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Director of Training

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US, 67206

Company: FlightSafety International

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Director of Pilot Training (DOT) is responsible for maintaining and improving the operation of all Pilot Training Programs and Training Delivery within the Learning Center, by performing the following duties:

Tasks and Responsibilities

Training Standards – Program Activities: -Supervise the development of standardized courseware documentation. -Ensure that such materials are prepared and maintained in accordance with all regulatory requirements. -Review data from Customer requests, Airworthiness Directives and the aircraft manufacturers to determine their applicability for training and checking. -Propose changes to the approved course, courseware and/or training equipment when applicable or required. -Coordinate and standardize, by aircraft type, the Pilot Training Programs, classroom media, lesson plans, and Expanded Instructor Action Guides (EIAGs) and all other related courseware pertaining to both the Lead and Associate Centers. Supervise and manage Customer training activities. Monitor, periodically, through random Quality Assurance observations, the teaching skills of all Pilot training Instructors, and confer with the Director of Pilot Standards (DOS) regarding Instructors’ capability. -Coordinate with the various regulatory agencies, the Corporate PM – Automated Flight Deck Training, and appropriate FlightSafety International personnel regarding all matters concerning the approval of Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and appropriate training curriculum material. -Monitor Ground and Flight (Simulator and/or Aircraft) training activities to ensure technical and procedural accuracy. Training Standards – Instructor Activities: -Maintain Instructor qualification as applicable/required in accordance with NOTE on the last page of this Job Description.-Responsible for monitoring and ensuring training compliance with FlightSafety International’s ‘Professional Instructor Handbook” and act as a Ground and Flight (Simulator and/or Aircraft) Instructor, as required. -Provide information and resources to individual Instructors in support of the conduct of Customer training. -Conduct periodic Instructor meetings to communicate policies, procedures, and unique Customer training issues. -Evaluate all New-Hire Pilot Instructors at the completion of their Initial Training and qualification phases and certify them as ready to teach the subjects/courses which they are scheduled to instruct. -In conjunction with DOS, continue to ensure that all Pilot Instructors are fully trained and qualified. -Recommend Instructors for special designation Regulatory entities.Mentoring/Managerial Activities: -Interview prospective teammates, evaluate and recommend employment. -Provide project direction(s), set priorities and monitor staff achievement. -Direct and/or facilitate departmental staff meetings. -Complete Performance Appraisal documents (6-month, annual, promotion) and conduct Performance Appraisal conferences with Teammates. -Coordinate departmental personnel matters with Teammate Resources.

Minimum Education

Associate degree (A.A) from a two-year college or technical school preferred.

Minimum Experience

-Ten (10) years of related experience.-Three (3) to four (4) years of management experience.-Minimum of six (6) months’ experience in a teaching/training environment, especially where the material is designed for adults (over 18 years) participants.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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 communicate. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; positioning oneself and taste or smell. Must possess physical range of body motion to perform the following: • Reach, exert pressure and manipulate the rudder controls and/or anti-torque with both feet. • Reach and manipulate numerous controls within the Simulator device from the Instructor's chair. • Enter and exit from the Simulator device via the provided ramp. • Move between the Instructor station, screen and podium while instructing in the classroom. • 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 may work 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.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita