Perform tests on AV Products including quality testing and customer acceptance testsSupport other department product testing as neededPrepares detailed post-flight test reportsRequired to follow and ensure all safety protocols are adhered to. Must report all safety issuesProvides pertinent feedback
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Flight Test Operator III

AeroVironment  • 
Simi Valley, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
  • Perform tests on AV Products including quality testing and customer acceptance tests
  • Support other department product testing as needed
  • Prepares detailed post-flight test reports
  • Required to follow and ensure all safety protocols are adhered to. Must report all safety issues
  • Provides pertinent feedback to various department personnel on observed aircraft performance
  • Will be required to pass a semiannual proficiency examination and pass the semiannual unannounced written and field test examinations
  • Travel to various testing sites as required
  • Due to scheduling demands, must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed
Job Requirements:
  • HS diploma or equivalent years of experience and education
  • Must be proficient in AV’s Raven, Wasp, and Puma platforms
  • Minimum of 1,000 UAV flight hours
  • Experience working at an Aircraft Manufacturing company
  • Ability to communicate critical observations of issues to management in writing and verbally
  • Capable of making situational judgment calls to ensure the safety of the product, the customer, and staff
  • Must have and maintain a clean DMV record in order to drive company vehicles
  • Must be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions, traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs, repeatedly throw objects up to 16lbs over the shoulder, stand and/or sit for long periods of time 
  • Must have the good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble the product
  • Must be able to pass the written FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft examination 
  • Prior Military experience desired.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance the performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team building skills
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