Textron Fighter Pilot - Director of Maintenance (ATAC - Alliance, TX) in Fort Worth, Texas

Fighter Pilot - Director of Maintenance (ATAC - Alliance, TX)


About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

About ATAC

Textron Airborne Solutions provides training opportunities for military customers. Within this company is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which provides tactical flight training and adversary services. Textron’s extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource. ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots, and is the only organization certified to train the Navy’s TOPGUN program. ATAC operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents and comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups. ATAC was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.


Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) is seeking Fighter Pilots that want to fly fighter aircraft and provide tactical and adversary aggressor training as contract support for the Department of Defense.The Director of Maintenance (DOM) at ATAC’s Adversary Center of Excellence (ACE) is a pilot position that oversees all aircraft maintenance related policies, procedures, inspection programs and schedules to include manpower and finance management as well as OEM coordination and sourcing at Alliance Fort Worth and all regional operations under the purview of ACE. Required to report directly to the Vice President of ATAC ACE for all activities.

The ATAC ACE DOM will report to the Vice President of ATAC ACE, coordinate with the ACE Director of Flight Operations (DFO), The ACE Safety Manager (SM), the ACE Chief Pilot, and all ACE regional Directors of Operations (DO) for all activities related to aircraft maintenance in support of customer requirements in Alliance Fort Worth and all ACE designated Areas of Responsibility (AOR). The DOM will ensure adequate maintenance manpower, training, equipment, and parts are available in support of all flight related activities. The ACE DOM will interface with the equivalent Director of Maintenance and functional leaders at headquarters.

Job Responsibilities

  • Required to be an operationally active pilot within ATAC ACE

  • Responsible for overseeing all aviation maintenance related activities under the purview of ACE

  • Responsible for adherence to all safety regulations, policies and procedures in accordance with all Federal, State, corporate and company requirements.

  • Required to coordinate with the Director of Safety, ACE Safety Manager and ACE Ground Safety Manager regarding all maintenance related activities.

  • Responsible for all aircraft related technical data and OEM/3rdparty MRO support.

  • Responsible for all aircraft hangar and warehouse related facility issues

  • Liaise with all host base maintenance and facilities POC’s as required

  • Responsible for the oversight of all Maintenance related General Operating Procedures (GOP’s) and training.

  • Responsible for all invoicing and budgeting oversight to include expense accounting for aircraft type/model/series material support and wages of all maintenance personnel.

  • Responsible for all Maintenance personnel evaluations and submission.

  • Liaison with equivalent headquarters DOM for oversight of all company policy and procedures related to Maintenance (Flight Operations Manuals, GOP’s, maintenance manuals, and Training)

  • Responsible for providing operational risk management oversight for all maintenance activities and personnel actions as appropriate.

  • Responsible for the oversight and accuracy of the ACE Aircraft Management System.

  • Responsible for continuous evaluate of maintenance manpower requirements for ACE

  • Responsible for providing corrective action for all maintenance audits within ACE as appropriate.

  • Network with industry and government for future maintenance operations.


  • 5 years of formal Aviation Maintenance Management Experience

  • 10 years of prior Military Fighter Experience

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience

  • BS/BA Degree required

  • Command experience desired

  • Demonstrated experience or has had training in the following:

  • AMS Management Systems

  • Risk Management

  • Human factors and the decision-making process

  • Accident prevention

  • Must maintain a security clearance

  • Clear written and verbal communications

  • Ability to Organize and write procedures in a logical/methodical manner

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Work well in a team environment

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Textron Airborne Solutions (ATAC)

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Director

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 262851