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Job Role:
Pilot, Captain / Commander
United States
Not specified
Job description


Security Clearance: NACLC

Job Summary

The Plane Captain provides line services in support of scheduled flight operations, including inspection, servicing, cleaning, launching and recovery of aircraft. Will be required to operate self-propelled ground equipment during daily routine. Limited use of hand tools which normally include screwdrivers, flashlights and tools necessary to assist with engine rinses and aircraft washes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Launch and recover aircraft in accordance with specific guidelines during day and night hours.
  • Perform aircraft inspections in accordance with published criteria.
  • Perform fueling operations using gravity fill and closed circuit refueling methods.
  • Service engine oil and hydraulic systems as required.
  • Act as a member of an aircraft moving crew when directed.
  • Perform aircraft washing and lubrication when assigned.
  • Act as a member of the engine rinse team when directed.
  • Be familiar with and operate portable firefighting equipment.
  • Use provided safety equipment when working with hazardous materials.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the work center and around assigned work area.
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for the adhering to the Company Tool Control Program.
  • Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities and job assignment.
  • Maintain appropriate records of all work accomplished.
  • May be required to perform off-site service on assigned detachments.
  • May be required to perform simple computer input functions.
  • Pursuant to the specific provisions of the CBA, at the discretion of management, may be requested to perform the duties of Lead.
  • Assist when directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of Government owned and Company owned equipment.
  • Perform other reasonably related incidental duties when directed within the job classification

Knowledge & Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety and maintenance manuals.
  • Thorough working knowledge of aircraft flight line operations, aircraft handling, servicing, marshaling, common hand tools and normal operational safety requirements of the aircraft.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and follow verbal and written instruction.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance and flight-line driver’s license, if required.

Experience & Education

  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in aviation maintenance and / or flight line operations.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must complete training program and be certified in writing as a plane captain. Required to re-qualify semi-annually.
  • Must be able to meet any Government / Company licensing / qualification requirements for the position.
  • Required to be qualified on all assigned T/M/S.
  • Experience in F-18 (A-F), EA-18G, E-2C, F-16 and/or MH-60 strongly preferred.
  • Licensing, certification requirements:
    • Hazardous Waste Communications Training,
    • FOD and TCP Awareness Trained
    • ISO 9001-2000 Program Awareness
    • Operational Risk Management (ORM) Training
    • Valid state driver’s license
    • Licensed on support equipment such as tow tractor, nitrogen servicing cart, engine wash cart and engine start unit, etc.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Services are primarily performed outside.
  • May be required to handle hazardous materials in performance of assigned duties.
  • Ability to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day.
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, kneel, lift, carry, balance and reach above shoulder level, push or pull weight up to seventy (70) pounds.
  • Ability to use eye hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must have close vision to include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear at the normal range.
  • May require the use of respirator.
  • Must be able to work dayshift, night shift, and/or weekend shift as required.


  • As required by work and customer specifications. May require travel in support of detachments of unknown duration.