242363 Requisition #

Engineering Test Pilot

Moog Inc.

Mineral Wells, Texas


Our team in Military Aircraft Group is looking for an Engineering Test Pilot to join them. You will report to the Chief Test Pilot and will have an onsite work schedule at our business unit, Genesys Aerosystems, located in Mineral Wells, TX. Genesys Aerosystems delivers customer-focused technologies and customized solutions for Special Mission, Military & Defense, Military Trainer, Business, and General Aviation industries.


To be considered for Engineering Test Pilot, here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, or similar technical foundation to support aircraft design
  • FAA Commercial pilot certificate. Prefer dual-rated pilot- rotorcraft and airplane.
  • Minimum 1,500 hours total flight time
  • Two years of test pilot experience on developmental flight test programs
  • FAA Second Class medical certificate
  • Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or equivalent test pilot training.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% to support offsite flight testing.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for flight operations and aircraft certification. Able to be designated as an ODA Unit Member and/or FAA Flight Test Pilot DER. Previous designation preferred.
  • Must have the physical ability to operate cockpit flight controls with up to 150 lbs. of rudder forces, elevator forces up to 120 lbs., and aileron forces up to 90 lbs. 


As an Engineering Test Pilot, you will be responsible for conducting flight test and evaluation projects for Genesys Aerosystems. This includes testing fixed wing, rotary wing, and non-standard aircraft and avionics system products. You will be responsible conducting safe and professional flight operations in support of flight test, demonstrations, system integration, product development, and certification. Plan, develop and execute test flights on various aircraft to verify airworthiness and performance capability; validate and verify compliance with specifications and to determine operational effectiveness and/or suitability of the avionics system.


RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide test pilot expertise to assigned programs; technology/research and product development efforts to ensure man-machine interface issues and requirements are identified for new or modified designs.
  • Provide DER/UM pilot expertise and safety/regulatory guidance to internal departments for design definition, flight test planning, flight test techniques, test reporting and proposal preparation.
  • Identify and report customer, man-machine interface and certification issues to Program Management/Engineering functions.
  • Write and/or review development or certification test plans and reports for assigned flight tests associated with customer programs, internal programs and products.
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, and short-term scheduling of tests to be performed on assigned test aircraft
  • Coordinate with flight test engineers as required ensuring the aircraft is configured properly to meet test objectives.
  • Plan and conduct development and certification flight test activities on assigned airplane.
  • Gather quantitative and qualitative date to determine performance characteristics during flight test
  • Prepare and distribute Flight Reports after each assigned test flight.
  • Perform FAA evaluation flights as required to support ODA or other civil certification projects.
  • Support training department in preparing training material for various avionics products
  • Conduct classroom and/or aircraft training to customers and internal personnel
  • Consult with project personnel and others to provide regulatory/safety/system assistance and information from a pilot perspective.


How We Care For You:

  • Financial Rewards: great compensation package, annual profit sharing, matching 401k and the ability to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Flexible paid time off, holidays and parental leave program, relocation assistance
  • Health & Welfare: Comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, Employee Assistance Plan (“EAP”) and other supplemental
  • Professional Skills Development: Tuition Assistance, mentorship and coaching opportunities, leadership development and other personal growth programs
  • Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Employee Resource Groups, cultural events and celebrations
  • Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 10-hour shifts.


Salary Range and Pay DisclaimerThe base pay range for this opportunity is $140,000 - $197,000 per year.

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the Moog pay range or indicates the hourly rate for this position in the given work location. Actual salaries will vary depending on many factors such as skills, experience, certifications and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Moog's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include a profit share bonus, employee stock purchase plan, a flexible paid time off policy, competitive 401K plan with enhanced matching program, and many region-specific benefits.

This position requires access to U.S. export-controlled information.

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran


About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.


Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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