Pilot – Flight Instructor, Factory Direct – Piston

Hiring POC

Lisa Christiansen
+1 218-529-7200
LChristiansen@cirrusaircraft.com BTetzloff@cirrusaircraft.com JCuoco@cirrusaircraft.com

Website Cirrus Aircraft

About the job

Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

The Flight Instructor provides industry-leading, learner-centric flight training for the achievement of private pilot certificates, instrument ratings, advanced pilot certifications and ratings. To meet the demands of discerning customers who look for the absolute best, training is provided in iconic Cirrus Aircraft airplanes. Training follows a structured syllabus with proprietary course material for streamlined training to support the learning process.

Ancillary duties include identifying and communicating pilot progression and opportunities, record keeping, safety management, flight planning and preparation, lesson planning and preparation, complex problem solving, mastery of subject matter material, and recommending processes improvements.

Duties include acting as pilot in command of Cirrus aircraft while performing 14 CFR part 91 corporate flight operations (demonstration, repositioning, and post-maintenance flights) when needed, flight reviews, proficiency checks, and other similar pilot and flight instructor duties.

Duties And Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Adhere to all industry and Cirrus established safety procedures and policies when performing job duties
Provide excellent and professional customer service
Make timely and accurate decisions regarding safety of flight
Conduct training events following program guidance and requirements
Provide flight and ground instruction per standards defined in Cirrus policy and procedure documents.
Meticulously record all training event activities and results in pilot training records
Recommend students for FAA written and practical tests
Training events consist of flight lessons in aircraft, one-on-one ground instruction, and classroom ground instruction
Implement a variety of training techniques to accommodate differences in learning styles and needs
Assess pilot performance in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains for each training event
Discover opportunities to customize training events to fit individual student needs
Act as pilot in command of Cirrus aircraft while performing corporate flight missions, ferry flights, internal training flights, and demonstration flights
Perform normal pre-flight and post flight inspections as well as clean, fuel, add oil and de-ice fluid, update chart subscriptions, etc.
Attend and lead pilot safety briefings
Manage travel expenses in accordance with Cirrus company policies
Continuous learning of the latest developments in the Cirrus Aircraft line of aircraft products
Process and maintain a deep level of aircraft knowledge and be a model aviator, flight instructor, and Cirrus representative
Provide feedback for program improvements
Identify needs to escalate concerns as appropriate
Maintain communication with students as required pre- and post- training
Enhance flight safety by providing excellent, high quality, and standardized flight and ground instruction
Develop effective methods of safety communication, recordkeeping, ramp operations, and fleet management for flying club functions
Maintain communication with students as required pre- and post- training
Assist with company standardization flights to ensure company pilots are operating within company standards
Provide flight and ground instruction per standards defined in Cirrus policy and procedure documents.
Make timely and accurate decisions regarding safety of flight
Manage travel expenses in accordance with Cirrus company policies
Act as pilot in command of Cirrus aircraft while performing corporate flight missions, ferry flights, internal training flights, and demonstration flights
Perform normal pre-flight and post flight inspections as well as clean, fuel, add oil and de-ice fluid, update chart subscriptions, etc.
Move aircraft safely and efficiently on the Cirrus ramp
All other duties as assigned

 

Required Education, Experience Or License

Current and active FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI and CFII) required
Current 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical required
1000 hours acting as instructor required

 

Preferred Education, Experience Or License

IFR in congested airspace, mountain flying, extensive IMC, international flight, and night experience preferred
350 hours Cirrus Aircraft experience preferred
Hold CSIP or equivalent preferred

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Or Abilities

Proven record of successful flight instruction commensurate with experience required
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills required
Courseware development experience is preferred
Presentation skills
Professional appearance
Identify and effectively communicate pilot progression, deficiencies, barriers, and needs using the common language of the Fundamentals of Instruction

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.

This opportunity is located in McKinney, Texas, located just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas. McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. A 2019 population of 190,000 is one of the fastest growing cities in America. Beautiful tree-lined streets, diverse residential neighborhoods, outstanding educational opportunities, a robust business environment, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community make McKinney truly stand out. The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. Money Magazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Hiring POC: Lisa Christiansen
Hiring POC Phone: +1 218-529-7200

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Cirrus Aircraft

Hiring POC

Lisa Christiansen
+1 218-529-7200
LChristiansen@cirrusaircraft.com BTetzloff@cirrusaircraft.com JCuoco@cirrusaircraft.com

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