Principal Flight Crew Hot
- Cockeysville, Maryland
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Principal Flight Crew job at Textron Systems Corporation in Cockeysville MD
Description, duties, responsibilities
Textron Systems leading developers of high performance Unmanned Systems and a proven partner for both military and commercial applications is offering a full-time opportunity for member of the Test and Evaluation teams Flight Test Crew member to provide system knowledge and experience in support of both laboratory and flight line operations on a variety of technologies including Unmanned Aerial Systems for commercial and military programs. These advanced systems are experimental cutting-edge technology that are intended to protect the warfighter in various theaters as well as provide civil support to commercial applications. This individual will have an opportunity to travel test experimental military hardware and grow in their role in a fast-paced environment. This individual will report to the Unmanned Systems Test and Eval Manager. Learn more at
The position involves supporting lab operations to include small engine integration component integration modifications and assembly and test of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) remote products and ground control technologies. This individual will work alongside System/Test Engineers putting the equipment through its paces to ensure a quality product makes it to the warfighter. Once the equipment is tested in the controlled environment of a lab it will go through a field flight or functionality test where this individual must be willing to support at remote test sites for UAS to include serving as a crew chief and support member during field testing. Operate lab test equipment for simulation and other test tools beyond the standard system. Use small hand tools such as wrenches screwdrivers pliers taps and drills. Identify and document work order instruction or drawing errors. Assist engineering in investigation and issue resolution discovered from pre-release and released systems. May assist engineering in basic process development or evaluation.
A successful candidate will be a part of a test team that will work through all aspects of the engineering life cycle. Will provide technical troubleshooting inspections as well as the proper notation of logbooks and records to Unmanned Systems operations. Requires basic knowledge of procedures and technical theory in assigned product areas.
Assisting project engineering with all aspects of new product integration implementation and testing in both ground and flight environments
Support of Experimental/Engineering test and integration flight profiles
System capability demonstration flights and ATP (acceptance tests profile) of both production and non-production TUAS platforms at operational locations around the globe
Actively support lab operations by way of maintenance safety audits and material tracking
Other related duties may occur on a situational basis and will be assigned as necessary
Duties and responsibilities will also require a substantial amount of travel both domestically and internationally in support of our product line and customer relations
This position does not directly provide leadership or supervision to other employees
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
FAA Class II Medical Certificate Required.
UAS operator on the Shadow 200(RQ-7B) experience is required.
Shadow V2 upgrade training completion is required.
4 Years Shadow experience required.
500 Shadow 200(RQ-7B) flight hours minimum with at least 300 hours as Aircraft Operator position.
Prior qualification as an Instructor Operator through the Army Instructor Operator course or DES/Equivalent is preferred.
FAA licenses or certificates such as private pilot commercial pilot instrument rating CFI CFI-I are highly desirable.
Ability to coordinate flight schedules airspace resources frequency management and other aspects of flight operations.
Working knowledge of Military specifications is a plus
Working knowledge of Military hardware is a plus
Basic computer skills such as word processing spreadsheets database and technical drawing packages
Must be a team player and able to work with minimum supervision
Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.
Ability to work a 4x10 schedule.
Physical Requirements: This position will be exerting up to 80 pounds of force occasionally and/or 40 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Visual requirements is the minimum standard for those whose work deals largely with visual inspection involving small defects small parts computer terminal and using measuring devices.
Candidates must well-coordinated manually dexterous and flexible in order to work in tight quarters and confined spaces.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder) Political Asylee or Refugee.
EEO Statement - Select all values to add statement to job postingTextron 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 - Select all values to add statement to job postingThe 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 Field:Flight Operations
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