Flight Instructor Simulator Instructor

Jetblue - Posted 5 months ago
$88k-100k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Flight Instructor salary records


Orlando, FL

Flight Operations
no experience required
Company size
22k employees

Flight Instructor Job description

The Simulator Instructor provides flight, ground instruction, and evaluations to initial, upgrading, transitioning and recurrent JetBlue Pilots and Gateway Select trainees.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide flight instruction and evaluations in a full-motion flight simulator and flight training devices
  • Provide ground school instruction in aircraft-specific and general Pilot operational subjects
  • Assist with courseware development and other collateral duties associated with Pilot flight training
  • Identify and recall JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS), Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents, or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Safety Action Report(SAR)
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Unrestricted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with an airplane category and multiengine class ratings
  • 1500 hours total flight time in aircraft (including turbine helicopter, but excluding simulator and Flight Engineer)
  • 500 hours in fixed-wing airplanes
  • One (1) year as an instructor or check airman in a certificate holder’s approved program OR One (1) year as Pilot in Command or Second in Command in a turbojet aircraft 
  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the ability to use bowsers effectively including iOS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer and electronic tablet devices 
  • Able to read and comprehend guidance as found in required manuals
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Able to work varying schedules including reserve duty, weekends, evenings, holidays, and last-minute drafting
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • FAA Medical (Will receive seniority number if eligible)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airbus A320, A220 or Embraer E190 aircraft type rating
  • Check Airman or Simulator Instructor experience in turbojet aircraft

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Normal Office Environment
  • Full Flight Motion Simulator
  • Irregular shift work, the training center is operated twenty-four (24) hours per day and seven (7 ) days per week
  • Occasional temporary work assignments in New York or sub-bases
  • Occasional on-call/reserve duty
  • Full-Time instructors are scheduled for 12 days off per month. 
  • Eligible candidates may receive a seniority number 

Physical Effort: 

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

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