Senior Distinguished Staff - Test Pilot Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Victorville, CA

  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Victorville, CA

Job Description

Job Description Summary

You will serve as a senior engineering test pilot, acting as pilot-in-command of the GE Aerospace B747-400 flying testbed during developmental flight test of commercial aircraft engines. In this role you will assist the Chief Test Pilot in the execution of aircraft engine testing, including test planning, risk mitigation, test flight execution, and test reporting.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain currency and proficiency as pilot-in-command of the GE Aerospace B747-400 flying testbed
  • Provide leadership and guidance during test planning and risk mitigation processes
  • Safely, effectively, and efficiently execute developmental test flights in accordance with commercial turbofan engine program objectives
  • Assist in the reporting of test results to clearly communicate findings and to promote safe and effective operation of GE Aerospace products during service with customers
  • Provide leadership, experience, and knowledge to proactively identify and solve technical problems
  • Stay current and involved in the aerospace industry developments and regulatory initiatives to ensure state-of-the-art competitiveness

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate of a formal test pilot school (full course), i.e., U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Empire Test Pilot School, EPNER, or National Test Pilot School
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate: airplane, multi-engine, land
  • A minimum of 3,000 hours total pilot time
  • A minimum of 1,500 hours pilot-in-command time in multi-engine turbine aircraft (single-engine military jet experience acceptable)
  • Minimum 5 years of developmental flight test experience as a test pilot

Desired Characteristics:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Master of Science degree in an engineering or physical science discipline from an accredited college or university
  • B747-400 type rating
  • B747-400 flight test experience
  • FAA 1st class medical or the ability to acquire one
  • Strong technical and analytical capability
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • English proficient (no restrictions)
  • Post-maintenance check flight experience
  • International aircraft ferry experience

The base pay range for this position is 183,300 - 305,500 . The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate's experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary/ commission based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on July 10th, 2024.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs ( i.e ., is a "Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

Additional Job Description

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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