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Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19720

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition #7037  Second In Command

Job Description

The Second-In-Command (SIC) – Pilot Simulator is responsible for maintaining currency in assigned programs in order to act as “Second-In-Command” for both internal and external Customer Pilots for Recurrent, Initial or generic training courses within the established training curriculum, by performing the following duties:

  • 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 fields
    • Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate category, class and instrument ratings


    • After Hiring, the SIC 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




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 contributing to Lesson Planning, Current Material and Set-up) 
·         Act as Second-in-Command (SIC) 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.
·         Maintain SIC pilot qualification in accordance with the requirements of the programs to which assigned. (See Certification section) and in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Quality  Management Systems (QMS) processes and procedures.
·         Act as SIC in various types of aircraft for Part 142, Part 135, JAA, and non-FAA clients as required. 
NOTE: Although this position performs no “instructional” duties, it is vital that all certifications are in a state of readiness so that when the Pilot customer is being trained, and/or undergoing competency testing, the testing perimeters are met in accordance with requirements from the regulatory authority(ies) governing the Customer’s training/testing.
Training Standards – Instructor Assistance Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and QMS policies and procedures) 
·         Under direction of the Program Manager, assist Instructor(s) in maintaining training material (various media forms) in a current state. 
·         Under direction of Program Manager, assist Instructor(s) in preparation of the Flight Simulator and/or briefing room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Simulator lesson and/or pre-briefing session. 
·        Familiarize with Customer's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Checklists, and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) during training (or prior to training sessions).
·        Under direction of Program Manager, assist Instructor(s) keeping all publications used in Simulator training current.
·        If career pathing toward instructor certification: Under supervision/guidance of PM/DOT attain FlightSafety International established standards of instructional delivery with corresponding levels of subject knowledge.
The Individual

·         Fluency in English, verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

·         Excellent cockpit verbal communication skills

·         Excellent Crew Resource Management (CRM) skills

·         Ability to interact with various Customers 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.

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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