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Flight Test Technician



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
Hermeus is a startup developing hypersonic aircraft to radically accelerate air travel. At Mach 5, more than twice the speed of the supersonic Concorde, passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic in 90 minutes. On the path to hypersonic passenger aircraft, Hermeus is partnering with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges. These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft. Hypersonic aircraft have the potential to create trillions of dollars of new global economic growth per year, unlocking significant resources that can be utilized to solve the world’s greatest problems.
The Hermeus Test discipline owns the cradle to grave testing of the fastest unpiloted reusable air breathing aircraft on the planet. These are extraordinary vehicles, and we're seeking extraordinary Test Technicians.
At Hermeus, we are constantly iterating and integrating. We test early and often to minimize technical and program risk. We build the test campaigns that support our full range of test programs spanning development, operational and certification testing.

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus:

  • Troubleshoot and repair typical aircraft systems, including structure, landing gear, flight surfaces, anti-icing, engines, and more
  • Conduct maintenance and repairs to ensure aircraft safety and efficiency
  • Repair and replace aircraft structures and components using various tools and equipment
  • Perform aircraft jacking, lifting, towing, and manual movement tasks
  • Operate and inspect ground equipment
  • Interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and technical data for repairs
  • Complete accurate aircraft maintenance forms and data entries
  • Conduct various inspections and tests on jet engines and components
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, following FOD and Tool Control processes
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of maintenance methods
  • Repair or replace worn or damaged aircraft components
  • Supervise aircraft jacking and towing, ensuring satisfactory work completion
  • Service engines and airframe components for safe operation
  • May specialize in structural, precision, or engine repair
  • Lift objects up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally, often using mechanical devices
  • Work in various environments, including hangars, outdoors, and in extreme weather conditions
  • Handle emergency situations, rush jobs, or changing responsibilities as needed

About You:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid A&P license or minimum Three (3) years of aviation maintenance experience, including Two (2) years with fixed-wing aircraft, within the past Six (6) years
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, customer service-oriented, and positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with technical data interpretation
  • Working knowledge of aircraft systems and associated principles
  • Understanding of Quality Control, Production, and Supply procedures
  • Competency in using common hand tools, measuring devices, and test equipment
  • Ability to perform aircraft run/taxi (if required) and work any shift
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations and countries for maintenance work
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.