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UST Ground and Practical Instructor

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Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Wichita, KS, US, 67206

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 13580




The UST Instructor (Unmanned Systems Training Instructor) is responsible for the delivery and/or development of UST courses via a variety of methodologies (eLearning, traditional instructor-led, practical). The Instructor measures the progress of Client(s), objectively, with the established curriculum and acts as a SME to research and support the development of UST ground, or practical training products by performing the following duties:



Position can be remote with later relocation to Wichita or Nevade

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:    Other duties may be 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 Instructors may be scheduled at varying times and days to support the Customer needs.


  • Deliver training to FlightSafety International clients in accordance with FlightSafety International Instructor Performance Standards via a variety of methodologies (LiveLearning, traditional classroom, hands on training, eLearning, etc.).
  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) processes and procedures.
  • Develop, utilize, maintain and revise ground school, and practical lesson plans and training publications in accordance with FlightSafety International Instructor Performance Standards.
  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) for UST courses.
  • Plan, design and incorporate strategies to encourage active learning, interaction, participation and collaboration.
  • Maintain training material (electronic and various media forms) in a current state at all times.
  • Utilize Customer's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Checklists, etc. during training, when requested or required.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings.
  • Assist in qualifying and maintaining qualifications for UST Instructors


Documentation/Reports Activities:


  • 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 UST PM/DOT/DOS or the Operations Lead any Customer training problems (poor performance, Customer/Instructor conflicts, excessive tardiness, etc.).
  • Report to UST PM/DOT/DOS or Operations Lead any Instructor training problems (poor performance, lack of skills, attitude, knowledge and ability).


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’s materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International’s 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 Systems (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)
  • Work with the courseware development teams, as required, to provide needed SME and/or peer input.



  • Current FAA Part 107 license, required.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ practical experience in maintenance of aviation/UAS/RC (commercial, military, or hobby), required. (MX instructor only)
  • Associate's degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school, preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years commercial, military, or hobby experience in aviation/UAS/RC operation in a variety of settings and scenarios. Equivalency years’ experience substitution must be in related field, required. (Pilot instructor only)
  • Experience teaching / training, preferred.
  • Experience researching, developing, and acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for courseware development, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year experience as an Instructor in Unmanned Systems Training (UST), preferred.
  • Experience delivering online training, hands-on training to included ground school and practical training, preferred.
  • Extensive travel; more than 50%.
  • Probable relocation in near term 2019. Locations: Nevada, Kansas, Texas, or elsewhere.
  • A&P technician certificate, preferred. (MX instructor only)




  • Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive attitude toward training products, new delivery methodologies and the ability to implement these in a timely manner.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to use strategies and techniques that actively engage Clients in the online learning process.
  • Ability to research and improve his/her knowledge of a variety of unmanned products
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Results oriented with a proven ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information or explain procedures, etc. via traditional and distance learning delivery methodologies. 
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and in collaboration with teammates.
  • Ability to communicate with people of various social, cultural, economic and education backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to handle rapid changes in conversation involving difficult questions while teaching a challenging subject.
  • Ability to engage customers/clients on a professional level and establish a dynamic discussion in a challenging training environment.
  • Bilingual, preferred.



  • Tablets, PC/Mac and/or compatible computer with printer
  • Various office equipment.
  • WebEx, Goto Meeting or alternative collaboration platform experience preferred
  • General knowledge of the following software: MS Office, preferred
  • Other software programs may be required, as needed.






FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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