08 July 2022

Textron Aviation | Pilot

Hunt Valley, MD, United States


Aerosonde External Pilot


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’sCHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE BUSINESSbusiness area. Visit TextronSystems.com & Lycoming.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!

About This Role

We believe people should love what they do – in this role, you will be responsible for:

Provide External Pilot support to the various initiatives underway within Textron Systems Air Systems. In this role, you will have the opportunity to fly various aircraft ranging in size from Group1 to Group 3 UAS as fixed wing and VTOL platforms. This position is focused on research and development activities. Duties include but are not limited to; assisting project engineering with all aspects of new product integration, implementation, and testing in both ground and flight environments, support of new integration flight tests, customer training and support, system capability demonstration flights, and New Aircraft Check Out (NACO) of production UAS platforms at operational locations around the globe. Additional duties will include emplacement, displacement, periodic and routine inspection, required maintenance, and replenishment of other associated ground equipment as well as proper notation of logbooks and records. Duties and responsibilities will require travel both domestically and internationally in support of our product line and customer relations. Additional daily duties may occur on a situational basis and will be assigned as necessary.


+ Perform all required external pilot duties in a safe and efficient manor in challenging situations

+ Support offsite testing and demonstrations

+ Assist engineers and designers with prototype development and testing

+ Use small hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, taps, and drills

+ Accurately maintain logbooks and records

+ Operate electronic and mechanical test equipment.

+ Assist Engineering in issue resolution

+ Actively perform lab maintenance, safety audits, and material tracking


+ Two years prior Aerosonde/UAS experience is highly desirable. If no previous Aerosonde/UAS experience, applicant must have 5 years competition level (AMA/IMAC) Remote Control RC plane/helicopter experience.

+ Computer skills such as Microsoft, Linux, or UNIX, and a working knowledge of Local Area Networks are required.

+ Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government SECRET security clearance.

+ Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Class II Medical certificate.

+ Applicant must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

+ Ability to work extended hours to meet program goals

+ Ability to work in extreme weather conditions

+ Ability to multitask and prioritize tasking

+ Willing to travel 50%

+ FAA licenses or certificates such as Part 107, private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI, CFII are preferred.

+ Mechanic/Technician experience on Unmanned Aircraft, manned aircraft or RC aircraft is preferred.

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

– Flexible Work Schedules

– Education Assistance

– Career Development & Training Opportunities

– Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

– Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

– Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron’s products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 304529