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DynCorp International
Location: Washington, United States
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Pilot
Description
 
*This position is contingent upon contract award.*
 
Position Description
The Maintenance Test Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.  
   

 
Principal Accountabilities
  • Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.  
  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
  • Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.
  • Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight, and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
  • Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes.
  • Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated proven and verifiable aviation experience including ethics, ability and professionalism of the highest standards are required for this position.
  • Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.  Must be fluent in the English language.
  • Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.
  • Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft. 
  • Able to pass flight proficiency examinations required by the customer.
  • Prefer previous attendance at the Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC).
  • Must have a Final Secret clearance


Experience and Education
  • Completion of high school or equivalent.
  • 1,000 or more hours of total flight time, and have at least 300 hours in the same aircraft type and design and 100 hours in the assigned aircraft.
  • Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.
  • Must possess a valid FAA commercial pilot certificate with instrument ratings.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
  • Must possess or be able to attain a current FAA Medical Certificate Second Class.
  • Military flight and/or applicable training courses are required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Required to undergo and successfully complete initially and annually thereafter during their birth months, an Army or FAA second class flight physical. 
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles. 
  • May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth. 
  • Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools. 
  • Must meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration minimum visual acuity and hearing standards for Class II medical certificate. 
  • Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet. 
  • May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation. 
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift up to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet. 
  • May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc. 
  • May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes. 

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