31 May 2024

CAE USA INC | Instructor

United States


About This Role


Instructor Pilots provide advanced AH-64D/E flight instruction to student pilots in accordance with the Army Aircrew Training Manual. Instructor Pilots will have IP experience at the company level or above. Classes are conducted in day and night with shifts that start as early as 5am and end after midnight. The training is conducted at Fort Rucker, Alabama and includes both US Army students as well as a contingent of multinational students. Instruction includes advanced flight tasks, advanced navigation, terrain flight techniques, tactics, techniques and procedures, and instrument training. Flight instruction includes contact, instruments; weapons gunnery; night systems under day, night and night vision goggle modes of flight.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

+ Instructs and provides performance evaluations of students in classroom, in flight, and simulator training

+ Conducts pre-flight and in-flight briefings, and post-flight After Action Reviews

+ Conducts end of stage check rides

Qualifications and Education Requirements

+ High School Graduate required – Associate or Bachelor Degree desired

+ Graduate of the U.S. Army AH-64D/E Instructor Pilot and Methods of Instruction course

+ 5+ years as an aviator required with last AH-64D/E flight within the last 12 months. (Currency or refresher training may be provided as needed)

+ Minimum of 1000 hours as pilot in the AH-64D/E

+ Minimum of 250 hours as Instructor Pilot in the AH-64D/E

+ Fundamentally computer literate to include (but not limited to) using a personal computer, performing word processing, performing database input, access electronic publications, accessing the world wide web, briefing and debriefing software, and filling out electronic forms and grade sheets.

+ Ability to support periodic travel

+ Must be familiar with the operation of a military flight training base

+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required

+ Must be able to work overtime as required

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

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

+ Must have and maintain a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) second-class Medical Certificate through the duration of the contract or, if a member of the National Guard or Reserves, an Army Class 2 Flight Duty Medical Exam (FDME).

Language Skills

Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex aviation word and technical documents/diagrams.

Mathematical Skills

Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. An ability to interpret student requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is essential.

Security Responsibilities

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

+ Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment

+ Work in a regular office environment; communicate via personal computer, telephone and fax

+ Will be working in areas with 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 consistent with an aviation facility to include flight line operations

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

+ Domestic 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 or under training devices.

+ Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the surrounding environment

+ Must be able to distinguish colors

Other Duties

Please note 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 EEO is the Law poster (http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.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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