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Flight Instructor Stf / Pilot SME / F-35 Program / Edwards AFB, CA

Lockheed Martin

Edwards AFB, CA
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At Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin employee. Lockheed Martin values your skills, training and education. Come and experience your future!

F-35 Contractor Pilot SME. Supports military pilots’ flight procedures in maintaining qualification level in the Pilot Training Device by executing approved pilot training syllabi, upgrade, and tactics training. Instructor will provide instruction using the Full Mission Simulator (FMS) and/or Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer (DMRT). The instructor will primarily operate Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) supporting pilot training and tactics development, as well as recommendations for courseware updates. The successful candidate will work closely with other members of the Lockheed Martin team at dedicated training sites to fulfill F-35 training and continuation training objectives. The successful candidate will implement and support Lockheed Martin initiatives, programs and policies, as directed.

This position is eligible to participate in the F-35 Field Operations Targeted Bonus Plan

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position

The Locale: Edwards Air Force Base is located in the Mojave Desert region of California, and offers a desirable high desert climate. Nearby cities and towns include Lancaster, Palmdale, Rosamond, Lake Los Angeles, Quartz Hill, Ridgecrest, and Santa Clarita. The region is a short 90 minute drive away from Los Angeles and many fine southern California beaches, and a four hour drive to Las Vegas, NV. In three hours you can drive to Bear Mountain for some great skiing, located in the Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains. The base is home to the USAF's Test Center (AFTC) which conducts research, development, test, and evaluation of highly advanced aerospace systems and aircraft from concept to deployment. Notable occurrences at Edwards include Chuck Yeager's flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, test flights of the North American X-15, the first landings of the Space Shuttle, and the 1986 around-the-world flight of the Rutan Voyager

Basic Qualifications
Candidate must have a Final Transferable Secret security clearance with a reinvestigation within the last five years
Candidate must be able to attain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) access

In addition to the following:
Candidate must have a minimum of 1000 hours Fighter Flight Time in fourth and/or fifth generation fighter aircraft. Former Instructor Pilot (IP)
Candidate must have prior experience in Military Pilot Academic and Simulator Training
Candidate must have operational experience with advanced sensor systems such as NVS, LANTIRN, Helmet Mounted Cuing, and the latest weapons inventory
Candidate must be familiar with current instructional techniques and delivery methods. Must have in-depth knowledge of military publications and an understanding of fourth and/or fifth generation aircraft systems
Candidate must have worked in an environment which required them to interact with multiple functional areas and personnel of a diverse nature
Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits, strong oral & written communication abilities, solid ability to organize, and a high desire to provide customer satisfaction
Candidate must be willing to support flexible work hours to align with customer operational schedule
Position may require candidate to participate in deployed operations to support customer requirements

Desired skills
Experience interacting with customer at military location
Experience with F-35 pilot training curriculum
Familiarity with F-35 program requirements
F-35 system knowledge
F-35 Full Mission Simulator experience
Familiarity with the F-35 ALIS program

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Edwards AFB California

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