***THIS POSITION IS IN AFGHANISTAN AND OFFERS A ROTATIONAL SCHEDULE***
Leidos is seeking a MI-17 Crew Chief (CE) / Flight Instructor (FI) that will be providing ground and in-flight training/instruction to the host nation Non-Rated Crewmembers (NRCM). This is an MI-17 aircrew training program. All training will be conducted to U.S. Army standards and operations will be limited to training within the scope of the contract. The candidate will work and travel in between customer sites as needed. Customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
The MI-17 Crew Chief / Flight Instructor will be required to travel, live and work in austere and hostile conditions throughout assigned areas in Afghanistan and will be required to wear approximately 35 lbs. of body armor and aviation life support equipment during the performance of flying duties.
The selected candidate must have past or current FAA or FAA equivalent designation as a Crew Chief and/or Flight Engineer in the applicable aircraft and have 150 hours of experience in performing duties for operational, ferry, and support flights. Must possess a military medical or FAA Class II certificate and be able to meet applicable physical and physiological minimum requirements for the applicable aircraft. Flight duties may include ferry flight, training, maintenance support or a variety of missions.
Essential Duties (include, but are not limited to):
- Perform duties as a MI-17 Crew Chief (CE)/Flight Instructor (FI).
- Conduct MI-17 NRCM Readiness Level (RL) progression training, D/N/NG.
- Instruct, train, and qualify NRCMs on M240 aerial gunnery.
- Provide classroom, ground, and in-flight training and instruction.
- Maintain aircrew student records, rosters, and trackers.
- Additional tasks may also be required to be performed as assigned by the lead pilot and company management
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience; additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
DoD Transition School for MI-17 (or FAA/EASA/ICAO approved flight training and certification)
Minimum 150 hours of experience as a US Military flight mechanic/crew chief
Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate
Must have an active NACI clearance with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
Ability to work well with peers in stressful conditions and close living quarters
Copies of all relevant certifications will be required
As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
Must be able to pass/qualify all CENTCOM CRC medical and training requirements
Active passport with a minimum of 12 months before expiration prior to start date
Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date
Completion of Customer required International Readiness Certifications prior to deployment
Failure to complete any of these actions within 60 days of accept will result in rescinding of the offer If the candidate is unable to pass the medical screening after the start date and prior to deployment an immediate administrative termination will be requested.
500 hours US Military Crew Chief/Flight Engineer in rotary wing aircraft
Previous NVG qualification
200 hours of Flight Instructor experience
Previous experience in Afghanistan
Previous experience instructing foreign non-rated crew members