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UAS Test Engineer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123720
Title: Engineer
Functional Title: UAS Test Engineer
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Aerospace UAS Test Site
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:


The UAS Test Engineer reports to the UAS Pilot, and is responsible for supporting UAS integration and testing including airworthiness reviews, maintenance of UAS, sensor and hardware/software integration, and other support areas assigned in support of Test Site requirements. Additionally, the UAS Test Engineer serves as either a Pilot or a Visual Observer for UAS operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

At least 3 years of hands-on experience with UAS

CAD and 3-D printed component design experience

UAS integration experience

Remote Control (RC) aircraft and/or UAS flight experience, and avionics experience

FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot Certificate

Ability to travel up to 30% of time


Bachelor’s degree in Math or engineering

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/21/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/09/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed primarily in an aircraft hangar and outdoor environment. Physical demands associated with this position include extensive walking, lifting and carrying heavy weighted materials (up to 55 lbs), two-person lifts of up to 100 lbs, bending over to set up equipment and record field data, lifting and transporting by hand shipping crates for test equipment, maneuvering cargo dollies. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions. Occasional test activities will be held at outdoor sites with long distances over uneven and/or wooded ground, or on vessels.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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