Vinnell Arabia Instructor Pilot AH-6I in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Maintenance Examiner (ME)/Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) functions as the Aviation Maintenance Examiner (ME)/ Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) under the direction of the AH-6i Standardization Instructor Pilot. Responsible for Training and Evaluating MTP’s and ME candidates. Maintaining records pertaining to said training and evaluations. Ensure course material and training standards remain current with industry standards for compliance. Maintain accurate status of all trainee’s progression and timelines for completion that support customer objectives. Responsible for performing Maintenance Test Flights (MTF), Maintenance Operational Checks (MOC), conducting in-flight troubleshooting and verifications of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of maintenance inspections, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems as directed. Correctly complete all required aircraft maintenance forms, records, and aircraft log books entries. Conduct briefings with flight crew members and maintenance personnel in support of the various ME/MTP aircraft operations as stated above.

A. Duties/responsibilities:

  1. Train and evaluate Maintenance Test Pilots and Maintenance Examiner candidates.

  2. Develop and maintain training material as needed to align with customer requirements for the development and validation of MTPs and MEs.

  3. Ensures accurate record of all trainees are maintained and a training plan is developed to meet customer needs in support of continuation training.

  4. Works within maintenance Quality Control processes, procedures, and standards.

  5. Ensures that Maintenance Test Flight activities and procedures are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements as directed.

  6. Coordinates Maintenance Test Flights through the Maintenance Manager and Base Operations as directed.

  7. Supports a professional development program in support of the Saudi Ministry of the National Guard (MNG).

  8. Ensures all Maintenance Test Flight operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.

  9. Other duties as required.

B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objective within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Reports to the AH-6i Standardization Instructor Pilot. Responsible for all trainees placed under supervision.


A. Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required.

  1. Successfully completed the Aviation Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase I and II or AMOC Phase Iⅈ equivalency evaluation and Maintenance Examiner appointment by the US Army Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization (DES) or DES designee, IAW AR DCMA Instruction 8210.1 (AR-95-20) and AR 95-1.

B. Experience:

  1. Completed AH-6i Series or military equivalent (OH58, AH-64 series) United States Army Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC). Former experience as an MTP in OH-58 or AH-64.

  2. Ensures that Maintenance Test Flight activities and procedures are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established operational readiness (OR) rates IAW contractual requirements in the absence of qualified MTPs.

  3. Experience in a desert environment preferred.

  4. Operated as a Maintenance Examiner in a military rotary-wing airframe.

  5. Current commercial rotary-wing certification with instrument rating and 2000 total turbine helicopter flight hours with 500 maintenance related hours.

C. Specific knowledge, skills, and ability:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in rotary wing aviation operations and instruction, inclusive of maintenance, aviation logistics and flight operations.

  2. Successfully pass the FAA Class II Flight Physical upon hire, and annually thereafter.

  3. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms and records and other aircraft related documentation.

  4. Demonstrated past performance and experience as an ME/MTP with organizational staff experience.

  5. Ability to communicate both orally and written.

  6. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members.

  7. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.

  8. Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.

  9. Possess a valid driver’s license and passport.

ID: 2016-2147

Location: SA-Riyadh

Category: Aviation Training & Support