sites without direct supervision.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and similar computer-based productivity applications.
  • Candidate must be able to pass the physical and training qualification requirements to provide contract aircrew support, including completion of Navy water survival and aviation physiology training, as well as annual FAA Class II flight physical.
  • Most work will be conducted on-site at NAS Patuxent River, MD, however, some domestic travel will be required in support of flight test activities.
  • Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Graduate from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (TPS), U.S. Air Force TPS, Empire TPS or EPNER TPS.
  • Current or former designation as a NATOPS Instructor Pilot is strongly.
  • E-2D experience and two (2) years RDT&E flight experience.

Security Clearance Requirement: Able to obtain and maintain secret level security clearance.

Contract requirements will prevail.

When you become part of the KBR team, your career opportunities are endless. Our people are the heart of everything we do here at KBR. We Value our People!

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These ideals form all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward, being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver — Together.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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