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Simulator Technician I

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 12844

JOB TITLE:    Simulator Technician I

POSITION STATUS:         Hourly Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:                  Manager Flight Training Devices




Maintain and /or repair flight training devices (FTDs) in accordance with Regulatory Authority requirements and company standards by performing the following duties:


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are essential to the successful and satisfactory performance of this job. Other duties may be assigned. Perform other duties not listed as assigned.


FlightSafety Learning Centers provide training and support to Customer and Clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Learning Center technicians may be scheduled at varying times and days to support the Customer needs.




Job Duties:


  • Perform standard Simulator support activities such as: installation, operation, inspection, periodic maintenance (align & adjust), of Simulator components and systems
  • Perform Customer configuration changes to Simulators and FTDs, evaluate and confirm proper post change operation. This includes hardware, software, and avionics database change-outs
  • Able to quickly identify, troubleshoot, repair or replace most of the Simulator and FTD electrical and sub system components and most hydraulic system components with little to no assistance.
  • Must be familiar with all governing regulations required by the various approval authorities for the proper operation of all FTDs, the facility, and the safe employment of personnel.
  • Initiate or assist users (DOTs, PMs, instructors, clients, etc.) in the use of ePodium when creating a Simulator Discrepancy Report (SDR) , as well as how to access all of the documentation on ePodium previously available only in the Simulator Logbook.
  • Must be knowledgeable of all Simulator Support, Quality Operating Procedures (QOPs), and related documentation.
  • Adhere to required work schedule including prompt and regular attendance.
  • Report on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to the appropriate person(s) for correction.
  • Supports published Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Business Processes.
  • Support Learning Center Management System (SMS) by adhering to the processes related to accomplishing SMS goals.
  • Support FlightSafety International’s, and its subsidiaries’ commitment to ethical behavior by basing our priorities on lawful and ethical conduct as we deal with co-workers, customers, vendors, and others in all of our operations. (See Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
  • Occasionally travel for training purposes or to assist other Centers, as needed.
  • Exhibit and practice professional and courteous behavior while interacting with both internal and external customers.





QUALIFICATION   REQUIREMENTS:       (The   requirements   listed   below   are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.)





Tech I - Associate's degree in electronics from a college or completion of a civilian/military electronics technical school preferred, plus two (2) years experience, including:


  • Electronics technology, avionics or related civilian/military technology; or
  • Equivalent direct experience with simulators or other FTDs Must be able to:
  • Read and interpret technical drawings
  • Use test equipment, support equipment and tools used on flight simulators, graphical flight simulators (GFSs) and associated electronics devices
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the advanced operating principles of simulator and FTD subsystems.


Education can be substituted by a combination of three (3) years education and experience in a related field.



Education can be substituted by a combination of three (3) years education and experience in a related field.







General knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.  Familiarity with Microsoft Access preferred. Knowledge of other software programs may be required, as needed.




PC literate and Basic Office equipment



Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; Able to read and interpret documents: Able to write routine reports and correspondence.


Must be customer oriented with mature interpersonal skills projecting a friendly, cooperative manner accompanied by good grooming habits and adherence to FlightSafety International specified dress code standards.




Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Valid Driver’s License, where applicable.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include  close  vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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