Flight Operations Job Description

Flight Operations Job Description

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Flight operations provides technical support skills in aviation, UAS, air traffic control, airports and other areas related to the integration of UAS into the NAS, flight procedures, and supporting technologies.

Flight Operations Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform post-test data analysis and review, and verify stages and engines have met all requirements of an acceptance test – will be tested equivalent to or beyond conditions expected in flight
Observe weight and balance procedures
Assist cell employees with obtaining ACE Associate certificates
Perform operational checkout of aircraft prior to and during preflight
Inspect explosive and armament installations
Maintain aircraft historical records
Perform activities prior to flight status and final inspection and daily maintenance of completed experimental aircraft or major modification to experimental aircraft
Inspect and/or perform bench and flight line operational checkout and inspect, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of electrical and electronic systems
Inspect the calibration, adjustment, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic test equipment used exclusively by production and at times may be required to inspect the calibration, adjustment, trouble-shooting, repair and modification of other electronic test equipment as directed
Perform aircraft and/or spacecraft bench or flight line operational checkout, trouble-shooting, adjustment and repair of any electrical or electronic system

Flight Operations Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Flight Operations

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FAA, US, FAR, CBT, EASA, UK, A&P, ATP, PMP, BLS

Education for Flight Operations

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the flight operations job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Engineering, Aviation, Education, Computer Science, Science, Business, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Flight Operations

Desired skills for flight operations include:

Outlook
PowerPoint
Procedures
Excel
Microsoft Word
Aviation and military terminology and is familiar with obtaining
NOTAMS and PPR’s
Weather reports
MQ-5B Hunter UAS and associated support equipment
Equivalent

Desired experience for flight operations includes:

Fabricate, adjust, trouble shoot, repair and modify electronic test equipment
Diagnose and correct hydraulic and mechanical malfunctions
Perform engine buildup as assigned
Install or replace reservoirs, and repair leaks in same
Perform crash crew duties as directed
Splice, route, clamp, solder, and string tie wires or wire bundles

