Description *This position is contingent upon contract award.* Position Description
Chief Maintenance Test Pilot will interface with the program and customer as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on aircraft operations. Provides training to personnel, examines aircraft and audits items such as flight plans and other documents. Principal Accountabilities Responsible for performing test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft. Determine, in accordance with publications and procedures, the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight. Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight, and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies. Coordinate scheduling and logistics of various aircraft that are needed by the customer to complete the mission. Perform recovery flights and ferry aircraft to additional sites, such as depots. Verify accuracy of forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks. Run-up aircraft for alert status, perform tests on modifications, and function as a member of the Maintenance Recovery Teams when an operational check or test flight is required. Fly with military aircrews and provide instruction and currency training as required. Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and file a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes. Compute and complete weight and balance logs for the aircraft. Operate navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft. Perform other qualified duties as required. Qualifications and Skills Requirements Able to meet the training and qualification requirements of AFI 10-220 and DCMA 8210.0. Able to pass flight proficiency examinations by an authorized examination agency. Able to attain, or currently possess, a current FAA Medical Certificate Second Class. Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. Fluent in the English language. Able to develop procedures and work instructions. Able to perform scheduling and the logistics of aircraft movement. Proficiency in developing flight plans and critiquing flight plans. Experience in Quality Assurance of Flight Maintenance. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance if required by the program. Proficiency in various computer programs desirable (ex: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio etc.).
Prefer previous attendance at the Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC).
Must have a Final Secret Clearance
Experience and Education High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor degree in related area preferred. Five (5) or more years working as a trainer with commercial aircraft services or the military. Proven successful experience working in complex and matrixed environments preferred. Valid FAA commercial pilot certificate for assigned aircraft type (rotorcraft/fixed wing) and instrument ratings. Satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous twelve (12) months. 1,500 or more hours first pilot with 500 hours experience in assigned aircraft type of which at least 300 hours must have been in aircraft assigned. Physical Requirements/Working Environment Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions. May be exposed to loud aircraft, and the usual exhaust of aircraft. Environment can be hot at times on the flight line and in the flight hangers with considerable walking between buildings. Must be able to work varied weekly schedules driven by maintenance test flights and other operational requirements.