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Fighter Pilot - Operations Training Manager (ATAC, Alliance, TX)

at Textron

Posted: 3/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 262849
Keywords: operations

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About Textron
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.


About ATAC

Textron Airborne Solutions provides training opportunities for military customers. Within this company is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which provides tactical flight training and adversary services.  Textron's extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource.  ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots, and is the only organization certified to train the Navy's TOPGUN program.  ATAC operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents and comprises the world's largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups.  ATAC was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF's F-22 Raptors.



Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) is seeking Fighter Pilots that want to fly fighter aircraft and provide tactical and adversary aggressor training as contract support for the Department of Defense.The Training Officer (TO) at ATAC's Adversary Center of Excellence (ACE) is a pilot position that oversees all pilot related training programs, syllabi, and scheduling for both ground and airborne instruction as well as all regional training requirements for operations under the purview of ACE. 



The ATAC ACE TO will report to the Director of Flight Operations (DFO) at ATAC ACE, coordinate with the ACE Scheduling Manager (Scheds) and Standards & Evaluation Officer (Stan/Eval) and will be required to support all ACE Regional Directors of Operations (DO), the ACE Chief Pilot (CP), and the ACE Safety Manager (SM) for all activities related to Pilot training in Alliance Fort Worth and all ACE designated Areas of Responsibility (AOR).  The TO will ensure adequate training materials, equipment, scheduling, and continued process improvement of all ACE specific aircraft syllabi along with the periodic training and tracking requirements of all pilot qualifications and currency.  The TO will liaise with equivalent organizational headquarters TO's to ensure clarification and consistency of companywide training policies and procedures.


Job Responsibilities

  • Required to be an operationally active pilot within ATAC ACE
  • Responsible for overseeing all pilot training related activities under the purview of ACE and shall report to the DFO.

  • Responsible for creating, implementing and managing pilot training syllabi for ACE specific aircraft

  • Responsible for training, managing and documenting pilot Maintenance Check Flight qualifications

  • Responsible for maintaining and disseminating the latest threat tactics continuum training

  • Responsible for annual refresher briefs to include but not limited to Crew Resource Management, Egress, Water survival, Survival Gear, Low Altitude Refresher, and Physiology and Instrument refresher training

  • Coordinate monthly pilot training with assigned subject matter experts and ensure dissemination

  • Required to administer annual examinations to include written Open, Closed, Immediate Action Exams, and Limitation examinations.

  • Oversee Pilot flight hour requirements and submit monthly report to both the DFO and Vice President in addition to reporting of any inability for specific pilots to meet requirements.

  • Required to accurately maintain Pilot training folders and audit them on a periodic basis

  • Track and report to regional DO's and DFO any pilot outside of currency requirements

  • Track and notify all pilots of their medical requirements

  • Track and coordinate FAA flight reviews and notify individual pilots accordingly

  • Required to report current Go/No-Go tracker to all pilots under ATAC ACE purview

  • Required to liaise with DOM and coordinate with Stan/Eval for related training scheduling.

  • Liaison with Stan/Eval and equivalent company TO's for oversight of all revisions and changes to company policies and procedures related to training (Flight Operations Manual and training policies) 

  • Previous formal Pilot Training Experience
  • 10 years of prior Military Fighter Experience

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience

  • BS/BA Degree required

  • Weapons School experience desired

  • Must maintain a security clearance

  • Clear written and verbal communications

  • Ability to Organize and write procedures in a logical/methodical manner

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Work well in a team environment


Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.