Undergraduate Maintenance Training Program – Maintenance & Avionics Instructors (Cessna 172 and 208 Series Aircraft)


The Maintenance Instructors will train Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) student technicians and pilots in the Phase 1 Block in Cessna 172 and 208 aircraft, with expansion in Phase 2 to include Beechcraft  T-6A aircraft. The aim of the program is to develop the training academy to be self-sustaining under IQAF management.

The Cessna Series Aircraft Maintenance Instructor reports to the Director of Maintenance Training. This position provides instruction in the campus/base-level Cessna C172 and C208B aircraft maintenance training program, develops Cessna C172/C208B aircraft and undergraduate maintenance technician training curriculum, and conducts technical training classes within the assigned program, which enable the company to meet United States Government (USG) contractual requirements, the current standards of accreditation (if applicable), applicable federal and state licensing as well as all national, state and local regulations.

The individual will also assist the Director of Maintenance Training with practical maintenance training, on-the-job (“OJT”) and quality assurance (“QA”) activities related to the customer’s line maintenance unit and their daily maintenance operations.

Further, the individual will help lead the Academy’s undergraduate maintenance technician training program aka “pipeline training”. The instructor will assist with selection of appropriate curricula for each of five (5) courses and help coordinate the planning for and procurement of associated maintenance training equipment. In addition, the position includes initial maintenance training activities to include but not limited to coordinating maintenance training facilities layout and outfitting, training program final design and implementation, maintenance instructor cadre management; and all maintenance instructional activities.

In both roles, the individual will also assist the Site Manager with Phase 2 Contractor Logistics Support (“CLS”) maintenance program planning and transition. These activities may include, but not be limited to organizational design, personnel selection and training, equipment selection and integration, OJT curriculum design and development, and OJT implementation roadmap.

Maintenance instructors must be FAA, EASA or equivalent certified as an Airframe and Powerplant (“A&P”) or equivalent, or possess equivalent military certification and experience levels. Maintenance instructors must maintain high standards of training, maintenance practice discipline and personal conduct as they train IQAF student technicians in various courses. In addition, company personnel must have previous overseas military or civilian deployment experience, or demonstrate the ability to work in distant, challenging work and living conditions.

Maintenance instructors conduct technical training classes in both classroom (academic) and lab (hands-on) settings for students in assigned, approved curricula and programs. The instruction will be accomplished by performing duties and responsibilities listed below. Maintenance instructors will be required to hold FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT), or equivalent certification. In addition, Maintenance instructors are managers of student training portfolios with essential duties and responsibilities also listed below.

Primary Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, adapts and/or tailors academy maintenance training curriculum, instructor guides, lesson plans and other courseware, as appropriate.
  • Conducts student record-keeping, testing and test records, utilizes student management system functions (e.g. attendance), inputs training data and performs limited training effectiveness analysis. • Lectures classes on various aviation academic, mechanics, electronics/avionics, regulatory, safety and other foundational aviation technician course topics.
  • Lecture classes on assigned academy aircraft systems, normal operations and troubleshooting and repair procedures.
  • Lectures and provides training on all applicable safety aspects of the training program and academy operations.
  • Directs and instructs curriculum-directed lab (hands-on) projects.
  • Conducts Technical English instruction that complements and integrates with the concurrent maintenance instruction, using classroom, lab, and on-aircraft and related aviation and other technical venues.
  • Assigns projects, observes students, grades projects and answers students’ questions.
  • Administers written and practical examinations, accurately, maintains and completed grade and attendance reports.
  • Integrates assigned training equipment, maintenance or dual-use aircraft-related training devices, and other information technology as tailored for respective courses.
  • Addresses student academic and behavior issues at lowest level practical, applies applicable academy policies, and coordinates, as necessary, with Site Manager and/or IQAF Air Academy staff and senior management to address more serious student issues.
  • Participates in assigned meetings, seminars, and training sessions to obtain information useful to the department and then integrates relevant information into lessons.
  • Act as Director, Maintenance Training in the absence of the Director
  • Assists Director, Maintenance Training in developing training resource needs forecasts, acquisition plans and schedules, and submitting requisitions for all approved training tools & equipment, student consumables, classroom and lab furnishings.
  • Assists Director, Maintenance Training in the development of training objectives and training program in full compliance with the contracted program’s Performance Work Statement as supplemented by the company.
  • Assists Director, Maintenance Training in the development of the Academy’s Phase 1 maintenance training program and courses, including outline, text, handouts, tests, and designs laboratory exercises. • Assists Director, Maintenance Training in developing and codifying Academy academic and training policies resulting in an academy general catalog or set of academic, lab, student behavior and safety policies and procedures.
  • For Phase 2 CLS preparations, coordinates with the Site Manager, other Directors, USAF Contractor Representative, IQAF Air Academy staff and others in final design and deployment preparations and transition activities leading to Phase 2 CLS contract performance.
  • Performs other incidental duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position may exercise any supervisory duties over one (1) maintenance instructor (QA), and may also be required to act as Subject Matter Expert and direct one or more other instructors on one or more areas of instruction. This position may be required to supervise IQAF instructors and/or train IQAF maintenance. The Instructor will ultimately supervise assigned IQAF maintenance technician students.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: One or more of the following, as a minimum:
    • Current FAA, EASA or equivalent national civil aviation authority certification, or
    • Former US military equivalent, or
    • Other former military equivalent, and
    • FAA Inspection Authority (highly desired)

Education and Work Experience

  • Maintenance Instructor (Cessna 170/208 Series Aircraft)
  • Education:
    • Associate degree or equivalent in applicable curricula/specialty (desired), or
    • Professional military education (senior non-commissioned officer course (preferred) or non-commissioned officer course (desired)
  • Experience:
    • Five years combined field maintenance management and institutional or field maintenance instructor experience (including Field Service Representative duties) with
    • Two years field maintenance experience (Cessna 172 or equivalent) (highly desired), and
    • One year field maintenance experience (Cessna 208 or equivalent) (highly desired), and
    • Two years institutional maintenance instructor experience (highly desired), or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience, and,

▪ Minimum one year experience as:

  • Curriculum Developer, or
  • International maintenance instructor (civilian or military)

  • Location: Iraq
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Marc Ballgae

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

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Fleming Island, FL 32003

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