Japan, Asia

HH60G Flight Engineer – Okinawa, Japan

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  HH-60G Flight Engineer 

Employment location:   Okinawa, Japan

Secret Security Clearance


The employer is currently staffing for a Flight Engineer for the H-60 model aircraft based at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan. The flight engineer will work with the pilot team for Acceptance, Functional, and Operational Check Flights, Support Flights, and Instructional Flights.

The work will include:

Functional Check Flights (FCF): The HH-60G helicopter is a maintenance intensive aircraft. An FCF is required after certain repairs have been completed to ensure the aircraft is airworthy and mission capable.

Operational Check Flights (OCF): In addition to the aircraft itself, various electronic components require flight checks after repair or replacement. Flight tests are often performed on operational line aircraft by available aircrews when other test aircrews are not available.

Emergency Services: On occasion, services may be required to support an activation or exercise of contingency plans outside the normal duty hours and locations described above. The team is frequently called upon to deploy its forces in response to humanitarian crises and joint exercises.

The tasks will include:

Perform Functional Check Flights (FCF), Operation Check Flights (OCF) and Acceptance Test Profiles (ATP) on HH-60G helicopters, after certain repairs have been completed to ensure the aircraft is airworthy and mission capable. Further definitions of FCF, OCF and ATP are defined in subsequent paragraphs.

Perform system ground and flight checkout activities.  Systems include, but are not limited to, forward-looking infra-red systems(FLIR), navigations systems, radio suites including over-the- horizon (OTH) radios, Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL), and defensive

Accomplish maintenance flight checks of various electronic components after repair or replacement. These maintenance flight checks are necessary to ensure the required component is working properly and in unison with other systems.

May be tasked to support these operations in roles defined in the PWS.

Support in performing instruction/training duties to support unit personnel with basic Functional Check Flight (FCF) qualification training or basic aircraft currency (i.e. takeoff/landing, instrument approach and emergency procedure training).

Test operations shall be established, approved, and conducted in accordance with the provisions in AFJI 10-220, Contractor’s Flight Operations, the Contractor’s flight operations procedures manual, HH-60G aircraft operating technical orders and local base operating procedures. 33RQS/CC and the Government Flight Representative (GFR) will be responsible for the oversight and enforcement of Contractor compliance for flight operations.

Perform necessary program management tasks as required to document services rendered to the Government. Representative tasks shall include accomplishing ground and flight safety reviews and providing updated flight data, records, logs and other information, necessary to ensure compliance with AFJI 10-220.

Perform specific maneuvers during daylight visual conditions with a minimum three-man crew (two (2) pilots and one (1) engineer) that shall permit the evaluation of aircraft systems such as infrared sensors and the enhanced navigation system. Sunset to sunrise operations/flights shall be conducted under nighttime visual flight rules (VFR) and visual meteorological conditions (VMC) to evaluate cockpit night vision imaging systems (NVIS) lighting.

Will be certified in day VMC and instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) flight. The Contractor may be certified for night unaided flying at the discretion of the customer and required night training will be provided by the Government.


  • Active (or recently expired) Secret Clearance
  • Possess past or current qualification as a Flight Engineer certified for Functional Check Flights in any H-60 model aircraft.
  • Possess two (2) years of functional check flight experience within the last 5 years and two years of instructional flight experience within the last 5 years.
  • Must be able to meet applicable physical and physiological minimum requirements (e.g. flight physical, altitude chamber).
  • Prior FCF Certification (or equivalent) is highly desired but not required.

  • Location: Japan, Asia
  • Categories: Pilot

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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