Flight Simulation Technician

first_imgPerforms testing and preventative maintenance on FSTDs: Performs scheduled and preventative maintenance tasks.Performs quarterly objective and subjective testing.Runs diagnostics on FSTDs and visual systems.Services hydraulic and electric motion and control loadingsystems.Performs scheduled calibration, tuning, and adjusting of FSTDsand related systems. Maintains FSTD aircraft systems and avionics hardwareconfigurations.Maintains FSTD and visual scenery software configurations.Performs routine software updates to FSTDs and visual scenerydatabases.Performs software installation and updates to resolvediscrepancies.Performs and supports engineering modifications andupdates. Maintains and shares technical expertise: Performs daily preflight inspections of FSTDs and visualsystems. Maintains and updates FSTD related hardware and softwareconfigurations: Resolves discrepancies reported by training crews, the FAA, andsupport staff.Diagnoses and isolates problems to component or sub-assemblylevel.Replaces or repairs components to return FSTDs to regulatorycompliance.Performs calibration, adjusting, and tuning of FSTDs andrelated systems.Assists with the development, installation, and maintenance ofvisual scenery database.Provide support to Flight Simulation Engineer in specialredesign and enhancement projects.center_img Job DescriptionProvides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to FSTDs andassociated systems: Provides new hire indoctrination and basic training.Provides oversight, direction, and OJT to center staff.Provides assistance and operator training to FSTD crews.Participates in meetings, workshops, and vendor schools. Performs administrative duties: Maintains FSTD fleet server and Distributed SimulationNetwork.Maintains FSTD Discrepancy Reporting and Certificationdatabase.Maintains FSTD Visual Scenery database.Documents activity in shift, pass down, and Discrepancy Report(DR) logs.Maintains spare parts and tool inventory.Assists in recruiting, tracking, scheduling, and evaluatingpart-time personnel.Assist in maintaining the Simulator Quality Management System(SQMS).Assist in the acquisition of tooling, test equipment, andsupplies.Assist in maintaining the support documentation and traininglibrary.Liaisons with center stakeholders.Participates in shift turnover meetings. Other duties as assigned.QualificationsThis position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace systemsMaintenance, Aircraft Engineering Technology, InformationTechnology, or Computer Science, recent flight experience and aminimum of three years working with Flight Simulation and TrainingDevices.A minimum of two years of OEM TYPE SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE in thetechnical support of FSTDs and an Associate’s degree in ElectricalEngineering Technology, Simulation Technology, ElectronicsTechnology, or Information Technology from an accredited college oruniversity, or related military training may be substituted for theBachelor’s degree requirement.Required skills, knowledge, abilities:Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systemsand technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access,Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-userapplications.Strong working knowledge of FSTD regulations, documentation,software, and utilities.Strong working knowledge of Flight Simulation and Training Devices(FSTDs).Strong working knowledge of Distributed Simulation Networks andrelated systems.Strong working knowledge of aerodynamics, mechanical assemblies,and electrical circuits.Strong working knowledge of visual scenery development and relatedsoftware.Strong working knowledge of visual systems configuration andcalibration.Strong working knowledge of the Open Flight format softwarestandard.Strong working knowledge of Air Traffic Management Systemsincluding TIS-B and ADS-B.Strong working knowledge of Aircraft Integrated Cockpit Systems(ICS).Strong working knowledge of collimated displays and relatedhardware and software.Working knowledge of network management, network security, andnetwork test equipment.Working knowledge of local and wide area communication technologiesincluding Ethernet.Working knowledge of routing protocol environments such as TCP/IP,Apple talk, and multicast.Working knowledge of network TCP/IP addressing including DHCP,BOOTP, DNS, and WINS.Working knowledge of structured wiring standards, codes, policies,and termination procedures in copper and fiber optic cabledenvironments.Strong troubleshooting skills including: servers, routers,switches, hubs, wireless access points, host computers, I/Osystems, hydraulic and electric motion, control loading, and IGsystems.Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Strong time management and interpersonal skills.Above average flying skills and knowledge of aircraft systems,principles of flight, and navigation theory.Proven ability to interpret wiring diagrams and schematics.Proven ability to interact in a cooperative environment throughbeneficial behaviors.Proven ability to commit to common goals.Proven ability to contribute to problem solving.Proven ability to encourage employees to communicate ideas andsuggestions.last_img

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