|Title||Technical Operations Instructor|
The Technical Operations Instructor delivers engaging, interactive proficiency-based technical training in the classroom, labs, flight line, live aircraft, simulators, and in blended learning formats. They assure Line, Hangar, On-Call and Heavy Maintenance Technicians, support and contract personnel are fully trained, competent, and qualified to safely and efficiently perform their duties to meet regulatory requirements and operational performance goals to support the safe, efficient, reliable operation of the Spirit fleet
Instructors are skilled, experienced aviation education professionals who uses the latest adult-based learning techniques and training technologies to produce measurable performance improvements. Instructors work closely with Tech Ops Management, Developers, and internal / external Subject Matter Experts to rapidly develop and deliver new & improved courseware that increases Technician skills mastery, safety and efficiency, increasing our fleet reliability and operational competitiveness.
The Instructor performs world-class training, qualification, testing, and documentation of aircraft maintenance, servicing, repair, inspection, troubleshooting and operation of Spirit equipment, They conduct comprehensive initial, recurrent and on-the-job training using the latest training aids, tools and methods in accordance with the Company training program.
· Part 121 line or heavy maintenance experience, Demonstrated experience with system & component level troubleshooting, servicing, repair, test, and dispatch. Experienced in airframe, electrical, flight control, digital & analog avionics, hydraulic, pneumatic, & powerplant systems.
· Expert in MX documentation / record keeping, use of advanced tools & diagnostic test equipment, BITE & CMC fault isolation, ground support equipment, use of Airbus digital manuals, and strict adherence to safety policies & procedures.
· PREFERRED: A320 family flight line maintenance & troubleshooting, or experience with glass cockpit, digital fly-by-wire integrated flight & avionics systems preferred.
· Prior qualification as AWR, RII, RVSM, CAT II/III LLM, and Run-Taxi preferred.
· Thorough knowledge of Part 121 federal regulations and other regulatory requirements within an airline environment: (EPA, OSHA, TSA, DOD, etc).
· Instructional / training delivery background as a line manager, supervisor, lead, or crew chief performing on-the-job training. Demonstrated reputation and passion as a mentor in training, guiding, & leading technicians in proper techniques & best practices.
· Demonstrated passion and desire to teach and share. Outstanding ability to speak effectively to large groups of students, and communicate clearly concisely, & diplomatically across all levels including internal & external customers, support departments, Vendors, contractors, OEMs and regulatory officials.
· Demonstrated creativity in training development & delivery, putting together information in a way that engages students, keeps their interest and tests their proficiency.
· PC skills : familiarity with PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Outlook. Working knowledge of computer-based aircraft maintenance and tracking systems and LMS scheduling, delivery, testing, and recording systems.
· Proven ability to keep abreast of safety, performance, reliability, and durability issues within Spirit fleet and industry to continually improve and update training.
· Ability to remain current on latest technologies and trends in instructional delivery, including latest e-learning interactive environments, hands-on guided training LABS & simulation devices for integrated scenario-based training events. Communicate with training pros from other operators, OEM’s & training providers to insure Spirit exceeds industry standards of innovation & technology.
· Travel up to 50% domestic & international consisting of day, overnight & multi-day trips, occasional requiring ad-hoc short-notice trips to meet training delivery support requirements.
· Requires alternative work schedules, including night & weekend hours to accommodate training delivery, Occasionally up to 16 hours at a time.
· Office, classroom, & flight line based, frequently working at line stations and hangars on live aircraft
· 5 – 10 years of relevant experience.
· Valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant Licenses.
· Current and valid Driver’s license.
· Current and valid Passport with no international travel restrictions.
· May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate. (e.g., emergencies, changes in workload, urgent operational or regulatory requirements, or technical developments).
· POSITION BASED IN DETROIT MI (DTW).