10 May 2023

PSA Airlines | Instructor

Vandalia, OH, United States


Ground Instructor

Work Schedule / Shift: Full-time

(occasional extended periods of time as necessary to support airline operations)

Reports To: Ground Training Supervisor

Relocation: Assistance available

Direct Reports: None

Base: Dayton, OH

Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About Us

Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.

Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.

Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way, which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.

Engaging our employees is extremely important to us, and we seek leaders who inspire, enable, and encourage others to succeed using the PSA Way as their model.

Benefits Summary

PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network

A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks

Medical, Dental & Vision

401k with company match

American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities

Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options

Position Summary

The Ground Training Instructor is responsible training pilots and OCC personnel as assigned by the MGR- Ground Training. The Ground Training Instructor will conduct initial, recurrent, and basic indoctrination.

Job Responsibilities

Planning and efficient scheduling of all Ground Instruction activities.

Developing printed and/or electronic course ware and revising training documents as needed.

Responsible for course-ware development and course content.

Teaching any new curriculum as required to meet the changing training needs of PSA.

Ensures all ground training meets regulatory compliance standards and is properly documented in accordance with the PSA Training Manual.

Provides a point of communication for students before and during Ground Training.

Effectively and positively resolves issues related to hotel, travel, dress code, behavior, etc.

Monitor student progress and intervene with additional training or counseling when needed.

Responsible for making final determination regarding student performance and recommendation for simulator training.

Responsible for maintaining operational effectiveness of IPTs, FTDs, iPads, and VSIM.

Ensures new hire pilots/dispatchers have completed required time verifications, meet company minimums, and properly prepare paperwork necessary for all evaluations.

Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and company.



High school diploma or equivalent

1-2 years of experience as a flight instructor-simulator and/or airplane

If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US.


PSA pilot experience

Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

PSA dispatcher experience

Adult learning classroom instructor experience


To be successful at PSA, you should be:




Engaging Communicator


Results Driven

To be successful in this position, you should be great at:





Communication (verbal and written)

Multi-task projects with time sensitive deadlines

Additional Information

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.

AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requisition ID: 2023-4345

Street: 3330 Terminal Drive


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