Cirrus Aircraft

Simulator Technician Group Leader

Knoxville, TN, US
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Aug 03, 2017
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The SF50 Simulator Technician Group Leader will serve as the direct custodian of the Cirrus SF50 simulator fleet. As the direct custodian of the Cirrus SF50 Simulator fleet, he/she is responsible for the training readiness, regulatory tracking requirements and general condition of the flight simulators and supporting systems. The SF50 Simulator Technician will conduct daily simulator preflight checks, daily power-up and power-down, simulator training event support, and real time troubleshooting of the devices. As the direct representative of the Cirrus flight simulator fleet, the SF50 Simulator Technician Group Leader will act as direct operational liaison with the simulator manufacturer and associated flight simulation device support vendors. The SF50 Simulator Technician Group Leader will be instrumental in developing and maintaining compliance with the National Simulator Program (NSP) and the Federal Aviation Administration for Part 142 Training Center development and operations. The SF50 Simulator Technician Group Leader will be available during normal business hours, as well as 24/7 via mobile device. Secondarily, they will provide feedback and innovation to the overall SF50 training program. Supervisory Responsibility: • Simulator Technician Job

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

• Provide excellent and professional service for our customers and employees through management of the SF50 simulator fleet

• Ensure simulator training readiness

• Track all simulator use including required maintenance schedules

• Record and monitor simulator flight and Hobbs times to ensure accuracy and timeliness of simulator time logging. Provide regular reporting to the flight operations department

• Monitor Training Restrictions on simulators to include minimum equipment requirement for training

• Conduct periodic spot checks to ensure quality maintenance, and preventative maintenance are effective

• Maintain the simulator fleet in accordance all regulatory directives

• Manage personnel scheduling and time sheets

• Liaise with the Flight Training team for simulator usage and scheduling with customers or internal training

• Be instrumental in the development of the 14 CFR Part 142 training center requirements and management for all simulator operations

• Generate simulator readiness reports

• Maintain a simulator “squawk” file and develop and manage the simulator minimum equipment requirements

• Report any simulator faults which affect training readiness to flight operations

• Ensure a timely “get well” plan for any unscheduled simulator maintenance

• Maintain general cleanliness of the simulator areas

• Troubleshoot simulator faults and malfunctions and perform maintenance to the simulator fleet where required

• Develop and manage the simulator fleet spare parts inventory

• Liaise with the simulator manufacturer for any required simulator updates, parts, or required scheduled or unscheduled maintenance

• Coordinate with the flight training department on simulator training schedules

• Support any flight simulator demonstration events

• Generate monthly reports on simulator fleet and internal/external and customer simulator activity

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

Education and/or Experience:

• 2 year technical degree or higher

• 2 years leading technical staff

• 5 years direct simulator experience preferred

• 4 year electrical/mechanical or equivalent engineering degree preferred

• Prior civilian or military aircraft flight simulation development or technician experience preferred

• Graduate from a simulator manufacturer operations training program

• Customer service experience essential