Aviation Services Manager in West Palm Beach, FL at PAE

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aviation Services Manager

Aviation Services Manager

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities.  In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

Responsible for performing a variety of professional functions in support of Aviation Services for the AUTEC project.


  • Responsible for the management of PAE aviation operations and maintenance, including the establishment of corporate policies and procedures, and has the authority to carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned.
  • Issues Safety Directives or Advisories to helicopter flight crewmembers regarding S-61 aircraft operations or related subjects as required.
  • Directs all policies and planning of the departments with PAE to ensure smooth functional operation.
  • Coordinates U.S. Navy AUTEC requirements for aviation services and supervises/manages the implementation of those requirements into Company Operations, Maintenance, Accounting and Administrative Departments.
  • Coordinates directly with other Division/Department Managers to develop policies and methods to ensure efficient achievement of corporate objectives and is responsible for carrying out resulting PAE Policies.
  • Promotes and encourages safety in all areas and ensures that all instructions pertinent to safety are properly observed. Issues safety directives or advisories to flight crewmembers on aircraft or operations related subjects as required.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of proposed new aircraft and approval of modifications to current equipment.  Formulates policies and procedures governing aircraft maintenance, providing for the safe, efficient and economical conduct of such operations.  Effect cost and quality control of the maintenance functions and materials.
  • Coordinates U.S. Navy AUTEC requirements for helicopter services and manages the implementation of those requirements into the respective operations and maintenance departments.
  • Responsible for evaluation, development and planning of personnel rules, wage evaluation and budgeting for the Operations, maintenance and Inspection Departments for optimum efficiency.
  • Reviews overall maintenance effort to ensure maximum safety and operating efficiency at an acceptable cost level.
  • Ensures that FAA and the Company regulations, policies and procedures are followed.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, Director of Maintenance and Air Operations Department Manager on company operational requirements.
  • Coordinates with the Air Operations Department Manager for all phases of fixed-wing Air Operations support and aviation sub-contract coordination.
  • Reports to the Technical Operations Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • College degree from an accredited institution preferred. 
  • Must have experience in the operation of heavy multi-engine helicopters. 10 years/3000 hours preferred.
  • Must have experience in parts 135 and 133 external load operations. 
  • Explicit training in helicopter operations and external load operations required. 
  • Must be able to obtain type rating in the S61N Helicopter within six months from time of hire.
  • Commercial & Instrument License in category (rotor wing) required. 
  • Minimum of 2,000 hours of turbine powered helicopter flight time and 500 hours as a pilot in command of turbine powered helicopters of at least 10,000 pounds gross takeoff weight required. 
  • Must have current second class medical. 
  • Previous experience as a Safety Officer preferred. 
  • Previous FAR 135 Instructor Qualification preferred.
  • Some requirements may be waived for applicants with significant experience directly related to the mission.
  • Sikorsky Helicopter experience preferred. 
  • S-61/H3 experiences a plus. 
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot Rating.
  • Additional instructor ratings preferred. 
  • Ability to handle multiple work assignments, work with little supervision and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to travel as assigned by the company.
  • Lift, carry, push and pull up to 25 pounds of equipment of varying types.
  • Must be physically fit and able to climb helicopter and able to work in a high heat environment.
  • Hazmat training and experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance; US Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.
  • A valid US Passport and Driver’s License is required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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