AH-64 D/E MTP - (AH-64 D/E ) Maintenance Test Pilot
The AH-64 D/E MTP - AH-64 D/E Maintenance Test Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications. (A minimum of 1,000 PIC hours if preferred).
Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a mission or sortie.
File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.
Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.
Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document maintenance test flight completion and discrepancies.
Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.
Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.
Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
Ferry flights as assigned
Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
As qualified may perform as site safety specialist and/or additional duties safety officer functions.
May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls.
As qualified may perform Chief or Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.
Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty.
Plan and conduct aircraft technical inspections.
Inspect power plant hot section, cold section and accessory modules.
Provide technical guidance to repairs performing aircraft and subsystem maintenance techniques and safety procedures.
Maintains technical library, inspect systems, subsystems, and components according to applicable technical publications and checklists before, during and after airplane maintenance and modifications.
Evaluate operational readiness of aircraft and recommend corrective action.
Inspect crash-damaged aircraft and estimates time, parts and costs to repair.
Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.
Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies.
Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance operations.
Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20
A Minimum of 1,000 Hours of PIC is preferred.
Minimum of Ten (10) years of aviation maintenance experience required.
Be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned (AH-64D/E)
Satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
Successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.
Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates.
Possess a current valid Army or FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
Successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
Successfully completed the US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.
Ability to obtain/maintain Security Clearance (NAC-I T1) Public Trust
Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-1, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.
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