Airbus Americas
  • 12-Sep-2018 to 28-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • Airbus Americas - AACSTT003063
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Contract

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: 

The Flight Simulator Technician (Contract) is responsible for the maintenance, repair, testing, calibration and modification of the aircraft Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD), flight training device procedure trainers (APT) and Cabin Training Devices (CTD) to ensure continuous operation targets are met and required qualifications maintained

This assignment is expected to be approximately four (4) months in duration and will have a rotating shift between the following work schedules:  6 AM 2:30 PM, 2 PM 10:30 PM and 10:00 PM 6:30 AM.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In an effective and proactive team environment; perform timely pre-flights, corrective and preventive maintenance, calibration, testing and inspections on Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD) and Cabin Training Devices (CTD) in accordance with applicable technical manuals, procedures, quality and reliability standards, and company directives to a level commensurate with aviation authority's qualification standards (FAA, EASA and other AA authorities) and company's reliability targets.
  • Direct interface with Airbus airline training customers to resolve maintenance and equipment performance related issues. Assure positive experience with customer and timely service.
  • Ensure FSTD training devices are ready for training at scheduled times with the correct software and hardware configurations.
  • Operate Quality Test Guides (QTG) including evaluating, annotate, filing, and organize presentation of QTG tests results. Participate in aviation authority qualification evaluations as required.
  • Perform installation and testing of new, modified, and repaired equipment.
  • Monitor equipment performance and interface with ATC customers and instructors to provide courteous service, support and obtain feedback regarding equipment performance with the objective of improving the operation, early detection of malfunctions and reliability.
  • Effectively monitor and communicate the status of all equipment currently in operation, undergoing maintenance, repair, and/or modification.
  • Accomplish appropriate documentation of all maintenance actions in appropriate records, daily communication including email, documents, inventory database, and work history logbooks. Provide equipment status reports as required and requested.
  • Contribute to the success of company and departmental objectives. 


Additional Responsibilities:

  • May be required to perform or assist vendors in performing software and hardware modifications and testing in accordance with applicable technical manuals, vendor documentation, engineering orders, established procedures and directives.
  • Conduct routine inventory of spare parts, and initiate requisitions for replacement components, spare parts, tools, supplies, test/support equipment.
  • Offer suggestions and champion initiatives to improve training equipment performance and reliability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education: Must have one or more

  • AS/BS Degree in Electronics, Computer science, engineering or similar technical discipline.
  • 2 Year Vocational Technical Education certificate in Electronics, Computer science, engineering or similar technical discipline
  • 2 Years Military experience and training related to Electronics, Computer science, engineering or similar technical discipline.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • At least 3 or more years of experience maintaining flight simulators to FAA level "D" or comparable electronic equipment including at least 5 of the items below unless hired under classification of apprentice:
  • Ability to use and interpret electronic and computer hardware schematics, maintenance manuals and diagnostic tools. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot to system component level. 
  • Ability to perform PM's, preflight, and preflight checks. 
  • Ability to perform in-depth visual adjustment and set-ups. 
  • Ability to maintain visual system hardware and/or software modeling updates.
  • Ability to perform motion and CLS calibration and repairs. 
  • Working knowledge of aircraft systems with ability to test and repair at system level aircraft and simulated aircraft equipment and sub-components. 
  • Ability to perform routine software administrative task. 
  • Ability to repair and configure computer networks.
  • Ability to perform software coding and/or configuration changes and/or software administration related tasks. 
  • Aircraft Avionics maintenance experience.


  • FSTD OEM training and Certificates Preferred
  • A+ Certificate Computer Maintenance Preferred
  • Computer security and programming related certificate(s) (Microsoft) Preferred

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • English

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Flight Training or Commercial jet Aircraft systems preventive and corrective maintenance repair

 Travel Required:

  • 0% Domestic and International

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Works in a 24/7 maintenance operations environment, answers customer service calls, AOG events and routine maintenance assignments. Assures customers receive outstanding and timely service, makes decision on best course of action to return the training device back to safe operations.
  • Escalates issues as required to Duty Officer or Managers.
  • Keeps customers informed of the maintenance situation and time to get a fix.
  • Maintains required logs and records in the tools per the company and regulatory regulations.

Organizational information:

Reports to the Manager, FSTD Operations and when not available the Director, Technical Support

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

Nature of Contacts:

Moderate Communication on a frequent basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Carrying: 50 lbs
  • Lifting: 50 lbs
  • Pushing / Pulling: Occasionally
  • Standing: Up to 8hrs a day
  • Sitting: Up to 4hrs a day
  • squatting / Kneeling: Occasionally
  • Walking: daily
  • Climbing Stairs and Ladders: daily

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed.  Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America. 

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

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