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CH47 D/E/F MTP - Maintenance Test Pilot

Aerospace and Aviation



Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States

The CH47 D/E/F 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.

  • 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, and capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.

  • 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.

  • Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.

  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.

  • As qualified may perform as site safety specialist and/or additional duties Safety officer (ASO) functions.

  • As qualified may perform Chief or Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.

  • May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls.

  • May assist with continual improvement initiatives.

  • Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty and may 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.

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • A Minimum of 1000 hours of "PIC" time is preferred.

  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of aviation maintenance experience is required.

  • Be proficient in flying operations of the (CH47 D/E/F) aircraft.

  • Satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months or have ability to complete.

  • Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20.

  • Successful completion of the US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II OR completed an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.

  • Successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) OR completed an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Govt Secret Security Clearance and maintain facility credentials, authorization.

  • US Citizenship is required to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Credentials and License:

  • Possess a current valid Army or FAA Class II Medical Certificate.

  • Successfully complete initial Army or FAA Class II flight physical, and annually thereafter.

  • Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.

  • Recruiter will request copies of all Pilot credentials upon initial interview; (DA 759, FAA ATP, MDS Qualification Certificate, MDS MTP Qualification Certificate, Current FAA Class 2 Physical, DA 7120-R, DA 7122-R and or Commercial pilots’ log).

​Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

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.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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