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9 months ago
Flight Safety International
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Machinist
Job Description

The Mechanic/Machinist provides mechanical and machined modifications and updates to enhance the performance of Flight Training Device(s) and other associated equipment utilized by FlightSafety International by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are essential to the successful and satisfactory performance of this job. Other duties may be assigned.

Flight Training Device Standards: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines and Quality Management Systems policies and procedures)

· Demonstrate a personal dedication to the FlightSafety International training philosophy in all interactions every day.

Simulator Bay/Classroom Equipment Activities:

· Repair malfunctioning parts, as directed; this includes bench check, reinstallation and operation verification of the part, ensuring all indications and functions are in accordance with applicable technical specifications.

· Design, fabricate, assemble and test electro-mechanical components used for Flight Training Devices and other training equipment.

· Perform installation, operation, inspection, periodic maintenance (align and adjust), design, modification, repair, customer configuration changes, and test equipment and/or tools.

· Troubleshoot, isolate, and repair or replace hydraulic systems pertaining to Flight Training Devices.

· Operate the Instructor’s station(s) and observe Simulator response.

· Perform scheduled periodic checks of, and repairs to, hydraulic systems and mechanical systems of designated flight Simulators.

· Participate in mechanical and hydraulic component repairs, Simulator rigging, and hydraulic systems setup.

· Maintain hydraulic and mechanical components associated with flight Simulator motion, control loading, access ramps, and other secondary control systems.

· Use knowledge of Simulator primary controls and assist in the rigging of rudders, elevators, ailerons, etc.

· Create and maintain a safe working area by using knowledge of general requirements of visual system installations and the supplemental installation of walkways and platforms attached to equipment frames and superstructures.

Teamwork – Internal and External Activities

· Monitor, maintain, and report on operational readiness of all FTD devices to the Lead Technician or the Supervisor/Manager, FTD.

· Participate in conferences and critiques discussing areas of equipment operation.

· Document work performed in the shift log.

· If required, work with outside vendors to manufacture and/or design parts.

Documentation/Records Activities:

· Initiate or assist users (instructors, clients, etc.) in the preparation of a Malfunction and Corrective Action Report (MACAR) for unsatisfactory equipment or technical documentation to ensure accuracy and completion.

Daily Responsibilities:

· Maintain FlightSafety International's commitment to customer satisfaction while performing job duties.

· Interact within a cooperative environment through beneficial behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other employees and departments.

· Accountable for the security of FlightSafety International materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International products.

· Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.

· Adhere to required work schedule including prompt and regular attendance.

· Report, on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to appropriate person(s) for correction.

· Participate in the Quality Management System (QMS) activities at assigned site and adhere to the processes related to accomplishing the site's QMS goals.

· Support FlightSafety International's, and its subsidiaries', commitment to ethical behavior by basing our priorities on lawful and ethical conduct as we deal with co-workers, customers, vendors and others in all of our operations. (See Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)

Participate in Learning Center Safety Management System (SMS) activities including: supporting and promoting the safety culture, reporting all aviation safety-related issues via the feedback system, and adhering to the processes related to accomplishing SMS goals.


High school diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency (G.E.D. - demonstrated satisfactory performance in the General Educational Development Testing Program) preferably through vocational technical or trade school with two to three (2-3) years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Plus, minimum of two (2) years’ experience in direct support of Hydra-Mechanical devices or equivalent combination of experience and education.

In lieu of the above education, must have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in direct mechanical support of flight Simulators.

Proven experience in the ability to read blueprints and other schematic drawings.

Proven experience of a working knowledge of electrical/electronic components.

Proven experience of a working knowledge of shop procedures and equipment along with ability to properly use and care for shop equipment and tools.

Able to demonstrate possession of a good, all around knowledge of the mechanics, and the mechanical aspects, of flight Simulators, including, but not limited to, hydraulics, and primary and secondary controls.


Valid Driver’s License where applicable.


Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

Good organizational skills

Able to work unsupervised, as needed

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