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Job Title: Experimental VTOL Test Pilot
Company Name: Supernal
Location: California City, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/17/2024
Expire Date: 08/11/2024
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Job Description
Experimental VTOL Test Pilot

Rise above. Are you ready to take human possibility to a new dimension with us?

Supernal is an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company thats developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and the ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging industry. By creating a sustainable, integrated, and human-centered ecosystem, we are committed to taking a thoughtful and responsible approach to entering the AAM market with a product that meets the high level of safety and reliability in todays air transportation system.

The future of mobility starts with people. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving peoples ability to move whether for work or play. Join our dynamic team as we strive to be a part of something greater where potential powers tomorrow!

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What we do: 

We are seeking a Test Pilot to be part of the Flight Test team.  You will be a part of a professional, high-performing team of test pilots, flight test engineers, flight test mechanics, and support staff whose goal is to supply accurate, repeatable, and cost-effective data to the engineering groups we support. The primary objective of this role is to pilot Supernal air vehicles. Additional objectives include normal Test Pilot duties relating to testing and certification and developing user interfaces, operating procedures, and training. This role will also support the development, certification, and demonstration of eVTOL test and evaluation. 

What you can do:

  • Complete experimental flight tests in an eVTOL aircraft

  • Coordinate with flight test engineers to develop test plans, test cards, and test procedures given requirements from the engineering team

  • Develop and maintain flight manuals, operations, checklists, and procedures

  • Lead and/or participate in the safety of flight and flight readiness review boards

  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures

  • Maintain flying currency and proficiency in multiple different aircraft types

  • Up to 50% of domestic and international travel

  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering or related field required; Masters degree in flight test engineering or related field preferred

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in engineering

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an Experimental Test Pilot (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

  • Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or equivalent level of experience as a Test Pilot

  • FAA Class II Medical

  • Commercial pilot license

  • 1000+ PIC total VTOL aircraft flight hours

  • Experience with Risk Management, including Hazard Identification and preparing Risk Assessments

  • Experience with Uninhabited Aerial System (UAS) certification and testing

  • Familiarity with standard flight test processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of the FAA civil certification process

  • 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

  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience with flight testing Uninhabited Aerial Systems (UAS) preferred

  • Experience working with the FAA and familiarization with aircraft, helicopter, or powered lift FAA certification programs preferred

  • Experience flight testing rotorcraft aircraft preferred

  • Experience with flight testing eVTOL aircraft preferred

  • Experience flying tilt-rotor aircraft preferred

  • Experience operating light transport helicopters and/or aircraft preferred

  • Experience with formation flying with UAS preferred

  • Formation flying, flight training, and media demos preferred

  • Experience developing/optimizing simulators/ground control station and training equipment preferred

  • Experience in developing digital flight control systems preferred

  • Experience flight testing rapid prototype aircraft and components preferred

  • Experience working in fast-paced small teams preferred

  • Familiarity with EDW airspace preferred

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.
The pay range for this position is:
$204,200$260,700 USD

Click HERE or visit: https://jobs.supernal.aero/benefits to view our benefits!

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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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: ta-support@supernal.aero

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernals receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

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