18 September 2022

Flight Safety International | First Officer

Moonachie, NJ, United States


About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Simulator Second in Command, Level I– Pilot Simulator is responsible for maintaining currency in assigned programs in order to act as “Second-In-Command” for both internal and external Customer Pilots for Recurrent, Initial or generic training courses within the established training curriculum, by performing the following duties below.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Training Standards – Instructor Assistance Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and QMS policies and procedures)

Under the direction of the Program Manager, assist the appropriate Instructor(s) in maintaining all training material (various media forms) in a current state at all times.

Attend pre-briefings and post-briefings before and after each Simulator event as requested.

Under the direction of the Program Manager, assist the appropriate Instructor(s) in the preparation of the Flight Simulator and/or briefing room no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Simulator lesson and/or pre-briefing session.

Familiarize self with Customer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Checklists, and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) during training (or prior to training sessions, if possible), so that during training/testing can perform as a competent SIC in support of the Customer’s actions.

Under the direction of the Program Manager, assist the appropriate Instructor(s) in keeping all publications used in Simulator training current.

Attend scheduled Instructor meetings in order to be up-to-date with training environment.

If career pathing toward instructor certification: Under supervision/guidance of PM/DOT attain FlightSafety International established standards of instructional delivery with corresponding levels of subject knowledge.

Daily Responsibilities:

Maintain FlightSafety International’s commitment to Customer satisfaction while performing job duties.

Interact within a cooperative environment through beneficial behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other employees and departments.

Accountable for the security of FlightSafety International materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International products.

Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.

Adhere to a required work schedule including prompt and regular attendance.

Report, on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to appropriate person(s) for correction.

Participate in the Quality Management System (QMS) activities at assigned site and adhere to the processes related to accomplishing the site’s QMS goals.

Support FlightSafety International’s, and its subsidiaries’, commitment to ethical behavior by basing our priorities on lawful and ethical conduct as we deal with co-workers, Customers, vendors and others in all our operations. (See Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Prioritize workflow on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

Attend, facilitate and/or research training to increase skills applicable to job position and workplace issues

Travel in conjunction with assigned duties, if required

Assist Subject Matter Experts if so assigned

Additional projects could include QMS Auditing, Center Inventory, Aircraft Manual Updates, etc., according to scheduling duties as decided by the PM or Director of Training (DOT).

Other duties may be assigned by the Program Manager

Minimum Education

High school diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency (G.E.D. – demonstrated satisfactory performance in the General Educational Development Testing Program) with two to three (2-3) years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Experience

Prior to SIC duties: the applicant for SIC must have the following certificates in his/her possession prior to the start of an assignment as a SIC;

Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate category, class and instrument ratings; minimum of 450 hours

After hiring, the SIC must complete the following:

In-Processing and Orientation, as documented in the Instructor Training File (ITF)

General and Administrative Training

Aircraft-Specific Ground and Simulator Training

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Certificates, Licenses or Registrations:

See above for Certifications required.

Valid Driver’s License, where applicable.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write.

Excellent cockpit verbal communication skills.

Ability to interact with various Customers in a professional manner.

Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations.

A second language may be required in some Learning Centers to meet particular needs.

Equipment Knowledge and Skills:

PC and/or compatible computer with printer

Various office equipment: FAX, Copier, and Multi-line Telephone

Software Knowledge and Skills:

General knowledge of the following software: MS Office; MS Access, preferred

Other software programs may be required, as needed.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to do the following: stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and have taste & smell.

Must possess physical range of body motion to perform the following:

Reach/exert pressure and manipulate the rudder controls and/or anti-torque with both feet.

Reach and manipulate numerous controls within the Simulator device.

Enter and exit from the Simulator device via the provided ramp.

Exit from malfunctioned Simulator while the device is in a severely pitched attitude.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


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