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Ground/Simulator Instructor

Requisition 21638

Location: Carlsbad LC  Carlsbad , California 92009 , United States (US)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are essential to the successful and satisfactory performance of this job. Other duties may be assigned.

The Ground/Simulator Instructor is responsible for the accomplishment of pilot ground school training and ground-based simulator training conducted for Clients receiving Initial, Recurrent or generic training courses and objectively measures the training progress of Clients within the established curriculum.

Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Deliver training to FlightSafety International clients in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Professional Instructor Handbook.

Develop, utilize, maintain and revise lesson plans and Pilot Training publications in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Professional Instructor Handbook when applicable.

Complete and revise course syllabi and Expanded Instructor Action Guides (EIAGs) as delegated.

Keep current all certificates, ratings and designations required to perform duties as an Instructor.

Deliver training to FlightSafety International Clients in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Professional Instructor Handbook.

Perform administrative and recordkeeping duties relative to training. Report any Client training concerns to the Director of Training (DOT).

Interact with Simulator technicians concerning all Simulator functions and malfunctions during training and document accordingly.

Adhere to a required work schedule, including prompt and regular attendance.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

For All Ground/Simulator Instructors:

Must be able and willing to participate in FlightSafety’s DOT Drug & Alcohol testing program.

For a US based FAA instructor:


An unrestricted ATP certificate, or an ICAO member state Airline Transport Pilot License*

Must have five (5) years of related experience.

*If no ATP, must meet the requirements of:

- 14 CFR part 61.153

- 14 CFR part 61.64 without a Supervised Operating Experience (SOE) limitation.


Basic computer proficiency – Microsoft Office and other internet based programs

A minimum of one unrestricted PIC type rating;

FAR Part 135, FAR Part 121, or military training experience;

2,500 hours of total flight time

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Accountability - Shows up to work as scheduled, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meets productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules. Accepts full responsibility for quality of work, both independent and team projects.

Communication - Conveys ideas and facts verbally and in writing by presenting information clearly, concisely, politely and professionally to all appropriate parties while listening carefully to others to ensure information is understood.

Approachability - Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions. Does the right thing, even when it is difficult or not recognized. Does not yield to pressure to show bias or manipulate others.

Organizational Awareness - Knows the organization’s mission and how it’s social, political and technological systems work and operate effectively within them. Understands how programs, policies, procedures, rules and regulations drive and impact the work and objective of the organization.

Teamwork - Cooperates and collaborates with all teammates to achieve common goals by sharing information or expertise; working together to solve problems in a positive manner while valuing the contributions of others.

Adaptability - Quickly modifies behavior to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment. Approaches change as opportunities for learning and development.

Customer Focus - Builds and maintains customer satisfaction by; assessing their needs, provide accurate information or assistance, resolves their problems or works to exceed their expectations in a courteous manner. Strives to continually enhance the service experience.

Detail Oriented - Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks by checking work to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Initiative - Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations. Strives to increase instructor qualifications to maximize utility within the program.

Presentation Skills - Through the use of well-developed techniques and skills, is able to present information clearly and effectively to a group.

Time Management - Demonstrates the ability to plan and control how the hours of the day are spent to maximize personal efficiency in accomplishing set goals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met

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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 objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and communicate The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; positioning oneself and taste or smell.

Must possess physical range of body motion to perform the following:

• Reach, exert pressure and manipulate the rudder controls and/or anti-torque with both feet.

• Reach and manipulate numerous controls within the Simulator device from the Instructor's chair.

• Enter and exit from the Simulator device via the provided ramp.

• Move between the Instructor station, screen and podium while instructing in the classroom.

• Exit from malfunctioned Simulator while the device is in a severely pitched attitude.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee may works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Salary Range
$40,000.00 - 81,000.00
per Year
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Carlsbad, CA 92009, US