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Army National Guard Units FLIGHT ENGINEER(INSTRUCTOR) in Westfield, Massachusetts

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a FLIGHT ENGINEER(INSTRUCTOR), Position Description Number PDD0606000 and is part of the MA ARNG AASF 2, National Guard. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: MAJ Geoffrey Leonard at (339)202-8902. Responsibilities (1) Serves as instructor/flight examiner in an HH-60 and/or UH-72providing instruction, evaluation and examination on ground and operational training flights to develop and upgrade skills of aircrew members. Applying knowledge of the full range of aircrew duties and responsibilities, methods of instruction and requirements of the program, performs standardization. currency, instrument, proficiency, tactical, emergency and special tasks evaluation flights. Ensures prescribed programs of instruction for aircrew training is adequately covered in terms of course content, coverage, and scope of material presented. Adapts instruction to proficiency level of individuals being rated. Performs the following typical tasks: Assesses newly assigned individuals' level of experience and training through review of training records and/or proficiency flight evaluation to determine proficiency and skill status. Plans and conducts aircrew training program. Prepares formal course outlines. Schedules and conducts initial, refresher and continuing training, (including ground and flight instruction, procedures training). Provides training on in-flight planning and coordination responsibilities, operating principles and characteristics of major aircraft systems; aircraft parameters, operational/mission requirements, equipment systems operation/and troubleshooting, proper and correct methods of performing aircrew duties, e.g., use of aircraft performance charts, computation and aircraft weight and balance, techniques of aircraft internal loading, forms and records completion, arm and hand signals, ground handling of aircraft, use of ground equipment, techniques of normal and rapid (hot) refueling, armament rearming, passenger briefing, sling(external) loads, hoist operations, observer duties, and emergency procedures. Administers evaluation and determines examinees proficiency to perform duties as a crew member. Performs a variety of administrative functions associated with administration of the enlisted aircrew training program. Ensures all necessary course materials and training aids are available, technical and related publications are current, keeping crew members informed of pertinent changes. (2) May perform duties of Flight Engineer which includes utilizing a knowiedge of major aircraft systems associated with heavy multiengine aircraft. The interrelationships among these systems and capabilities of the aircraft. Incumbent provides assistance to the pilot in preflight planning, monitoring adherence to flight plan, and operating alrcraft engines and a wide variety of aircraft control systems, e.g., engine, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, fire suppression, environmental, pressurization throughout the flight. Incumbent inspects condition and readiness of aircraft, accompanies pilots on preflight/in-flight inspections and aircraft test flights and operational checks. Operates and monitors aircraft control devices and indicators. Determines and monitors factors and data affecting performance of aircraft, such as temperature, altitude, humidity, field conditions, configuration and weight of aircraft, on aircraft takeoff, filght and landing, and keeps pilot informed. Computes fuel and cargo load, and weights and balance factors. Prepares for combination loads determining placement of cargo and passengers within weight and balance limitations. Prior to takeoff, insures cargo is properly secured, and proper publications and emergency equipment are aboard as required. Uses, inspects, and maintains aircraft installed mission equipment such as recovery hardware, slings, litters, etc. Assists in familiarizing crew members with operating procedures. Indoctrinates crew by briefing on mission equipment and use of life support equipment and safety emergency procedures. Ensures carry-on weapons are cleared and café and that loose equipment, baggage and passengers are secured. Reports operational progress to pilot. During flight, updates and records in-f1ight performance data, observes warning indicators for system failure or malfunction performing aircraft systems operational checks. Operates test and troubleshooting systems. Assesses and diagnoses problems or malfunctions, reports abnormal conditions to pilot, and initiates corrective and/or emergency action. Provides direction to pilot during ground maneuvers. Directs off loading of cargo. Maintains records of operational equipment indicating flights, repairs, maintenance and Inspections; coordinates with maintenance personnel on activities on discrepancies requiring action. May assist the pilot on the operation of communications/navigation equipment, performing basic navigation and map reading and checklist reading, Provides dipection and operational progress to pilot regarding maneuvering the aircraft over objects for hoist and sling operations and in securing and releasing external cargo loads. (3) Performs other duties as assigned Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: ENL: SGT to SFC Compatible Military Assignments: MOS: 15T All applications will be considered regardless of Branch MOS AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to current members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position Constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Army National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of aircraft weight and balance computations; aircraft performance data; aircraft records maintenance; and aircraft systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicant must possess more than THIRTY (30) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as assisting the pilot in the operation of the aircraft; instruct and perform flight crew work supporting heavy multi engine aircraft; providing training on in-flight planning and coordination responsibilities, operating principles and characteristics of major aircraft systems; aircraft parameters, operational/mission requirements, equipment systems operation/and troubleshooting; applying the standard crediting the Instruction portion of the Job; determining placement of cargo and passengers within weight and balance limitations; and plans and conducts aircrew training program. If not currently Flight Instructor qualified, must be qualified within 18 months PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of months/years. Education Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies: Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.