Simulator MX Technician II

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 Maintenance Technician II is responsible for analyzing malfunctions and performing repair, calibration, inspection, overhaul, modification, re-programming, maintenance support and operation of simulators, trainers, computers and digital image visual systems.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform all inspections of trainers.
  • Repair KC-46 ATS Aircrew Training Devices (ATD) and related equipment.
  • Operate ATDs at all aircrew/instructor positions to evaluate operation of all systems.
  • Analyze/repair discrepancies noted during preflight or reported by instructors/aircrew.
  • Visually inspect complete simulator device (computer and peripheral) for loose connections, leaks, and defective components.
  • Accomplish preventive maintenance functions on a continuous basis and replace defective components, as required.
  • Perform overhaul of components, as necessary.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities to achieve maximum utilization of trainers.
  • Trouble-shoot malfunctions and isolate defective systems.
  • Repair, replace, calibrate, adjust, and modify trainer/computer components.
  • Bench-check unserviceable units and determine need for adjustment or disassembly.
  • Disassemble trainer assemblies, detect faulty parts, and replace faulty parts with new or locally manufactured parts, and then reinstall required equipment.
  • Install redesigned or additional components, reroute existing wires or add new wiring circuits, make program changes, and load program into the computers.
  • Perform final calibration and functional tests.

Minimum Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent and completion of a civilian or military basic electronics program are required.
  • BSEE or BSME degree is highly desired.

Minimum Experience

  • Three to five years experience as a Flight Simulator Technician or equivalent is desired, with a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex non-routine problems. 
  • Experience should include component level test and repair of microprocessor-controlled equipment. 
  • Experience should include component level test and repair of microprocessor-controlled equipment and working knowledge of UNIX and FORTRAN languages.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Morally and ethically influence others to successfully achieve program goals.
  • Fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Display excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision and in conjunction with other personnel.
  • Display ability to exercise good judgment and to assume responsibility for accuracy and completeness of work.
  • Display ability to repair, overhaul, rebuild, align, and adjust complete multi-systems.
  • Demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of all major units of the complete multi-system to achieve operating specifications.
  • Successfully determine proper sequence of operations and start point for sequential operations, in order, to pinpoint areas of malfunction.
  • Possess and maintain extensive practical knowledge of the theories and practices of electronic circuits, computer theory, hydraulic or pneumatic control and power systems, and many other areas covering a wide range of system applications.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of mathematics, including trigonometry, to calculate power relation ships, signal phasing, etc.
  • Display ability to interpret drawings for multi-system complexes.
  • Identify and isolate malfunctions of complete multiple integrated systems and determine the methods of repair.
  • Currently possess, or demonstrate the ability to obtain, a SECRET clearance.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the teammate is regularly required to sit, use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The teammate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The teammate must have close and distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually 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.