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Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: HOUSTON, TX, US, 77061

Company: FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is dedicated to creating and preserving a cooperative work environment and to management's responsibility to evaluate work equitably and to reorganize the business structure and work assignments when necessary.



JOB TITLE: Simulator Instructor*/(Flight Instructor (Simulator) – FAA)/

(Synthetic Device Instructor – EASA)


LOCATION: Learning Center

DEPARTMENT: Pilot Training


REPORTS TO: Program Manager (PM)/Director of Pilot Training (DOT) BASIC FUNCTION:

The Simulator Instructor* is responsible for the accomplishment of 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:



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)


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.



CONTACTS: The employee must display a service-oriented demeanor to both internal and external contacts and promote a positive image of FlightSafety International, while performing the duties of the job.

INTERNAL - All FlightSafety International Employees

EXTERNAL - Customers, vendors and general public

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


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:

a) In-Processing and Orientation, as documented in the Instructor Training File (ITF)

b) General and Administrative Training

c) Aircraft-Specific Ground and Simulator Training

d) Instructional Devices Training

e) Professional Instructor Course (PIC) (see QWI 62-02-01;02)

f) Simulator Observation Training

g) Practice instruction

h) Supervised Instruction

i) Instructor Certification/Designation

j) Flight/Simulator Instructor Evaluation


See above for Certifications required.

Valid Driver’s License, where applicable.


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.


PC and/or compatible computer with printer

Various office equipment: FAX, Copier, and Multi-line Telephone


General knowledge of the following software: MS Office; MS Access, preferred

Other software programs may be required, as needed.

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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

Must possess physical range of body motion to perform the following:

1. Reach, exert pressure and manipulate the rudder controls and/or anti-torque with both feet.

2. Reach and manipulate numerous controls within the Simulator device from the Instructor's chair.

3. Enter and exit from the Simulator device via the provided ramp.

4. With relative ease and quickness move between the Instructor station, projector screen and podium while instructing in the classroom.

5. Exit from malfunctioned Simulator while the device is in a severely pitched attitude.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

FlightSafety International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status. FlightSafety maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

FlightSafety is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance in filling out the employment application or require a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call 1-855-374-7378. Note: This option is reserved for applicants needing a reasonable accommodation related to a disability. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case by case basis.

As a federal government contractor, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, FlightSafety is required to develop annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Any employees or applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities can contact us by sending an email to or by calling 1-855-374-7378 during regular business hours.

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