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Flight Test Engineer – VoloConnect (m/f/d) – sUAS News


Jun 25, 2021

Hofmannstraße 61, 81379 München, GermanyFull-timeJob Location: MunichCompany Description
We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).
Job Description
Your mission during this flight:
You will be a member of our flight test team, planning and conducting both manned and unmanned flight test campaigns and continuing to build up the Flight Test Organization. Tests will usually be conducted locally in Munich, but may involve campaigns at remote locations from time to time. You will work closely with our engineering team to prepare test plans and results for both the A/C and simulator. Volocopter has an established Flight Test Organization as part of our EASA Part21J Design Organization Approval (DOA).
Plan Ground and Flight Test activities for development activityPost flight assessments and troubleshooting including test data analyses and reportsEASA eVTOL initial airworthiness: analysis of certification requirements and editing of compliance reports including the SORA approachConducts Risk Assessment and prepare flight conditionsInvolved as a Flight Test expert in the database design for the management of flight test campaignsEnsure technical fitness, initiate configuration changes, coordinate maintenances, maintain technical logs and organize the detail conduct of a test flight Conduct briefings associated with a test flight (campaign)Verify success of a specific test flight according to the pass/fail criteriaEnsure distribution of post-flight information to the entity requesting the flight testSupport Cat. 1 Flight Test Pilot during test flight byPreparing and inspecting aircraft and flight test instrumentationReading data from instrumentation to the Test PilotQualifications
Check in your professional skills:
Required skills
Engineering degree in aeronautical science or equivalent educationAt least 3 years of experience in flight test of manned or unmanned aircraftFormal Flight Test training at a recognized Test Pilot School (ITPS, ETPS, EPNRE, NTPS) or at a recognized tertiary institution (Cranfield)Alternative to formal flight test training: Technical job education (Engineering or Science degree on aeronautics)Documented familiarization training for the product to be testedConversant with the principles and application of Crew Resource Management (CRM), Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Risk Management (AVRM) and the principles and application of EASA guidance for design verification and validationFamiliar with EASA UAS design regulation, UAS operating regulations and SORA regulationOn-the-job training for flight test practicesPreferred skills
Experience in generating and managing databases (Oracle MySQL, Adobe FileMaker or equivalent) and in programming (Python or equivalent)Additional Information
Our Volocopter flight includes:
Fast-growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partnersAbility to contribute directly to the future of aviationThe chance to build up new things/projects from scratchPersonal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengthsAn inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, great team spiritAttractive salary packageOur differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.
Fasten your seat belt and take-off with an awesome team as we bring urban air mobility to life!
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