19 July 2022

Parkwater Aviation | Instructor

United States
Flight Instructor

Felts Field (KSFF), Spokane, WA

Full-time, Salaried, Exempt.

Parkwater Aviation provides the highest level of pilot and mechanic training for the Kodiak 100 aircraft in initial, recurrent, transition, differences, and specialty training. We strive to prepare Kodiak pilots to operate their aircraft effectively and safely in a wide variety of environments and situations. Our instructors have extensive knowledge in flight and maintenance roles including thousands of hours of flight and instructional experience.

Essential Functions

Instructs in the classroom (in person or online), simulator, and aircraft in subjects as assigned, including but not limited to aircraft systems, normal and emergency procedures, and aeronautical decision-making

Teaches assigned courses to the completion standards outlined in company’s training curriculum

Conducts pre and post flight briefings and delivers evaluation feedback to ensure quality comprehensive learning has occurred

Identifies client training issues and works with supervisor for resolution

Administers and evaluates written exams

Manages the execution of the training environment using presentation media and required reference materials

Acts as a subject matter expert in curriculum/courseware
Completes accurate client-specific training records
Assists with curriculum development and courseware updates

Supports the department’s continuous improvement efforts
Attends all internal and external meetings as assigned
Reports any discrepancies, concerns, non-compliance, regulatory issues that occur with the simulator and courseware

Complies with all company policies
Keeps apprised of applicable regulations and advisory notices
Prepares and performs specific duties or projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Instructional experience
Customer service and quality mindset
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Ability to identify client concerns during ground or flight courseware and provide recommendations

Ability to work as a team player with strong and positive interpersonal skills

Strong written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail and accuracy
Technical writing skills
Maintain required currency and proficiency in the aircraft
Maintain required certifications, including medical

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (or 4-6 years rel. experience)
Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (or minimum of 3 years rel. experience)

Turboprop operational experience
FAA Commercial Pilot – ASEL with Instrument Rating

Current FAA Medical Certificate or equivalent
Certified CFI Flight Instructor or equivalent
Certified CFII Flight Instructor – Instrument

Work Environment/Conditions

This job operates in numerous environments including but not limited to an office, classroom, aviation hangar, simulator bay and aircraft cockpit. This role routinely uses standard office and aviation equipment and tools.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit, and type. This position will frequently stand, walk, and navigate stairs, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. This position is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. The employee may work near moving mechanical parts; in high precarious places; be exposed to extreme weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.