||Knowledge & Skills:
• Demonstrated proven and verifiable aviation experience including ethics, ability and professionalism of the highest standards are required for this position.
• Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. Must be fluent in the English language.
• Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.
• Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.
• Able to pass flight proficiency examinations required by the customer.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance if required.
• Must be able to Read, Write and Communicate effectively in English
Experience & Education:
• Completion of high school or equivalent and military flight and applicable training courses are required IAW 95-20
• At least ten years of aviation maintenance experience required
• Must be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned.
• Must possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates; no waivers will be granted.
• Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.
• Must have successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
• Must complete US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
• Must successfully complete annual flight evaluation conducted IAW AR 95-1 and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual, where (1) Evaluation conducted by an Army/Government Test Flight Evaluator (MTFE) will conduct this evaluation, and (2) When the MDS is not supported by the US Army, the evaluator will be approved by AFMD Director.
• Chief Pilot qualifications will additionally have three years of experience with flight records management and a working knowledge of the Army STAMIS Flight Records management system.
• Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.
• Must possess a valid FAA commercial pilot certificate with instrument ratings.
• Must have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
• Must undergo and successfully complete (initially and annually) a flight physical IAW Army Regulation 95-20, service guidance contained in AR 40-501, AR 95-1, and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual.
• Must undergo and successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.
• Must possess a current valid Army or FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
• May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
• May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
• May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
• Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
• Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
• Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
• May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
• May be required to lift to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
• May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.
• May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.
• May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.