11 July 2024

CAE USA INC | Chief Pilot

Virtual, United States


About This Role

Who We Are:

+ CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers’ training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency, and readiness.

+ CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE’s Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.

+ CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity, and OneCAE make us who we are, and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

What We Have to Offer:

+ Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance.

+ A work environment where all employees are valued, respected, and safe.

+ Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take the initiative and make decisions.

+ Recognition, professional development, advancement, and having fun!


The IFT-R Chief Pilot will work directly for the Program Manager and be responsible for directing live flight and simulator operations associated with student pilot training in the Bell 505 helicopter in support of the contract task order. The Chief Pilot will be the Subject Matter Expert for all instruction provided under the existing syllabus of instruction (e.g., aircraft, classroom, simulator, or practical environments as required, curriculum/courseware development). The Chief Pilot must understand the Federal Aviation Administration Part 61 and 91 flight instruction criteria. The Chief Pilot will perform quality assurance, end-of-phase, IP annual checkrides, and fill in as needed to backfill IP absences. The Chief Pilot will ensure the standardization of all cadre members. The Chief Pilot will maintain all personnel flight records and make available for government and innate QA inspections. The Chief Pilot will ensure a safe and secure work environment and that all cadre members follow the applicable SOP and regulatory guidance. The Chief Pilot will function as the Deputy Program Manager in the Program Manager’s absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

+ Direct live flight, simulator, and academic training.

+ Perform duties as Instructor Pilot and conduct training development as required.

+ Perform IFT-R program Quality Assurance duties as required.

+ Interface with appropriate program members, customers, external organizations, and CAE USA staff to proactively identify and address issues that will hinder successful mission completion.

+ Interface with various departments, management, and staff to identify and execute process improvement opportunities.

+ Conduct business in strict compliance with all corporate policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations.

+ Serve as the Deputy Program Manager as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* Minimum 3000 hours total time (of which 2500 hours minimum in rotary-wing aircraft). * Minimum of 1000 hours of dual instruction given. * FAA Commercial/Instrument Rotary Pilot’s License. * FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) including Instrument Rotary-Wing (CFII).

+ Must currently hold the above ratings in all these categories or be able to obtain such by the hire date.

+ Must be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Class II Flight Medical Certificate.

+ Bachelor’s degree preferred.

* Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word.

+ Must be able to deliver oral presentations to management and customers effectively.

+ Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

+ Must be able to work overtime as required.

+ Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required.

+ Understanding of military protocols, and customs and courtesies is essential.

+ Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

+ FAA Commercial Rotary Pilot’s License rating and Certificated Flight Instructor/Instrument Rotary, or can readily obtain through a military competency process with the FAA.

Security Responsibilities

Must comply with all company security and data protection/usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for properly marking and handling all information and materials in any form. Shall not divulge any information or afford access to other employees who do not have a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside the company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically in company-provided resources.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

* Domestic and international travel as required. * Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit. * Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top of or under machinery. * Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the functioning of simulators and their surrounding environment. * Work in a regular office environment; communicate via a personal computer, telephone, and fax. * Will be working in areas with a risk of electrical shock from moving mechanical parts driven by hydraulics under high pressure. * Will, at times, be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, and loud noises.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf) .

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or, in any other manner, discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As “One CAE,” we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at rh-hr@cae.com .

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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