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Fighter Pilot - Safety Manager (ATAC, Alliance, TX)

at Textron

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 262848
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.



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 Safety Manager at Adversary Center of Excellence (ACE) is a pilot position that oversees all flight safety related activities to include Alliance Fort Worth and all regional operations under the purview of ACE.  Required to report directly to the Vice President of ATAC ACE for all operational activities and the ATAC Director of Safety, for all company-wide flight safety requirements. The Safety Manager is required to coordinate with regional Directors of Operations, Chief Pilots, and the Director of Maintenance as well as liaise with the ACE Ground Safety Manager regarding all flight related activities.



The ACE Safety Manager (SM) will report to the Vice President of ATAC ACE and the ATAC Company Director of Safety (DOS), coordinate with all ACE regional Directors of Operations (DO), the ACE Director of Maintenance (DOM), and the ACE Chief Pilot (CP) for all flight safety related activities in support of customer requirements in Alliance Fort Worth and in the DO's designated Area of Responsibility (AOR). The SM will ensure adequate flight safety programs and training are available in support of all flight related activities. The SM will interface with functional leaders at headquarters.


Job Responsibilities

  • Required to be an operationally active pilot within ATAC ACE

  • Responsible to oversee all aviation safety related activities under the purview of ACE

  • Ensure Adherence to safety requirements as directed by the Vice President, the DOS and in accordance with all ATAC policies and procedures and report any issues to the Vice President, DOS, DO's, and Chief Pilots.

  • Liaise with the ACE Ground Safety Manager (GSM) and Regional Site Safety representative as required

  • Liaise with all Host Base Safety POC's as required

  • Coordinate with the Training Officer, Standardization/Evaluation Officer, Scheduling Officer, the Chief Pilots, and all DO's

  • Responsible for assisting in all pilot training within AOR

  • Coordinate, QA and submit all safety related data required by the DOS and Vice President

  • Review After Action reports for each detachment and provide recommendations to the Vice President of ACE as required

  • Liaison with additional contract SM's, DFO's and Chief Pilots for oversight of all revisions and changes to company safety related policy and procedures (FOM's, related GOP's, aircraft Flight Manuals and Pilot Checklists)

  • Responsible for assisting in the management of the company safety program including the Safety Management System (SMS) and Operational Risk Management program

  • Conduct Flight-related safety and mishap investigations.  Provide detailed reports that identify causal factors and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrence.  Track recommendations and provide support as necessary throughout resolution.

  • Oversee the ACE Mishap Response plan and coordinate with additional contract response plans

  • Assist in implementing, managing, and updating the ATAC SMS as required

  • Assist in the process, resolve, and communication of safety reports

  • Contribute to the ATAC Safety Council on ACE specific flight related safety issues.

  • Participate in safety audits and provide corrective action assistance to management.

  • Conduct risk assessments as required by the audit schedule.

  • Provide new hire and annual recurrent flight safety training for pilots

  • Provide assistance to GSM with monthly maintenance safety training

  • Formal Military Aviation Safety Training / Experience managing a Safety Program
  • Minimum of 5 years Military Aviation Safety experience

  • 10 years of prior Military Fighter Experience

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience

  • BS/BA Degree required

  • Command experience desired

  • Demonstrated experience or has had training in the following:

    • Safety Management Systems

    • Risk Management

    • Human factors and the decision-making process

    • Accident prevention

    • Emergency response planning

  • Must maintain a security clearance

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

  • 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.