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CAE USA INC MH-60R Pilot/AvWO Instructor in United States

About This Role

Who We Are:

  • CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers’ training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.

  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE's Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.

  • CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

    What We Have to Offer:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance

  • A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe

  • Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions

  • Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!

    EXPAT Benefits:

  • Contract Completion Bonus

  • Annual Completion Bonus

  • Cost of Living Allowance

  • Housing Allowance

  • Annual Travel Allowance

  • And many more!


This position is for US citizens only and will be based in Nowra, Australia.

Provide MH-60R Aircraft Systems/operational/tactical procedures instruction in classroom/simulator and/or practical environments. Assist as a Subject Matter Expert in development of curriculum for courses as required. May provide additional special services such as courseware review and other additional administrative duties such as publications, safety, quality audits, scheduling, and other duties as maybe assigned, etc. The AvWO Instructor position is a unique Royal Australian Navy (RAN) crew position in the MH-60R and is the equivalent to the U.S. Navy Airborne Tactical Officer (ATO) crew position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Duties of the CI will normally involve direct CI interface with trainees, RAN Instructors and other users and/or trainers/equipment (when a CI is manning trainer/equipment instructor station(s) or providing direct classroom instruction).

  • Conduct scheduled CI led/supported training for Training Device and Systems Training (including briefs and debriefs) using traditional and modern tools such as interactive white boards, computers and video projector systems.

  • Evaluate and document student training/mission performance as required.

  • Evaluate and record trainer performance in accordance with established Commonwealth criteria.

  • Review curriculum, assess and recommend improvements to the training program via the appropriate training management officials.

  • Provide classroom instruction and recommendations for improvement, to include tests and test materials, lesson plans, and trainee guides under the guidelines of current directives.

  • Conduct training device operation instruction to personnel as necessary, to include briefing, debriefing and grading/assessments.

  • Assist in training device testing/evaluation associated with periodic qualification or introduction of new or modified systems or Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) as they affect the training system.

  • Provide academic instruction to include Instructor led lecture discussion for self-paced Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), Computer Based Training (CBT), etc. in support of courses required for the RAN MH-60R.

  • Assist with training device inspections and qualification programs and other special projects, as required, to include mishap re-creation and testing.

  • Maintenance and improvement of Curriculum/Syllabus/Testing. Update, modify, and maintain currency of mission scenarios to support specific training. Assess training, syllabus, and mission scenarios for effectiveness and recommend improvements to the training program to the Government.

  • Assist in updating/creation of feedback information methodology to use for students undergoing training.

  • Update and recommend new testing instruments to identify training baseline and measure proficiency of training objectives as approved by the Commonwealth in consultation with the COR.

  • Make recommendations for update(s) and maintain interim changes to curriculum material(s), including but not limited to, tests and test materials, lesson plans, and trainee guides under the guidelines of current Commonwealth directives.

  • Review syllabi and recommend changes to the lessons based on NATOPS changes, engineering changes, and evolving mission areas changes.

  • Provide assistance in the validation of training device discrepancies and corrective actions.

  • Participate in airworthiness boards when requested by the Commonwealth.

  • Assist with the resolution of airworthiness corrective action requests in accordance with AAP 7001.048.

  • Introduce and explain the operation, capabilities and limitations of respective device(s)/training equipment and the aircraft simulated to various tour groups and individuals as may be required by the Government and the Commonwealth.

  • Assist in maintaining the Tactical/Technical Publications Library.

  • Attend required scheduled meetings (e.g., Scheduling, Standardization, Commonwealth Instructor Pilot/Aircrew, and Intelligence Updates).

  • Performs administrative duties such as record keeping, monitoring student progress, counseling, quality assurance, safety, security, and maintenance of training programs and equipment.

  • Must be physically able to enter simulator, experience simulator motion and take cognizance of attendees’ safety when on board the simulator.

  • Must be able to stand up and conduct academic instruction in simulator and classrooms for up to six hours each day.

  • Must maintain proficiency in operation of essential MH-60R Aircrew Training Devices.

  • Aviation instruction is a highly specialized function that requires the instructor to have prior aircraft operating experience and the ability to hold creditability and the attention of the customer attendees.

  • Must acquire and maintain instrument, take-off, landing, and emergency procedure proficiency.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of 500 command hours on multi engine, multi crew, medium helicopter, or Conduct of Training Authority agreed equivalent. (Recent experience as an MH-60R Instructor or Evaluator desired.)

  • Minimum of two (2) years instructional experience in an aircrew training environment on military rotary wing platforms.

  • Must have completed at least one sea-going tour.

  • Minimum ACTC Level IV highly desired.

  • ASW dipping sonar experience highly desired.

  • Seahawk Weapons Tactics Instructor (SWTI) highly desired.

  • Must possess the qualifications and experience necessary to be able to be authorized by the HQ-FAA Chief Aircrew examiner or delegate as a competent simulator instructor in all MH-60R curriculum sequences in the TOFT, OFT & WTT.

  • Must have previous anti-submarine and surface warfare experience.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

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

  • Incumbent must be eligible for a US DoD Personal Security Clearance.

  • Instructors shall be assessed as Competent to Instruct (C2I) by CO 725 SQN, or delegate, to train MH-60R AvWOs and Aircrew in Synthetic Training Devices.

  • Instructors shall undergo, and be required to pass, a periodic instructor assessment, in accordance with Standing Instructions (Navy Aviation), by a relevant HQ-FAA Chief Aircrew examiner or delegate.

  • Instructors shall undergo and pass, a periodic MH- 60R simulator check flight, in accordance with Standing Instructions (Navy Aviation), by CO 725 SQN or delegate.

  • Required to maintain an annual Authority to Instruct (A2I), certification in accordance with Standing Instructions (Navy Aviation) standards.

  • Must be willing to participate in regular Peer Reviews conducted both internally and well as in conjunction with the 725 SQN

    Language Skills

Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. 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 desirable.

Security Responsibilities

Must comply with 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 a US DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment

  • Work in a regular office environment; communicate via personal computer, telephone and fax.

  • Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock and from moving mechanical parts driven by high power server mechanisms.

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

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Domestic and international travel as required.

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

  • Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top of or under machinery.

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

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 (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) .

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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 Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As "One CAE," we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at rh-hr@cae.com .

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.