The Engineering Flight Test Specialist III acts as remote pilot in command for unmanned aircraft systems or vehicles for flight testing, acceptance test protocol (ATP), and various internal and external demonstrations. Position Responsibilities:Prepares detailed post flight test reporting and is req

Engineering Flight Test Specialist III

Arcturus UAV • 
Simi Valley, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
The Engineering Flight Test Specialist III acts as remote pilot in command for unmanned aircraft systems or vehicles for flight testing, acceptance test protocol (ATP), and various internal and external demonstrations.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Prepares detailed post flight test reporting and is required to report, follow and ensure adherence to all safety protocols
  • Provides pertinent feedback to various department personnel on observed aircraft performance
  • Performs flight demonstrations (also in charge of demo equipment, planning, travel, etc.)
  • Responsible for acceptance quality control ("QC") system testing before flight test and after flight test
  • Manages flight teams inventory and ensure all equipment is in good working order
  • Responsible for checking in and out flight test-owned equipment 
  • Analyzes and solves problems that develop during flight testing
  • Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Exhibits understanding of implications of work and makes recommendations for solutoins
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may serve as informal team leader
  • Other duties as assigned 
Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • 4 - 6 years of relevant work experience is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experience working with manufacturing systems, processes and procedures
  • Requires intermediate to advanced computer operation skills, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Experienced in controlling systems (i.e. RC Aircraft) requiring quick thinking, quick reactions, awareness of subsystem failure symptoms and quickly adapting/responding with appropriate emergency procedures
  • RC/UAS experience
  • Must have and maintain a clean DMV record, in order to drive company vehicles
  • Ability to travel within the Continental U.S. 35% and 5% internationally in support of flight testing (Frequent)
  • Required to pass FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft exam
  • Will be required to pass an Annual Proficiency And Readiness Test (APART)
  • Mus have a valid passport
  • Must have ability to obtain Secret security clearance
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
  • AA degree or Vocational Training in related discipline is preferred 
  • Prior Military and/or Aviation experience is preferred
  • As a skilled specialist, one completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, team leadership and communication skills
  • Consistently demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
Physical Demands
  • Able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain (Frequent)
  • Able to lift and/or move objects of varying sizes and shapes up to 50 lbs. (Frequent)
  • Able to repeatedly throw objects up to 16 lbs. over shoulder (Frequent)
  • Required to stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Constant)
  • Able to maintain visual line of sight of unmanned air vehicles up to 1 kilometer away (Frequent)
  • Able to demonstrate good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble product (Frequent)
ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR.  A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.
AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown.
Salary Range: N/A-N/A
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