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Sr. Flight Test Engineer

Company: SUPERNAL
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

**Must be able to travel to Mojave, CA at least 40% of the time**

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people s ability to move whether for work or play.
What we do:
The Flight Test Engineer works closely with core engineering and operations teams on planning and execution of flight test campaigns. This role is a critical contributor in enabling safe, efficient experimental flight testing. The role is responsible for developing test plans, writing test cards, and participating in flight readiness reviews, test readiness reviews, and risk assessments. The Flight Test Engineer will work closely with aircraft maintenance to ensure that the flight vehicle is in proper configuration for testing, coordinates ground & flight tests, performs data analysis, writes test reports, documents test results, and troubleshoots issues. An understanding and working knowledge of flight test instrumentation and data acquisition and have strong configuration management skills.
What you can do:


  • Acquiring comprehensive knowledge of air vehicle s systems
  • Building and performing flight test campaigns and associated processes
  • Generating system-level flight test procedures and deriving and tracking flight requirements
  • Collaborating with engineers, flight test pilots, and operations team to develop flight test plans and write flight test cards
  • Planning, organizing, and performing flight test operations
  • Ensuring the test vehicle is properly configured to meet test objectives
  • Leads test daily test conduct
  • Leading daily flight test coordination and communication
  • Analyzing data, documenting results, and providing solutions to obstacles
  • Coordinating with multiple teams in support of flight test objectives and risk hazard assessments
  • Other duties as assigned

    What you can contribute:

    • Bachelor s degree in an applicable engineering field or equivalent
    • A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in experimental flight testing (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Familiarity with experimental aircraft airworthiness release process
    • Experience authoring test plans and reports
    • Experience managing deficiencies, limitations, and restrictions in a flight test environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
    • Proficiency in report writing and developing manuals
    • A strong safety culture
    • Must be able to pass FAA Class III Flight Physical
    • Willing to travel to Mojave, CA at least 40%

      You may also be able to contribute:

      • Master s degree in relevant engineering field
      • Experience in FAA certification test programs and thorough knowledge of Part 21 and Part 23 or 25 or 27 or 29
      • Experience testing complex flight control, power management and avionics systems
      • Proficiency in data analysis with MATLAB, IADS, other tools
      • Familiarity with FAA orders 4040.26B, 8100.4C, 8130.34D
      • Experience operating/testing of remotely piloted aircraft
      • Private pilot or higher rating
      • Part 107 Pilot qualified
      • Experience with first flight of experimental aircraft
      • Proficiency in aerodynamics, aircraft performance, and/or digital flight controls

        Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:
        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

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Keywords: SUPERNAL, Irvine , Sr. Flight Test Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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