***THIS POSITION IS IN AFGHANISTAN AND OFFERS A 60/60 ROTATIONAL SCHEDULE***
Leidos is currently seeking an MD-530 Maintenance Test Pilot/Aviation Safety Officer (ASO), that will work and travel in between customer sites as needed. Customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) duties include, but are not limited to:
Flight readiness inspections and completing maintenance forms and aircraft log books.
Flight tests the applicable aircraft to determine that the airframe, power plant, accessories and items of equipment are functioning IAW predetermined requirements.
Performs maintenance operational checks of aircraft on the ground through engine run-up, aircraft taxiing or use of auxiliary power or testing equipment, to assure that aircraft systems or components disturbed during an inspection or maintenance action have been repaired, reassembled or adjusted satisfactorily.
Performs general maintenance operational test flights and/or functional check flights to prove the airworthiness of the complete aircraft.
Performs limited test flights when it is necessary to prove proper functioning of specific items/components.
After each test flight, performs visual inspection.to the extent necessary to ensure that deficiencies developed as a result of the test flight are detected and corrected before the aircraft is released for further flight.
Performs required training/evaluation of program assigned MTP's.
Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) duties include, but are not limited to:
Manages/administers the safety program and assists in the execution of the safety program.
Advises the senior management on all aviation and ground safety issues.
Functions as the safety subject matter expert.
Monitors safety-related programs, including: flight and ground operations, hazard analysis, risk assessment, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention program, and crew endurance.
Ensures maintenance and flight practices are in compliance with contract and AR 95-20 procedures
Coordinate and lead flight safety and quarterly safety council meetings
Conduct accident and incident investigation and reporting
Conduct periodic safety audits and inspections
Review and maintain the program's Mishap Response Plan
Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives.
Completes required documentation IAW the applicable references.
Interfaces with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel.
Has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the function.
Bachelor's Degree preferred (experience may be substituted in lieu of Degree) with 8 years of related experience
Must have past or current designation as a Pilot/Aircraft Commander in the applicable aircraft and have 1500 hours (to include 200 hours as Maintenance Pilot) of experience in performing duties for Maintenance Test flights.
Must possess appropriate FAA Certificate and military medical or FAA Class II Medical Certificate and be able to meet applicable physical and physiological minimum requirements for the applicable aircraft.
Candidate must have experience with MD-500 Series aircraft
Minimum 4 years as Maintenance Test Pilot
Candidate must have an active NACI with the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
DoD Pilot Training Certificates, DoD Transition School for applicable aircraft and/or FAA/EASA/ICAO approved flight training and certification
Graduate of a Military Aviation Safety Program (preferably the US Army Aviation Safety Course)
Must have 5 years of experience as an Aviation Safety Officer
As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
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.