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KC-46 - Boom Operator Instructor - McConnell

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: McConnell AFB, KS, US, 67221

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 21895

Location: McConnell AFB, KS  McConnell AFB , Kansas 67221 , United States (US)


Position Purpose:

The Boom Operator Instructor is responsible for the accomplishment of all simulator-based training for U.S. Air Force and Allied Nation KC-46 Boom Operators.  Duties include instructing and measuring training progress of Boom Operator students who attend established aircrew training curricula. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct briefings, debriefings, and perform counseling with Boom Operators to develop and maintain the highest level of student proficiency.
  • Extract student data, analyze results, and prepare for student review sessions.
  • Conduct training using devices, such as a classroom, Boom Operator Part Task Trainer (PTTB), Boom Operator Trainer (BOT), Fuselage Trainer (FuT), Weapon System Trainer (WST), Pilot Part Task Trainer (PTTP), and KC-46 aircraft.
  • Conduct other ground-based training, as required, for Boom Operator crew members in tanker operating procedures, including diagnosis and remediation of student problems.
  • Serve as KC-46 Boom Operator Subject Matter Expert for students and other applicable personnel, as required.
  • Maintain exceptional standards of instruction, knowledge levels, capabilities, and expertise.
  • Develop and maintain exceptional knowledge of KC-46 aircraft systems and operating procedures.
  • Consistently display exceptional knowledge and application of instructional principles and theories pertaining to aircrew training systems.
  • Provide inputs for courseware corrections and modifications, along with updates to training policies and procedures.
  • Assist in other project and development work, as assigned.
  • Operate Student Management System.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:

  • Morally and ethically influence others to successfully achieve program goals.
  • Fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Display excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to interface with students and provide on-the-spot remediation, or determine other courses of action, as necessary.
  • Possess basic knowledge of personal computers and software applications, such as word processing applications, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Successfully accomplish an annual internal standardization evaluation.
  • Currently possess, or demonstrate the ability to obtain, a SECRET clearance.


Education and Formal Training:

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Aviation Operations Associates Degree is highly desired.   Current or previously qualified Boom Operator Instructor, equivalent education, experience, and training, is required.



Experience as a qualified Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) Boom Operator Flight Instructor or as a Tanker AAR Aircrew Training System (ATS) Boom Operator Instructor.  Either position must have been held within 5 years of the date of assignment to the KC-46 ATS.  Shall have logged a minimum of 200 flying hours in U.S. Air Force or Allied Nation tanker or tanker/receiver aircraft, or equivalent flight simulator, with at least 50% occurring in the aircraft.



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 eeo@flightsafety.com 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 eeo@flightsafety.com or by calling 1-855-374-7378 during regular business hours.

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