CH-47F Maintenance Test Pilot
- Job Category: Military Specific Occupations
- Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
- Clearance: Not Applicable
- Shift: Day Job
- Req ID: PIN00109
The Aircraft Maintenance Test Pilot Utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.
Perform test flights and demonstrate aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight, and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
Run-up aircraft for alert status, as required, as well as perform launch and recovery operations for host nation flights.
Deploy in country, when required, to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes. Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.
Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with a significant choice of methods.
Retains the authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.
Direct interface with the PM, TL, PC, QC, and RSLFAC MTPs.
Responsible for flight safety, crew member currency, disposition of final MTF status ensuring aircraft airworthiness is validated.
1,000 hours of pilot in command time and have at least 300 hours in the same aircraft type and design (CH-47F).
Experience in CH-47 phase or RESET management.
Graduate of a US Military aviation maintenance test pilot course or civilian equivalent training and experience.
Demonstrated past performance and experience in maintenance on CH-47 Aircraft.
Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft-related documentation.
Proficient in MS Office software.
Professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.
Possess a valid issued driver’s license.
Successfully pass an overseas deployment physical upon hire.
Class II Flight Physical required.
High school diploma.
Graduate of US Military Maintenance Test Pilot course, meeting all AR 95-2 requirements.
US Citizenship required.
Five (5) years' experience as an Aviation Maintenance Test Pilot, including GMTF, DARRT and BDAR experience in an operational unit.
300 MTP hours in CH47F or similar MDS.
Battalion Level Maintenance Officer experience (BAMO)
Bachelors degree or higher or 10 years as an MTP is equivalent.
US Military or civilian equivalent rotary-wing aviation Technical Inspector experience,