Department overview

The Flight Operations team includes aircraft pilots and pilot support.

Flight Simulator Technician

This Technician position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement governed in accordance with the UA/IBT Flight Simulator Technicians Agreement. The department operates 24/7/365 and Technicians have a seniority based bid schedule with rotating days off.

Job overview and responsibilities

Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, and testing of Flight Simulation Training Devices used in pilot training
Includes Flight Simulator Training Device (FSTD) prefights, tests and inspection, discrepancy troubleshooting, maintenance, calibration, fabrication, repair and overhaul on FSTD’s and sub-systems
Additional duties also include maintenance of simulated aircraft systems, test and inspection of equipment to circuit board and component level hardware used in the maintenance and repair of FSTD equipment at the Denver Flight Training Center
FSTs shall perform Qualification Test Guide (QTG) testing as required to maintain FSTD’s to their FAA Qualification Level
Runs diagnostics and uses results for isolation of problems
Repairs and aligns visual display systems
Performs functional testing of control loading systems and can repair or adjust system to FAA standards
Uses all available data and sources to verify simulated systems operation. Assist in identifying update requirements
Works with minimum supervision. Produces results to a consistently high standard
Follows established OSHA and EPA guidelines and insures that the workplace is maintained in a clean and safe condition
Works well with all levels of management
Consistent in maintaining required documentation. Provides accurate and timely updates

High School Diploma/GED or education equivalent
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
Must be capable of determining the status of a device through the use of diagnostics and standard troubleshooting techniques and to make appropriate corrections and repairs
Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays
Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United's Policies and guidelines
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

Five years of hands on experience in maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting simulators including computer, input/output devices, motion & control loading systems, visual systems & peripheral devices, experienced preferably with CAE and L3 FSTDs
2 year degree or higher in a related field
Understands FAA testing requirements and be capable of performing all systems and flight test necessary to confirm simulator compliance
Understands theory of visual projection systems, image generating systems, and environment generation techniques
Experience working in a 121 or 142 operator’s environment
Understands application of aerodynamic data
Starting hourly rate is $52.07 (subject to collective bargaining agreement)

(internal note: starting rate based on lowest hourly rate per CBA)

Bonus eligible: yes

At United, we offer a competitive compensation package, with benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life, accident and disability, employee assistance program, commuter, paid holidays, paid time off, 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, pension, and flight privileges. Benefits are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.