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Amentum AH-64 E Maintenance Test Pilot (AH-64 E MTP) CAB Support FT. Riley KS. in Fort Riley, Kansas

The AH-64 E Maintenance Test Pilot (AH-64 E MTP) 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.

  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.

  • Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or give verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.

  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.

  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes, and ensure proper documentation is chronicled.

  • File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.

  • Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.

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

  • 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.

  • Plan and conduct aircraft technical inspections. Inspect power plant hot section, cold section and accessory modules.

  • Understand the fundamentals and inspection techniques of helicopter structural repairs.

  • Lectures, demonstrates, and practical exercises in inspection techniques, procedures, performance evaluation, and operational checks on the power plant, structure, and systems of helicopters powertrains. 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. Annotate records of required maintenance.

  • Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document maintenance test flight completion and discrepancies.

  • Evaluate operational readiness of aircraft and recommend corrective action.

  • Inspect crash-damaged aircraft and estimates time, parts and costs to repair.

  • Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.

  • 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.

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

  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated and perform recovery flights and/or ferry aircraft to additional sites, or depots.

  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • 1,000 or more hours of total flight time, with a minimum of300 hours in the same aircraft type and design, and 100 hours in the assigned (AH-64) aircraft.

  • Successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course ( MTPC ) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20; and the US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course ( AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.

  • Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.

  • Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20. (Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20).

  • Be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned (AH64).

  • Satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.

  • Successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.

  • Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates.

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

  • Version 6 Qualified

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a (Secret Clearance) US Government Clearance. US Citizenship is required to obtain s Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.

Preferred/Physical 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.

  • 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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