UAS RC Test Pilot

San Clemente, CA 92673

Posted: 02/18/2021 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82805

Job Description

Description
Our Client is looking for a highly skilled UAS / RC Test Pilot position located in San Clemente, CA.  The ideal candidate would have several years" experience flying RC aircraft including fixed wing, helicopters and multirotor types with and without autopilots.  You'll work in a multidisciplinary environment with electrical, mechanical, GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control) and software engineers providing your feedback and flight test reports to the team for further product development.  Weekly trips to flight test sites will be required.  The flight test sites are approximately a 30-minute drive to a 2.5-hour drive from San Clemente depending on the test site used.  The UAS / RC Test Pilot will report directly to the Director of Flight Test.
 
Candidates are asked to insert into their resume a video web link showcasing their flight skills.  Depending on the candidate, interviews may include a flight demonstration conducted by the candidate at a local flying site with the candidate"s aircraft.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  1. 4+ years" experience flying remote-controlled fixed-wing aircraft without autopilots
  2. 4+ years" experience flying remote-controlled vertical lift aircraft (helicopters or racing-quads)
  3. Experience with autopilots is preferred
  4. Experience tuning autopilots is preferred
  5. FAA Part 107 Certificate, or the ability to obtain one
  6. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  7. Strong background for hands-on debugging and root cause corrective action testing
  8. Flexible schedule to accommodate flight testing at any hour of the day
  9. Ability to obtain a security clearance if required by the program
 
Traits:
  1. Possess a collaborative spirit with a high level of energy, dedication, and an unrelenting drive to succeed and win
  2. Has great 'stick skills' with an RC aircraft
  3. Loves being outdoors
  4. Enjoys hands-on work
  5. Challenge seeker who excels in a fast-paced environment
  6. Friendly, courteous and respectful
Impeccable integrity and ethical standards
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