AH-64 Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) (3740-056)
Overview: Functions as the Aviation Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) under the direction of the Production Control (PC) Supervisor. The Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) shall be responsible for performing Maintenance Test Flights (MTF), and Maintenance Operational Checks (MOC), conducting in-flight troubleshooting and verifications of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems. Flights typically associated with this position include determining the availability of required aircraft power, assessing power plant health and performance, and verifying the functioning of aircraft components and systems in accordance with applicable aircraft technical publications and predetermined requirements. The MTP shall perform general or limited test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems. The MTP shall conduct aircraft general and pre-flight readiness inspections. The MTP shall successfully start, run-up, fly, navigate and safely land aircraft IAW applicable aircraft operators manual. The MTP shall correctly complete all required aircraft maintenance forms, records, and aircraft log books entries. The MTP shall perform mathematical calculations, performance data, and landing configurations of the type series. The MTP shall conduct briefings to flight crewmembers and maintenance personnel in support of the various MTP aircraft operations as stated above. Ensures that all related operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Duties/Responsibilities: Ensures that maintenance test flight functional activities and procedures are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness rates IAW contractual requirements. Responsible for the establishment of maintenance flight processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform readiness rates. Establishes daily maintenance test flight organizational goals with production control, objectives and priorities for implementation in-order to achieve stated readiness rates. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards, measures, and reports IAW the quality control inspection program for all maintenance and in coordination with Supply Chain Management (SCM) activities. Directs inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance test flights and supporting maintenance activities, to the PC Supervisor. Attends a daily maintenance meeting for coordination and synchronization of maintenance activities requiring MTP support. Coordinates activities and requirements for maintenance test flight operations support with the Base Operations Supervisor. In coordination with the PC Supervisor, supports the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) processes and procedures. Other tasks as directed by the PC Supervisor. Reports to the Battalion PC Supervisor. Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities. Supervisory Responsibilities: As assigned.
Education Level: Associate’s Degree or equivalent training and experience required
Experience: 2 years’ experience as a Maintenance Test pilot in AH64 series, meets requirements of AR 95-20 required. Hour required: 250 PC hrs.; 100 MP hrs.; 25 hrs. AH-64E model MTP hr.’s
Specific knowledge, skill, and ability: Graduate of a US Military maintenance test pilot course on AH64E or civilian equivalent training and experience. Successfully pass the Army or FAA Class II Flight Physical upon hire, and annually thereafter. Proficient in MS Office software. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possess a valid issued driver’s license and passport. Successfully pass an overseas deployment physical upon hire. Desired/Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree Preferred; Maintenance Examiner in AH64.