[Mil] UH-1 Crew Chief/Flight Engineer Instructor – Iraq 

Crew Chief/ Flight Engineer RW UH-1 (SI) WASS – Iraq – 11571

SUMMARY: Participate as a non-rated crew member on approved missions flown in support of an OCONUS US Government contract as instructor for Non-Rated Crew members Standardization. Responsible for accomplishing all required Load Master (non-rated crew member) duties in accordance with policies and procedures. Perform duties under the supervision of the Pilot-Command to include but are not limited to, aircraft configuration changes to support alternate missions, aircraft cargo, personnel loading and unloading operations and passenger safety briefings.


  • Perform non-rated crew member duties in accordance with aircrew training program requirements. – Plan and perform airdrop operations.
  • Provided Standardization over sight and guidance IAW DoS INL/A’s policies, procedures and the Aircrew Training Program.
  • Conducts non-rated-rated crewmember training and evaluations.
  • Trains, evaluates, and documents the performance of non-rated aircrew members, and develops individual flight training plans in support of the organizations mission and ATP.
  • Plan and perform loading and unloading activities, compute the center-of-gravity position and ensure it is within prescribed limits at all times.
  • Ensure the cargo compartment is properly configured for each mission.
  • Verify and maintain a manifest for cargo and/or personnel.
  • Supervise and participate in loading/unloading operations.
  • Ensure cargo and passengers are properly restrained.
  • Confirm security of cargo and passengers as necessary.
  • Supervise passengers during routine and emergency operations.
  • Report any malfunction, maintenance or safety concern to the Pilot-in-Command.
  • Perform emergency procedure actions as required by applicable directives and/or the Pilot-in-Command.
  • Perform aircraft servicing duties including fueling operations, aircraft configuration changes as required.
  • Position requires a U.S. Department of State Secret Clearance
  • Perform routine OCONUS travel and within CONUS travel as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics License


  • Graduate of the US Army Flight Instructor Course or equivalent desired.



  • Night Vision Goggle (NVG) qualified and 150 hours of NVG experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years as a licensed A&P aircraft mechanic with experience on helicopter and associated sub systems.
  • Minimum of 650 total rotary wing flight hours.
  • Minimum two (2) years crew chief and mechanic experience on rotary wing aircraft.
  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics License.
  • Current FAA Class III Medical Certificate.
  • Two (2) years experience as a aircrew Instructor.


  • 5 years experience with UH-1, CH-46/CH-47, S-61/H3 or MD-530 series aircraft.
  • Combat experience and previous exposure to operations in Iraq or Afghanistan highly desired.
  • Previous experience with the M-4, Glock 19, M-249, and GAU-17 desired.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Focus on Results – Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.
  2. Communications – Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.
  3. Teamwork – Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.
  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making – Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.
  5. Initiative & Innovation – Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.
  6. Interpersonal Relationships – Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.
  7. Quality & Safety – Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.
  8. Continuous Improvement – Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.
  9. Training & Development – Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.
  10. Integrity – Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.
  11. Performance Management – Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model.
  12. Expense Management – Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.
  13. Leadership – Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Source: Job Description – Crew Chief/ Flight Engineer RW UH-1 (SI) WASS – Iraq (11571)

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