[Mil] UH-60 MTP – California

Maintenance Test Pilot (UH60) MTP 2000205

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Security Clearance: NAC-I

Job Summary

The Maintenance Test Pilot (UH-60) utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a mission or sortie.
  • File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.
  • Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.
  • 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.
  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
  • Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.
  • Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
  • Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
  • 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.
  • Ferry flights as assigned
  • Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
  • As qualified may perform as site safety specialist (only for the site where the Chief Pilot resides) and/or additional duties safety officer functions.
  • May be designate as a Foreign Object Elimination/Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) Program Administrator.
  • Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty.
  • May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls.
  • May assist with continual improvement initiatives.
  • As qualified may perform Aviation Safety Official duties as directed
  • As qualified may perform Chief or Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated proven and verifiable aviation experience including ethics, ability and professionalism of the highest standards are required for this position.
  • Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.  Must be fluent in the English language.
  • Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.
  • Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.
  • Able to pass flight proficiency examinations required by the customer.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance if required.
  • Must be able to Read, Write and Communicate effectively in English

Experience & Education

  • Completion of high school or equivalent and military flight and applicable training courses are required IAW 95-20
  • At least ten years of aviation maintenance experience required
  • Must be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned.
  • Must possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates; no waivers will be granted.
  • Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.
  • Must have successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
  • Must complete US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
  • Must successfully complete annual flight evaluation conducted IAW AR 95-1 and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual, where (1) Evaluation conducted by an Army/Government Test Flight Evaluator (MTFE) will conduct this evaluation, and (2) When the MDS is not supported by the US Army, the evaluator will be approved by AFMD Director.
  • Chief Pilot qualifications will additionally have three years of experience with flight records management and a working knowledge of the Army STAMIS Flight Records management system.
  • 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.
  • Must possess a valid FAA commercial pilot certificate with instrument ratings.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
  • Must undergo and successfully complete (initially and annually) a flight physical IAW Army Regulation 95-20, service guidance contained in AR 40-501, AR 95-1, and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual.
  • Must undergo and successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.
  • Must possess a current valid Army or FAA Class II Medical Certificate.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
  • May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
  • May be required to lift to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
  • May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.
  • May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.


  • May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.

Aviation / Support  (Full-time)

Job Posting

Jan 13, 2020, 8:32:13 PM

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