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Stratolaunch, LLC Flight Engineer in Mojave, California

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Flight Engineer serves as a required crewmember onboard the M351 Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft during developmental flight test and operational missions.

Duties to include:

  • Operation and monitoring of multiple aircraft subsystems

  • Execution of normal and emergency procedures

  • Communication with other aircrew as well as ground control teams

  • Payload monitoring and operation

  • Development of relevant procedures, aircraft systems, and documentation

  • Participation in design and analysis reviews

  • Preparation of system test plans and flight test cards

  • Maintain Flight Engineer crewmember currency with the use of simulators and/or flying aircraft

  • Occasional travel in support of program development and operation

  • Irregular work hours

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold FAA Flight Engineer Certificate with Turbojet Class Rating or Candidate must hold FAA Commercial Pilot’s Certificate with Instrument Rating and have passed the Flight Engineer Turbojet (FEX) written exam as per 14 CFR §63.35 (a) and 14 CFR §63.35 (b)

  • Meet the Flight Engineer candidacy requirements as per 14 CFR §63.31 (a-d)

  • FAA Second Class Medical Certificate

  • Have familiarity with applicable FARs including Part 25, 63, 91, and 125

  • Possess FAA high altitude endorsement, or equivalent military training, and be able to complete altitude training, IAW FAA order 3150.1C.

  • Be independent and motivated; able to research and study complex systems with preliminary or incomplete design or operational documentation

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Have the ability to lift objects and manipulate overhead controls from a seated position

  • Must have the ability to work in cramped, confined cockpit environments in both hot and cold environments for up to 8 hours with limited movement. Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed, to include flight helmet, oxygen mask and backpack parachute, and have the ability to egress cockpit area up to 10 feet off the ground via rope.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 500 hours flight time serving as Flight Engineer on a transport category (121/125) or equivalent aircraft

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program

  • Graduate of an SETP-recognized Test Pilot School

  • Experience with flight test, aircraft development, and aircraft certification

  • Control room/console experience

  • Aircraft systems integration/testing experience

  • Familiarity with rocket propellant operations and control systems

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant (AMT/IA) rating

Special remarks

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

  • Some travel may be required

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

Job Category: Flight Operations