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Chief Maintenance Test Pilot - Fort Carson, CO - Contingent upon award

*This position is contingent upon contract award.*
Position Description
The 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 the supervision and management of pilots assigned to the program.
  • 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.
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Colorado Fort Carson, California
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