Lead Technician

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 Lead Technician provides leadership and guidance to the Simulator Support Technicians assigned to them to maintain and/or repair Flight Training Devices (FTDs) in accordance with Regulatory Authority requirements and Company standards.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Lead Technician performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; provides leadership and guidance to simulator technicians; focuses on complex issues.
  • Perform standard Simulator support activities
  • Perform configuration changes to Simulators and FTDs, evaluate and confirm proper post- change operation.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, repair or replace most of the Simulator and FTD electrical and sub system components and most hydraulic system components with little to no assistance.
  • Exercise judgment and independence in determining solutions to maintenance and repair problems.
  • Ensure that maintenance actions result in the most cost efficient manner of execution.
  • Exhibit understanding of the representative aircraft systems that support the Simulator cockpit indications. Exhibit advanced knowledge of specific aircraft systems.
  • Recognize training critical issues and act accordingly.
  • Monitor Simulators; performance and condition to ensure that equipment continues in compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Able to accomplish scheduled portions of the Qualification Test Guide; check and mark test results; and participate in recertification procedures for the FAA.
  • Monitor Simulators performance and condition to ensure compliance with governmental regulations
  • Demonstrate familiarity with governing regulations for the proper operation of all FTDs, the facility, and the safe employment of personnel.
  • Initiate or assist users in the preparation of a Simulator Discrepancy Report
  • Read and interpret technical drawings
  • Use test equipment, support equipment and tools used on flight simulators, graphical flight simulators and associated electronics devices
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the advanced operating principles of simulator and FTD subsystems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all Simulator Support, Quality Operating Procedures, and related documentation.
  • Make recommendations concerning needed parts, acquisitions, or other material used for FTD repair and support.
  • Report any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building as per company Safety Management System directive.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Learning Center daily department operations and applicable procedures

Minimum Education

  • Associates degree in electronics from a college or completion of a civilian/military electronics technical school preferred

Minimum Experience

  • Seven years experience, including electronics technology, avionics or related civilian/military technology; or equivalent direct support of full flight simulators and/or FTDs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Accountability, Meets productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules. Accepts full responsibility for quality of work.
  • Communication, Conveys ideas and facts by presenting information clearly and professionally while listening carefully to ensure information is understood.
  • Approachability, Earns trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism.
  • Teamwork, Cooperates and collaborates with all employees to achieve common goals.
  • Analytical Thinking, Efficiently and accurately dissects problems and information and uses logic and judgment to evaluate alternatives and develop solutions.
  • Detail Oriented, Pursues quality in task accomplishment by checking work to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Initiative, Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve high standards.
  • Safety Awareness, Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee and/or client safety; upholds safety standards.
  • Self-Motivated and Results-oriented, with a high drive to achieve objectives and standards with little supervision or direction.
  • Technical Aptitude, Displays the capability to relate to a specific field of activity which requires a particular skill or specialized knowledge.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to view monitors, technical documents, and reference material. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

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.