PDS Tech Inc F16 Test Pilot - Secret in Jacksonville, Florida

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Test Pilot, in Jacksonville, FL.


Must have an Active Secret Clearance to be considered

Plans and conducts ground, flight and maintenance test flights for experimental, prototype and production aircraft to determine system functionality, aircraft performance and structural integrity of aircraft.

Develops and coordinates flight test plans, procedures and techniques to achieve qualification or certification.

Plans and develops technical reports and flight reports.

Evaluates flight data (e.g., system performance, aircraft handling, equipment malfunction) and participates in aircraft design to recommend changes to design based on operational considerations.

Collaborates on marketing, evaluation and demonstration activities for customers; conducts familiarization, demonstration and training flights.

Job requires FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements.

Flying Acceptance Check Flights in QF-16 aircraft, and Delivery flights from Cecil Field to Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida.


  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance to be considered

  • Must have not less than 1,000 hours Pilot-in-Command time.

  • Must be qualified and current in F-16 aircraft.

  • Must have at least 200 hours in F-16 aircraft.

  • Familiarity and current or previous qualification in early Block F-16 aircraft is desired.

  • Previous or current Functional Check Flight experience is desired.

  • ​Must maintain currency and qualification in the F-16 (30 sorties/half) independent of QF-16 program operations.

  • Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.