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Aircraft Flight Test Director, Pax River

Company: Lockheed Martin
Location: Abell
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to onsite safety protocols.
Description: At Lockheed Martin, we are passionate about innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and forward-thinking, everything is within our capacity - and yours as a Lockheed Martin employee. Lockheed Martin values your skills, training, education and background.

Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems (RMS) is conducting flight testing on the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion at the customer's facility on Patuxent (Pax) River Naval Air Station in Maryland! We're looking for hardworking and qualified applicants to join the flight test team on this continuing exciting adventure. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

The aircraft test director (ATD) group is seeking qualified candidates who will be responsible for overall ownership of a specific aircraft during test activities.

This includes overall oversight of the technical activities to provide for efficient/effective test execution and for management of the flight risks during test execution. The ATD is the primary point of contact when their assigned aircraft is in flight status.

The ATD must work closely with the Chief of Flight Test for program direction to ensure tasks are aligned with program objectives. The ATD in turn must also work also closely with the assigned Aircraft Manager to ensure their assigned aircraft meets the intended flight rates while remaining in full compliance with maintenance and inspection requirements.

In addition to the responsibilities highlighted above we offer extensive benefits to include competitive 401k and insurance. We remain an equal opportunity company.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum 9 years of experience in rotary and/or fixed wing flight test experience as an aircraft flight test director, operations and/or range integration experience.
- Test planning and execution experience with an understanding of system engineering and requirements verification.
- Experience integrating and leading teams, communicating with customers and leadership positions.
- Ability to work independently and solve complex issues or problems.

Work will be performed at the customer's facility in Patuxent River, MD. While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:
- Must be a US citizen.
- Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance.
- Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS.
- Must currently have or be capable of obtaining full unescorted access Pax NAS.
- Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license + social security card or birth certificate OR US passport).
- Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS.
Desired Skills:
- Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering is strongly preferred.
- Adaptability in managing fluctuating test schedules and test priorities.
- Aptitude in working across multiple job sites within the program (i.e., WPB, CT, PAX, TDY).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They 're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin 's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers ' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Experienced Professional

Keywords: Lockheed Martin, Alexandria , Aircraft Flight Test Director, Pax River, Executive , Abell, Virginia

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