Senior Aircrewman Simulator Instructor -Contingent based on award

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-299140
    • Job Location: Oakey, AUS
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 01/02/2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 05881-05886
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Job Description

Kratos Defence Australia operates and manages the new Australian Army Helicopter Aircrew Training Simulation Center (HATSC), located at Swartz Barracks, Oakey, QLD.  The HATSC will provide academics and simulator training for CH-47F and MRH-90 Aircrewman, Aircrewman Technicians and select Groundcrewman in aerial gunnery, hoist, external load and aircraft marshalling mission sets.  There are 3 locations that HATSC supports; AAvnTC & the School of Army Aviation (SAA) at Oakey, Townsville, and Holsworthy (near Sydney). We are now recruiting for a qualified SeniorAircrewman Simulator Instructor to help us deliver this premier Australian Defence Force training capability.  In this role, the Senior Aircrewman Simulator Instructor will act as the Site Lead for the HATSC Mission and will report directly to the Kratos Program Manager in Orlando, FL USA.

We have 1 position available at either the AAvnTC Oakey, QLD.  The Senior Aircrewman Simulator Instructor will support simulator operations for the HATSC as required.  Travel for this role could be up to 25%.

Experience and Skills

The Senior Aircrewman Simulator Instructor provides Classroom and Simulator Aerial Gunnery, Hoist, and External Load Instruction, as well as performing as a Weapon System Subject Matter Expertise for Aircrew Students attending the Australian Helicopter Aircrew Training Simulation Center (HATSC).  In addition, this position will lead all HATSC Operations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  •         Be solely responsible to Kratos Senior Leadership for the schedule and performance of the HATSC contract.
  •         Liaise with Australian Army AAvnTC and SAA Leadership regarding all scheduling, administrative and operational requirements for the HATSC.
  •         Manage all Kratos HATSC Instructors and Simulator Technicians.
  •         Provide Monthly HATSC Performance reports, as requested, to Senior Kratos Leadership
  •         Instructs students on Aircrewman and Aircrewman Technician duties for the CH-47 and/or MRH-90 helicopter in both academic and simulator phases.
  •         Writes, edits, and updates existing academic course curriculum and performs scheduled academic review sessions as required.
  •         Capacity to work in small groups or take on a leadership role as required.
  •         Provide formal and informal feedback/critiques during all phases of operations.
  •         Captures metrics on student and instructor performance.
  •        Supervises students during simulator flight operations and ground training. Instructs students on CH-47 and MRH-90 weapon systems, hoist, rescue equipment, external load operations limitations, and emergency procedures.
  •         Demonstrates compliant maneuvers for all required simulator flights.
  •         Ensures each mission is conducted safely and efficiently by managing crew resources.
  •         Records each student’s progress in the student’s grade book.


Security Clearance (US or Australian Defence Force) as required


5 Years as a qualified US or Australian Army CH-47F and/or MRH-90 Aircrew, Aircrewman or Aircrewman Technician (CAT B on the MAG-58/M240D and M134/GAU-17)

Required skills:

    •         Experience and technical knowledge of the following specific areas: Internal and External Loading, Weapons, Tactics, Helicopter Operations, Aerial Gunnery, NVG Operations, Ground Threat Reaction.
    •          Current TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or ability to complete and receive certification prior to starting work.
    •          Proficiency in the use of all applications within the Microsoft Office Suite
    •          You must have, have had, and/or be able to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance and access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  US Security Clearances are Acceptable to apply for Australian Defence Security Clearances. 

    Preferred Skills:


    • Former United States Army 160th (SOAR) or United States Army CH-47F Non-rated Aircrew Member

    • Experience in Weapons and Tactics Instruction

    • Formation, Confined Area Operations, and Low-Level Tactical Flight Experience

    • CAT A-Select Award (former ADF only) for Aerial Gunnery (M240/MAG-58/FN MAG and or M134/GAU-17)

    • Night Vision Goggle Experience in Combat

    • Combat Employment of Crew Served Weapons as an Aircrewman/Aircrewman Technician on CH-47F

    • CAT A-Select award (former ADF only) on the MRH-90