Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World
Pilots B737 aircraft to transport passengers and cargo. Acts as Second in Command of aircraft and takes over should Pilot in Command become incapacitated. When not flying, monitors all aspects of flight to ensure safety and all aircraft systems for normal operations. Communicates with Air Traffic Control using standard aviation terminology. Reviews maintenance logs, weather reports/forecasts, and Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). Has a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Airman Information Manual (AIM), company Flight Operations Manual (FOM), aircraft manufacturer Flight Crew Operations Manual (FCOM), Flight Crew Training Manual (FCTM), and Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). Computes Performance Data as well as Weight & Balance of the aircraft.
Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:
The work is performed primarily in the cockpit of a B737 aircraft, which is a small, cramped space subject to high noise levels, extreme temperatures, and low humidity. The First Officer may be subject to physical and mental stress caused by in-flight emergencies, flying in inclement weather, exposure to high levels of noise, or other environmental discomforts.
Work is primarily sedentary, with some walking, bending, stretching, climbing, and manipulating controls from a sitting position. Manipulating controls requires a minimum of 40 pounds arm/shoulder strength to twist a steering-wheel left and right, 100 pounds of arm/shoulder strength to push/pull a yoke from mid-arm to full extend and from mid arm to stomach contact, and 130 pounds of leg strength to push rudder pedals with legs from mid-extend to full extend. Lifting, extending and setting up to 30 pounds in a variety of arm/shoulder contortions is required. Corrected vision to 20/20 at near, mid, and far ranges, as well as full color recognition, is required. The ability to hear, correctly interpret, and speak a response to conversation, all in English, with office level background noise, is required.
A First Officer must be able to compartmentalize the stresses of their personal life so that they do not distract from the work. Even routine flight operations require a high degree of focus and concentration; the ability to recall and apply a vast amount of diverse knowledge; the ability to perform, in head without assistance, math calculations up to and including multiplication/division quickly and accurately in real time while traveling hundreds of miles per hour; the ability to remember and initiate checklists at consistent points in flight; the ability to maintain situational awareness of the aircraft’s position, attitude and configuration while being bombarded by a variety of sensory clues; and the ability to evaluate alternative courses of action and pick the best one for the given situation. While typically routine, the work can be punctuated by short periods of extremely high stress due to a myriad of conditions including but not limited to mechanical failure, bad weather, low fuel state, loss of pressurization, in-flight fire, temporary loss of or marginal control, impending ground or aircraft collision, etc. During such periods, the First Officer must be able to evaluate alternatives, prioritize corrective tasks, and take appropriate actions while not succumbing to mental paralysis by fear or sensory overload in a literal “do or die” situation.
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.