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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: DFW Airport, TX, US, 75261

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 12400

GROUND/SIMULATOR INSTRUCTOR

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Ground/Simulator Instructor is responsible for the accomplishment of pilot ground school training and ground-based Simulator training of Customer Pilots for Recurrent, Initial or generic training courses and for measuring the training progress of Customer(s), objectively and subjectively, within the established training curriculum, 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.

 

Teammates based at Learning Centers in the U.S. may be required to perform duties as contract instructors or check airmen which are considered "safety-sensitive" under 14 CFR Parts 121 and/or 135. Those hired into or transferred to safety-sensitive duties will be required to undergo a .US. Department of Transportation-compliant Pre-employment Drug Screening; and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing as long as they are assigned safety-sensitive duties.

 

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 instructors may be scheduled at varying times and days to support the Customer needs.

 

NOTE: The term “Program” can refer to the training program in its development, implementation, or evaluation stages.

 

Training Standards – Program Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and Quality Management System (QMS) policies and procedures; plus Lesson Planning, Current Material and Set-up)

  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with NOTE on the last page of this Job Description.
  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Quality Maintenance Systems • (QMS) processes and procedures.
  • Keep current all certificates, ratings and designations required to perform duties as a Simulator Instructor.
  • Deliver training to FlightSafety International clients in accordance with FlightSafety International Instructor Performance Standards.

 

Training Standards – Instructor Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and QMS policies and procedures)

  • Maintain all training material (various media forms) in a current state at all times.
  • Provide pre-briefings and post-briefings before and after each Simulator lesson in accordance with FlightSafety International Instructor Performance Standards.
  • Prepare the Flight Simulator and/or briefing room no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Simulator lesson and/or pre-briefing session.
  • Integrate Crew Resource Management (CRM)/Human Factors with technical (procedural) training.
  • Utilize Customer's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Checklists, and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) during training, when requested or required.
  • Assist in keeping all publications used in Simulator training current.
  • Ensure classrooms, flight training devices (FTDs) and scheduled simulators are ready for client training events.
  • Attend scheduled Instructor meetings.
  • NOTE: Act as Second-in-Command for clients training in multi-crew aircraft who have come to training without a flying partner. In that capacity, will serve as a competent Second-in-Command and will not be performing instructional duties.

 

Documentation/Reports Activities:

  • Interact with Simulator Mx technicians concerning all Simulator functions and malfunctions as well as ensure all malfunctions are documented properly using appropriate forms.
  • Perform administrative duties relative to training such as preparing for the delivery of training, record keeping, monitoring Customer progress, training development and maintenance of training programs.
  • Report to the Director of Training (DOT) any Customer training problems or conflicts (poor performance, Customer/Instructor conflicts, excessive tardiness, etc.)

 

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Maintain FlightSafety International's commitment to Customer satisfaction while performing job duties.
  • Interact within a cooperative environment through beneficial behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other employees and departments.
  • Accountable for the security of FlightSafety International materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International products.
  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.
  • Adhere to a 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 appropriate person(s) for correction.
  • Participate in the Quality Management System (QMS) activities at assigned site and adhere to the processes related to accomplishing the site's QMS goals.
  • Participate in Learning Center Safety Management System (SMS) activities including: supporting and promoting the safety culture, reporting all aviation safety-related issues via the feedback system, and 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)

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize workflow on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Attend, facilitate and/or research training to increase skills applicable to job position and workplace issues
  • Travel in conjunction with assigned duties, if required
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Center Manager.

 

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

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: (Minimum Requirements)

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school preferred, or three (3) years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; equivalency years’ experience substitution must be in related field.
  • Minimum of six (6) months’ experience in a teaching/training environment, especially where the material is designed for adult (over 18 years old) participants, preferred.

 

Prior to hiring, the applicant for Flight Instructor (Simulator)/Synthetic Device Instructor must have the following certificates in his/her possession prior to the start of a simulator assignment.

  • If instructing in a simulator that represents an aircraft requiring a Type Rating, or if instructing in a course of training leading to the issuance of an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate or an added rating to an ATP Certificate, the person must possess the following:
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP or Part 61.159/61.161, or 61.163 experience, as applicable) with appropriate category, class and type ratings, and
  • FAA Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI – Certified Flight Instructor) (currency, not required); or
  • Ground Instructor Certificate with an instrument rating and an advanced rating (AGII); or
  • A rating equivalent to either of the above, issued by another country’s aviation authority; or
  • Documented military Flight Instructor training and experience; or
  • Documented experience as a pilot instructor in a Part 142, and/or 135/ 121 Air
  • Carrier operations, or another country’s aviation authority; or
  • If instructing in a simulator representing an aircraft not requiring a type rating or, instructing in a course of training not leading to the issuance of an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), the person must possess the following:
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate category, class, and instrument ratings and
  • FAA Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI – Certified Flight Instructor) with appropriate category, and class (currency, not required); or
  • Ground Instructor Certificate with an instrument rating and an advanced rating (AGII); or
  • A rating equivalent to either of the above, issued by another country’s aviation authority; or
  • Documented military Flight Instructor training and experience; or
  • Documented experience as a pilot instructor in a Part 142, 135 or 121 Air Carrier operations, or another country’s aviation authority.

 

NOTE: An Instructor may be employed without the required certificates or ratings, but these must be obtained within six (6) months of employment or before training any clients.

  • After hiring, the Simulator Instructor must complete the following:
  • In-Processing and Orientation, as documented in the Instructor Training File (ITF)
  • General and Administrative Training
  • Aircraft-Specific Ground and Simulator Training
  • Instructional Devices Training
  • Professional Instructor Course (PIC) (see QWI 62-02-01;02)
  • Simulator Observation Training
  • Practice instruction
  • Supervised Instruction
  • Instructor Certification/Designation
  • Flight/Simulator Instructor Evaluation

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations
  • A second language may be required in some Learning Centers to meet particular needs.

 

 

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.

 

 

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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