22 June 2022

Amentum | Pilot

Fort Polk, LA, United States


Job Summary

The Functional Check Flight Pilot (LUH-72) utilizes flight test techniques to perform functional check flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.

+ Perform FCFs and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.

+ Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a mission or sortie.

+ File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.

+ Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.

+ Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document FCF completion and discrepancies.

+ Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.

+ Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.

+ Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.

+ Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.

+ 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 to perform test on modifications.

+ Deploy when required to support contract requirements when FCFs are anticipated.

+ Ferry flights as assigned

+ Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.

+ As qualified may perform as site safety specialist and/or additional duties safety officer functions.

+ May be designated as a Foreign Object Elimination/Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) Program Administrator.

+ May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls.

+ May assist with continual improvement initiatives.

+ As qualified may perform Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.

+ Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty.

+ Plan and conduct aircraft technical inspections.

+ Inspect power plant hot section, cold section and accessory modules.

+ Operate and inspect pneudraulic systems including landing gear.

+ Understand the fundamentals and inspection techniques of helicopter structural repairs.

+ Perform troubleshooting and analyze electrical/electronic systems.

+ Lectures, demonstrates, and practical exercises in inspection techniques, procedures, performance evaluation, and operational checks on the power plant, structure, and systems of helicopters powertrains.

+ Provide technical guidance to repairs performing aircraft and subsystem maintenance techniques and safety procedures.

+ Maintains technical library, inspect systems, subsystems, and components according to applicable technical publications and checklists before, during and after airplane maintenance and modifications.

+ Check and troubleshoot systems

+ Annotate records of required maintenance.

+ Evaluate operational readiness of aircraft and recommend corrective action.

+ Inspect crash-damaged aircraft and estimates time, parts and costs to repair.

+ Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.

+ Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies.

+ Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance operations.

+ Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

+ High school or equivalent required

+ Minimum PIC Hours, 1000 Hours PIC Required.

+ Shall be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned (LUH-72, EC145).

+ Possess a current valid ARMY or FAA Second Class Medical Certificate.

+ Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates.

+ Shall meet the qualification requirements of AR 95 20.

+ Currency shall be in accordance with AR 95-1.

+ Shall successfully complete annual flight evaluation conducted IAW AR 95 1 and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual (ATM).

+ The Government reserves the right to have Contractor pilots examined at US Army medical facility when deemed necessary.

+ Shall undergo and successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA second class flight physical.

+ Evaluation conducted by An Army/Government Test Flight Evaluator (MTFE).

+ US Citizen

+ Ability to obtain/maintain Security Clearance (NAC-I T1) Public trust

Preferred Qualifications

+ All Contractor pilots shall undergo and successfully complete (initially and annually) a flight physical IAW Army Regulation (AR) 95-20, service guidance contained in AR 40-501, AR 95-1, and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual (ATM).

+ Evaluations shall be conducted by An Army/Government Evaluator (Standardization Instructor Pilots (SP) or Instructor Pilots (IP)).

+ When the Mission Design Series (MDS) is not supported by the US Army, the evaluator will be approved by AFMD Director.

+ Evaluations must meet the requirements of AR 95-1.

+ Contract pilots shall not perform flight duties after receiving treatment, medication, or drugs until properly cleared by a designated medical examiner.

Knowledge & Skills

+ Demonstrated proven and verifiable aviation experience including ethics, ability and professionalism of the highest standards are required for this position.

+ Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. Must be fluent in the English language.

+ Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.

+ Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

+ May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.

+ May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.

+ May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.

+ Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.

+ Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.

+ Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.

+ May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.

+ May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift up to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.

+ May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.

+ May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.


+ May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.
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