Job Number:ST-201
Job Title:Flight Test Engineer/Test Director
Location:Edwards AFB, CA


Seeking experienced Flight Test Engineers to join our test team as a Test Director with multiple years' experience performing developmental test support for military aircraft.

Candidate should have experience working in control rooms, reviewing test plans, writing test cards, safety plans, scheduling range and aircraft assets.

Duties and responsibilities include planning, test reporting and scheduling mission requirements for ground and flight test by developing and maintaining flight test support materials to include flight /ground test cards. Individual will determine and communicate aircraft test and configuration requirements to the responsible discipline engineering, maintenance and flight operations teams to ensure aircraft readiness.

Additionally, the individual will conduct test missions from a control room. Individual will lead the control room team, test mission briefings and post flight debriefs.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Overtime, non-standard shifts and weekend work may be required in order to support test schedules. Travel may be required as part of duties, up to 25% of scheduled work time.

As a Flight Test Director, your typical day may include any of the following:'
  • Collaborating across a broad spectrum of individuals and disciplines.
  • Developing plans for upcoming testing.
  • Briefing and conducting ground and flight testing in a Mission Control Room (MCR) and debriefing the test team.
  • Evaluating test results and working to resolve any issues encountered.
  • Leading and implementing process improvements to increase test efficiency.
  • Must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.
  • Innovative mindset is an absolute plus for this opportunity.
Working Conditions - This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of a computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.

Essential Functions/Duties:

Experience testing unmanned air vehicles (UAV) highly desired.

Must have comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of engineering to provide consultative services on development programs and in the design and development of systems and components.

The position requires knowledge and skill sufficient to apply the latest developments in engineering to solve complex problems in the specialty area.

Must have excellent communication and analytical skills and must possess effective planning/organizing skills.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Successful candidate must have a BS in Engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution and 8 years of related engineering experience or have an accredited MS in Engineering with 6 years of related engineering experience or have an accredited doctoral degree in Engineering with at least 4 years of related engineering experience.

Above average and effective communication and coordination skills.

Experience and understanding of control room conduct, principles of Situational Awareness and Crew Resource Management (CRM).

Ability to interface with all levels of Combined Test Force (CTF) management to include Program Managers, Engineers, Test Conductors and military personnel.

Must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalized citizen of the United States and hold or be able to obtain a security clearance. Must pass a background check and drug test. If hired, applicant understands that pre-employment includes verification of Covid-19 Vaccination status (medical/religious exemptions may apply).

Please e-mail your resume to apply for this position. Please reference the job number on the subject line of your email with attachments as either a Word Doc or PDF file only, all others files will not be opened.

No Phone Calls Please

Spiral is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Site Map  |   Contact

Top of Page