Staff Test Pilot

Northrop Grumman Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 7 months ago

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Test Pilot (level 5) to support our Developmental Engineering Flight Test Program in Linthicum, MD.

The responsibilities of the Test Pilot 5 include:

  • Manages engineering integration of sensor programs onto test bed aircraft

  • Oversees appropriate airworthiness approval process for widely varying aircraft configurations

  • Completes test planning and appropriate risk management processes for flight test execution

  • Operates various models of FAA Experimental, Research and Development test aircraft during both Civil Aircraft Operations and Public Aircraft Operations

  • May conduct military utility demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 14 years of relevant professional/military experience - OR - a Master's degree with 12 years of relevant professional/military experience

  • Pilot graduate (long-course) of a military test pilot school (USNTPS, USAFTPS, ETPS or EPNER)

  • Minimum three years of test pilot experience in developmental and/or operational flight test

  • FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land pilot certificate without a centerline thrust restriction

  • FAA Second Class Medical

  • Minimum 1500 hours First Pilot (USN/USMC) or Primary (USAF) flight time in turbojet, turbofan or turboprop aircraft

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in engineering or related technical discipline

  • FAA Airline Transport Rating (ATP)

  • Previous experience in aircraft modifications, configuration and control and technical/operational review boards

  • Familiar with government flight test organizations, ranges, and processes

  • Top Secret security clearance within the past two years

  • Technically and operationally familiar with airborne radar systems

  • FAA type ratings and experience in multi-engine, non-centerline thrust aircraft

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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