FTU Manager at CAE USA

Posted in Management 18 days ago.

Location: Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities


Acting under the authority of the Program Manager, the Formal Training Unit (FTU) Manager is responsible for executing KC135 Training System FTU operations, including supporting CAE USA Academic Support and Contractor Logistics Support of Aircrew Training Devices (ATDs). The FTU Manager supervises the contracted effort of simulator/classroom instructors, maintenance technicians and other additional staff to ensure contract compliance. Directly supervises the CAE site Resource Coordinator, and the Maintenance and TMS Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manages site operations and all personnel assigned to maintain Aircrew Training Devices and instruct aircrews.

  • Acts as principal liaison between the assigned government Program Office/Quality Assurance Representative (PO/QAR) and the CAE USA Program Manager.

  • Acts as the Site Contract diplomat, liaison and QAR Point of contact for the USAF customer.

  • Ensures contract compliance for all site operations and maintains good working relationships with all customers.

  • Ensures on time submittal of monthly device utilization reports and all other reports as required.

  • Responsible for ensuring that adequate safety and security standards are established and maintained.

  • Participates in and plans conferences with USAF customers.

  • Ensures Fiscal Year student throughput or contracted ATD/academic training.

  • Manages the execution of yearly, monthly, and weekly training schedules.

  • Provides oversight of training programs for all personnel and is responsible for providing adequate resources.

  • Observes/evaluates instructor personnel in classroom and devices, as required.

  • Manages the site quality assurance program to ensure AS9100D compliance.

  • Responsible for monthly submittals of data to meet CDRL requirements.

  • Attends necessary weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings as required or directed by the Program Manager.

  • Represents the Company in day-to-day activities associated with site operations and local USAF base and community. This includes meetings, community planning activities, local charitable activities, and Government sponsored programs.

  • Coordinates with Training System Support Center (TSSC) Manager to meet site specific TSSC requirements for facilities and support.

  • All other duties assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide counsel, advice and guidance to management, subordinates and other internal groups on technical matters including the capabilities and limitations of current technology, facility capability and costing of effort as these items pertain to quality and process improvement.

  • Responsible for scheduling personnel, as well as managing labor and material expenditures.

  • Attends meetings, manages delivery schedules and coordinates site activities. Ensure a safe and secure work environment is established and maintained.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • At least four (4) years of previous flight operations and/or flight training management experience.

  • Eight years total flying experience, five years military experience, with at least two years flight instructor and training management experience.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word

  • Must be able to effectively deliver oral presentations to management and customers

  • Must be able to work independently and direct subordinates

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

  • Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred.

Language Skills

Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex word and technical documents/diagrams. Will be required to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints. Must be able to generate effective oral and written presentations and proposals on complex subjects.

Mathematical Skills

Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, prices, commissions, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. An ability to interpret complex customer requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is essential.

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

* Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Domestic and international travel as required.

  • Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit.

  • Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top or under training devices.

  • Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the surrounding environment.

  • Must be able to distinguish colors.

  • Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock from moving mechanical parts driven by hydraulics under high pressure.

  • Will at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, and loud noises.

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 their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

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Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.