SQA Careers Maintenance Test Pilot

Maintenance Test Pilot

This full-time position is located at Fort Rucker Al supporting Aviation Maintenance Services; hourly salary IAW current CBA; possible shift work and travel.


SUMMARY: Performs flights and demonstrates proficiency during standardization flights on aircraft. Performs mathematical calculations required for weight and balance, performance data for takeoff, cruise, and landing configurations of aircraft in which the individuals are qualified.


1. Performs pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight procedures in accordance with Company, Army or Air Force directives depending on assignment.

2. Performs operational ground checks, taxi checks, hover checks on rotary wing aircraft; functional check flights, general and limited maintenance test flights, confirmation check flights of aircraft and aircraft systems undergoing maintenance and determines, in accordance with Army or Air Force technical publications and Company procedures, the airworthiness of an aircraft prior to its release for customer use.

3. Performs troubleshooting procedures of an aircraft on the ground and in flight, and makes appropriate (verbal or written log entry) recommendations to assist ground personnel in correcting deficiencies.

4. Performs recovery and ferry flights.

5. Instructs maintenance personnel for aircraft ground run-up and taxi operations to prepare employees for certification.

6. Keeps abreast of and complies with FAA and local flying regulations and safety procedures as applicable for the job.

7. Maintains proficiency in basic flight maneuvers, appropriate aircraft emergency procedures and instrument flying consistent with Army or Air Force technical publications and Company requirements.

8. Briefs and demonstrates operational and emergency procedures to flight crew and non- crew members.


1. When not actually engaged in the physical operation of the aircraft, must be willing to be engaged in study, preparation and personal development to further physical and mental skills required to operate aircraft.

2. Operates motor vehicles in performance of assigned duties.

3. Completes records as required by TAMMS-A necessary to record aircraft and / or engine performance data. Completes maintenance documentation accurately using Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS) and required forms, and must show proficiency in IMDS within ninety (90) days when assigned to the Air Force Project.

4. Required to participate in instrument flight simulator training.

5. May be required to fly profile flights, which may include NVG, PNVS, and tactics.


1. Must demonstrate successfully the ability to start, run-up, fly, navigate and land aircraft

that the individual is qualified to operate.

2. Must hold a valid and current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with rotorcraft and instrument ratings in the aircraft class (fixed, rotary or both) for which a position is offered.

3. Must hold a valid FAA Instrument rating in the designated aircraft class for which job is offered.

4. Must have recorded (and proof presented) a minimum of one thousand (1,000) hours as pilot in command in the specific aircraft class for which a position is offered. Must have recorded (and proof presented) a minimum of one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours of pilot in command in the specific aircraft class for which a position is offered with five hundred (500) hours experience in helicopters of which at least two hundred fifty (250) hours must have been in the UH-1H or Bell 205 when assigned to the Air Force Project. Fifty percent of minimum flight time of pilot in command can be in commercial aircraft similar to or already in the Army or Air Force’s inventory when position is offered.

5. Must have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check, either Military (U.S. Army’s UH- 1H Maintenance Test Pilot Course) or FAA Test Flight Program in the UH-1H or Bell 205 when assigned to the Air Force Project.


1. High school diploma or equivalent – General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

2. AMOC II graduation is a requisite for this job classification. Pilots flying OH-58D, CH-47, AH-64 or UH-60 aircraft must be a Phase II graduate in that particular aircraft before assuming Maintenance Test Pilot duties in those aircraft. Job candidates who meet qualifications 1 through 4 can be provided an AMOC Phase II course within one hundred eighty (180) days from entering the classification to become Phase II AMOC II qualified, provided the Government approves AMOC Phase II flight training. Failure to successfully complete the required course will disqualify the employee for this job classification.

3. Maintenance Test Pilots flying UH-60, CH-47, or AH-64 aircraft, have successfully completed MTPC prior to assuming PC and MTP duties in those aircraft.


1. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole integers, common and decimal fractions.

2. Ability to compute rates, ratios, percentages, and interpolations necessary for aircraft and engine performance.


1. Must hold a valid and current FAA or military Class II Medical Certificate as prescribed by the Government. Must undergo initially and annually thereafter, flight physical(s) prior to piloting an U. S. Army or Air Force aircraft.

In Addition, The Candidate Should Posses the Following Requirements:

  1. Operates motor vehicles, machines and special purpose equipment as required by the job
  2. Performs prescribed cleaning, preservation and operator maintenance on vehicles, tools and equipment. Performs housekeeping duties in immediate work
  3. Ensures that tools and equipment used by the employee in the classification are properly
  4. When selected, attends schools and classes, which are designated by the Company for employees in the assigned classification.
  5. Uses approved methods and publications in the performance of the assigned
  6. Performs the duties of lower classified employees within the line of progression when
  7. May be allowed to occasionally perform those assignments of employees holding the next higher classification in the line of progression in order to qualify for promotion except for Aircraft Mechanic to Aircraft Technical/NDT
  8. Completes and maintains records and reports as required by job
  9. Demonstrates job procedures and assists in the on-the-job training (OJT) of employees within the classification as required
  10. Performs imaging technology (scanning and other related) functions as required by the job assignment.
  11. Disposes of hazardous materials related to job assignment.
  12. Performs duties using automated equipment and software utilized in the functional assignment.
  13. May remove and reinstall cowlings, panels and fairings necessary to gain access to work within his classification.
  14. Employees assigned to the Flight-line will support the customer by assisting in untying or securing aircraft (meet and greet), summoning other assistance if needed or working issues within their assigned classification.


  1. Read, write, speak and understand English.


  1. Must be physically able to perform duties and responsibilities of the classification.
  2. Must be able to work with required materials without debilitating irritation to skin, eyes or respiratory system while wearing the required personal protective


  1. Must have a valid state driver’s license when required by job.
  2. Must obtain a valid government driver’s license when required by job assignment.
  3. Must obtain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) to include hazardous material endorsement when required by job assignment.
  4. Must obtain the level of Industrial Security Clearance required by the Government.

SkyQuest Aviation, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Category: Maintenance Test Pilot
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Rucker Alabama

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