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Experienced Production Pilot - China Assignment

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1700025711 Date posted 12/07/2017
Location Seattle Washington United States
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Job Description

Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) has an exciting and unique opportunity for a Production Pilot to join the Flight Operations team. This team is responsible for the functional test and evaluation of newly manufactured and/or modified commercial aircraft.


The major day to day responsibilities of this role:

  • Plans and conducts production and acceptance test flights.
  • Demonstrates or leads the production acceptance process.
  • Identifies and documents flight deficiencies and coordinates resolution.
  • Plans, coordinates and conducts delivery, ferry, support and functional test flights on production and non-production aircraft.
  • Serves as Pilot-In-Command.

**This position is a Long Term Assignment to Zhousan, China for up to 2 years.  Relocation/ assignment benefits to international location will be provided.

Prior to relocating, up to one year will be spent in Seattle.  Upon completion of the assignment, incumbent will return to Seattle.**

Job requires FAA ATP or military/ commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the initial operational capability of the production flight test operation in Boeing's new commercial completion center in Zhousan, China.  This is a unique opportunity to be on the leading edge of a new program and help shape the future of Boeing.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Engineering Test and Tech

Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


The ideal candidate will possess a technical or engineering degree and have a background in functional flight test or experimental flight test on Boeing aircraft. You will also need effective communication skills, the ability to build positive working relationships and have a demonstrated ability to work in matrix organizations with people at all levels. 


Required qualifications:

  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possess a current ATP commercial pilots certificate or equivalent military flight experience
  • Experience piloting turbine powered aircraft
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a work visa, depending on requirements of the country.
  • Candidate must be able to meet the cultural requirements of the
    country, as applicable.
  • Employment is contingent on the candidate’s ability to satisfy all labor and immigration formalities of the country. 
  • Because the candidate may be placed on an international assignment, the offer is contingent upon the candidate’s ability to obtain clearances from International Health Services and the receipt of a visa/work permit to the country in which he or she will be assigned.
  • These clearances are also contingencies for any family members
    who may be relocating with the candidate.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Test Pilot School (TPS) graduate

Typical education and experience: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Job Type

Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award


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