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Maintenance Test Pilot (AH64)


Loyal Source

Maintenance Test Pilot (AH64)
Fort Riley, Kansas
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The AH-64 Maintenance Test Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.


·      Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.

·      Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.

·      Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.

·      Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.

·      Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes.

·      File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes. Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.

·      Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.

·      Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.

·      Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.

·      Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document maintenance test flight completion and discrepancies.

·      Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.

·      Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.

·      As qualified may perform as site safety specialist and/or additional duties safety officer functions.

·      May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls; and may assist with continual improvement initiatives.

·      Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty, to plan and conduct aircraft technical inspections.

·      Understand the fundamentals and inspection techniques of helicopter structural repairs.

·      Perform troubleshooting and analyze electrical/electronic systems. Lectures, demonstrates, and practical exercises in inspection techniques, procedures, performance evaluation, and operational checks on the power plant, structure, and systems of helicopters powertrains.

·      Provide technical guidance to repairs performing aircraft and subsystem maintenance techniques and safety procedures.

·      Maintains technical library, inspect systems, subsystems, and components according to applicable technical publications and checklists before, during and after airplane maintenance and modifications. Annotate records of required maintenance.

·      Evaluate operational readiness of aircraft and recommend corrective action.

·      Inspect crash-damaged aircraft and estimates time, parts and costs to repair.

·      Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies. Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.

·      Performs maintenance trend analysis and apply production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance operations.

·      Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.

·      Perform other qualified duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

·      High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

·      Ten (10) years of aviation maintenance experience is required.

·      1,000 or more hours of total flight time, with at least 300 hours in the same aircraft type and design, and 100 hours in the assigned aircraft. A minimum of 1000 Hours of (PIC) Pilot in Command time.

·      Must be proficient in flying operations of the AH-64 D/E; and have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.

·      Possess a current valid Army Upslip or FAA Class II Medical; and successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.

·      Possess an instrument rating on FAA Commercial Pilot License.

·      Successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.

·      Successfully completed the US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.

·      Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20; must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.

·      Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.

·      Version 6 Qualified is preferred.


Clearance Requirements:

·      Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government (Secret) Clearance.

·      Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization.

About Loyal Source

Loyal Source is an Orlando-based workforce solutions provider dedicated to delivering elite services worldwide, with a focus in government healthcare, technical and support services, engineering, and travel healthcare. Loyal Source provides exceptional custom solutions to both private enterprise and government agencies. Loyal Source is a military friendly employer and proud partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program.

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Loyal Source does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

This contractor and subcontractor abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a)60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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