Flight Ops Flight Instructor

Southwest Airlines Dallas, Texas
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March 18, 2023
Southwest Airlines
Dallas, Texas
Department:Flight OperationsOur Company Promise We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.Job Description:All of Southwest's People come together to deliver on our Purpose; Connecting People to what's important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. The Flight Operations (Flight Ops) Flight Instructor supports the Flight Ops Department by providing flight operations training to Pilots in accordance with FARs, Advanced Qualification Program Manual (AQPM), Flight Operations Training Manual (FOTM), and Company requirements/agreements. This role conducts training in the classroom and in simulators to ensure Pilots have the knowledge and hands-on experience to provide our Customers with a safe and reliable flight. The Flight Operations Flight Instructor has great interpersonal and communication skills which help them facilitate proper flight instructions.As a Flight Operations Flight Instructor, you can expect:Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights-your eligible dependents too.Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck.*Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit.**Explore more Benefits you'll love: U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. required and no current or future work authorization sponsorship available.For eligible Leadership and individual contributor roles, additional bonus opportunities are available and awarded at the discretion of the Company.Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We continue to look for opportunities to reflect the communities we serve, and welcome applicants with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences.Job SummaryProvide Flight Operations training in accordance with FARs, Advanced Qualification Program Manual (AQPM), Flight Operations Training Manual (FOTM), and Company requirements/agreements.ResponsibilitiesPrepare and conduct classroom and simulator training in accordance with FARs, Training Policies / Manuals, and Company requirements.Facilitate pilot learningDevelop and create instructional and evaluation media/materials for support of training programsMaintain course material and procedural integrity through self-study, skills practice, critique review, and instructor meetingsMay perform other job duties as directed by Employee's LeadersKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge and experience in the operation of training equipment that includes computer based training workstationsKnowledge of Microsoft Office programsKnowledge of flight training instructional duties along with a good working knowledge of FAR training requirementsMust possess excellent English verbal communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to read technical aircraft documents, follow technical instructions, learn and understand new technical concepts and prepare written technical documents that will convey information or guidance to others in an understandable mannerAbility to accomplish accurate work under tight time constraints while maintaining a high degree of flexibilityAbility to work various assigned hours as necessary, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, with a rotating assigned work schedule to cover the operational hours (which includes 365 day a year up to 24 hours a day)EducationRequired: High School Diploma or GEDExperienceRequired: Flying experience operating an aircraftLicensing/CertificationRequired: Valid motor vehicle licenseRequired: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) ratingPhysical AbilitiesMust have vision ability to view and read computer/video/flight deck displays on a frequent basisMust be able to participate in the FAR directed Line Observation Program and be able to enter and exit the aircraft under normal and emergency conditionsMust be able to enter and exit the flight simulator, cabin simulator or mock-up, briefing rooms under normal and emergency conditionsMust be able to sit in the simulator uninterrupted for up to 4 hoursAbility to perform work duties from limited space work station/desk/office area for extended periods of timeAbility to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the jobAbility to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the jobAbility to move/transport 25 lbs on an occasional basis (under 50%)Ability to work at elevated heights and operate a Flight SimulatorAbility to manipulate applicable flight controls at full deflectionAbility to pass annual flight evaluationAbility to converse/present/facilitate for up to 8 hoursAbility to make/receive audible call outs in classroom and/or simulator settingsOther QualificationsMust maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelinesMust be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelinesMust be at least 23 years of ageMust have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, without requiring sponsorship now or in the futureMust have a professional behavior on and after Company hours and at Company eventsMust be able to work rotating shifts, holidays, and overtimeMust meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary and sensitive Company informationAir travel with overnight stays requiredAbility to work extended hours as needed*401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan's vesting schedule and applicable IRS limits **ProfitSharing contributions are subject to plan's vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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