Flight Operations Examples

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Flight Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of flight operations. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for flight operations
  • Install and load ejection seats and guns
  • Fabricate parts such as skins, doors, aircraft frames, air bags, test panels, clips, brackets, angles and ribs without the aid of jigs and fixtures
  • Modify aircraft components or aircraft support equipment
  • Oversees and supervises Production Control Center and its associated staff members, Sr Production Control Planners, Flight Test Modification Electricians and Mechanics
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activity with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Engineering / Configuration Control, Inventory Control, Contract Administration, Security, Facilities, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain and Environmental Health and Safety representatives
  • Plan and manage the execution of annual data collection over 81 NEON field sites, approved PI-directed flights and selected targets of opportunity
  • Process non-conforming material and documentation, working in Material Review
  • Perform operational checkout of hydraulic systems and mechanical systems
  • Serve as the in country operations subject matter expert
  • UH-H II IP
Qualifications for flight operations
  • Detailed knowledge of USAF and FAA training methodology, Standardization and Evaluation
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years experience in the following areas of Civil Aviation Modification, and Inspection
  • Computer Skills shall consist of all aspects of Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project
  • Experience in operating an Aircraft Production Control Center
  • Three (3) or more years’ supervising personnel including participating in hiring, training, and evaluating performance
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience developing and managing budgets and schedules
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Flight Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of flight operations. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for flight operations
  • Perform flight manual revisions and Jeppesen revisions
  • Responsible for the coordination of intern activities and the preparation of new incoming interns
  • Sort and evaluate international flight envelopes and keeps track of the previous day's pilot sick calls
  • Assist the Chief Pilot's Office with various tasks such as monitoring video surveillance systems, Flight Operation’s Delay Mitigation reports with focuses on CLP, Diversions, Radio Congestion, and ACARS
  • Other as-needed jobs include filing memoranda, retrieving information from pilot files and various projects
  • Assemble class materials for incoming new hire classes and training classes
  • Help pilots with iPad software questions
  • Manage and maintain flight planning rooms
  • Assist the FODM daily for various projects
  • Participates in Flight Operations and training support in CONUS
Qualifications for flight operations
  • Previous experience operating and maintaining electronics and electro-mechanical systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information verbally and in writing
  • Experience working with low-voltage instrument systems
  • Able to interface and coordinate with multiple groups and levels
  • Spanish Level L-2, R-2 required
  • Must be at least a Junior, Senior or Graduate Student within one year of graduation at the start of the internship
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Flight Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of flight operations. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for flight operations
  • Jumpseat privileges with approved Letter of Authorization from the Director of Operations
  • Observe the coordination between the Flight Crew, the In-flight Crew, and the Ground Crew
  • Observe the use of CRM
  • Observe the use of checklists
  • Assist with general supervision of pilots assigned to the DTW domicile
  • Assist crewmembers with domicile orientation, SIDA Badges, parking, and airport facilities
  • Assist with personnel requests
  • Assist with crewmember performance reviews
  • Provide crewmembers with up to date operational information
  • Ensure operations facilities are equipped, clean, and functional
Qualifications for flight operations
  • FAA Multi-Engine Rating preferred
  • FAA Medical (First, Second, or Third) required
  • Must pass a U.S. drivers/criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must be willing to find and pay for housing in respective city
  • Direct assistance to the Chief Pilot in
  • Strong communication skills necessary to write and record precise information strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees, military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew are required
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Flight Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of flight operations. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for flight operations
  • Oversee on behalf of the Chief Training Captain, the annual simulator programme, to include refresher and initial courses for both bases
  • Communicates company, industry, and department news to staff
  • Ground Ops/Station coordination – work with internal/partner/vendor SMEs to coordinate all activities related to station operations
  • Performance Measurement - Coordinate and measure performance metrics of wholly-owned and partner airlines and develop summary reports to company leadership
  • Operations Planning – Coordination with Network Planning and Operations Planning and Performance to ensure wholly-owned and partner airline issues are included in forward looking planning
  • Fleet – Coordination with strategic planning on wholly-owned and partner airline fleet inductions, placement and handling parameters
  • Interdepartmental Coordination – Liason with all operation and reporting departments and leadership
  • IT Coordination – Coordinate IT projects affecting Flight and Ground operations of wholly-owned and partner airlines
  • Continuously improve strategies and methodologies for monitoring FOQA data according to risk and that which is meaningful to the stakeholders of the program
  • Support regular Flight Operations communication (Pilot Bulletins, Priority CCS Messages, Ops Alerts)
Qualifications for flight operations
  • FAA Instrument rating required
  • FAA Commercial Certificate highly preferred
  • Junior or Senior accreditation towards a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science with Airline Area of Concentration
  • Corporate Safety Culture
  • Safety Philosophy
  • Incident/Accident prevention and investigation
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Flight Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a flight operations. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for flight operations
  • Special event planning and support (Media and PR events, Town halls)
  • Support Flight Operation Staff Representatives, Communications Manager and Flight Manager as required with administrative tasks
  • The determination of flight test requirements
  • Support to ground test conduct
  • Exposure to the developmental and certification process
  • Instrumentation and the requirements for its use and application
  • Telemetry operations and it’s use to support flight test
  • Perform Aircraft systems installations to include electrical / electronic
  • Diagnose and correct hydraulic, electric, and mechanical malfunctions
  • Interdepartmental Coordination – Liaison with all operation and reporting departments and leadership
Qualifications for flight operations
  • Aviation Safety Action Programs
  • Aircraft Dispatcher or Private Pilot License
  • Flight Operations scheduling experience
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and have excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to interact professionally with a diverse group – executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Able to work under pressure of changing priorities and deadlines
  • At least 5 years’ experience with an operational role responsibility

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