Maintenance Test Pilot/Regional Relief Pilot – Indianapolis Jobs in Indianapolis, IN at Metro Aviation

Title: Maintenance Test Pilot/Regional Relief Pilot – Indianapolis

Company: Metro Aviation

Location: Indianapolis, IN

*$2,000 Sign-On Bonus*
*$5,000 Retention Bonus*

Metro Aviation is seeking a Helicopter Maintenance Test Pilot/Regional Relief Pilot in support of the University of Indiana Health LifeLine program.
Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality traditional aircraft operations, completions, and maintenance so that we will:

Allow our customers to safely and effectively accomplish their mission profile,
Allow our employees to exercise their talents and maximize their potential, and
Ensure the financial stability of the corporation.

Our goal is to find qualified candidates who value our mission and contribute to our overall safety culture.
We invest in the well-being of our employees. The following FREE benefits are offered to all full-time employees: family health and prescription insurance, family dental insurance, family vision insurance, life insurance, short-term disability, and an Employee Assistance Program.

The Maintenance Test Pilot/Program Relief Pilot is responsible for providing relief to bases within the Alleghany program as well as completing various tasks in support of Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC) and Allegheny LifeFlight program (i.e. general maintenance test flights, aircraft ferry, charter, and duty assignments).


Directly responsible for, and is the final authority regarding the assigned aircraft operation at all times.
Serve as liaison between Metro Aviation and Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC) or other Metro maintenance facility as assigned; coordinates with the PAC Director of Part 145 Maintenance to ensure all concerns/complaints and requests that are within the scope of responsibility are attended to and immediately escalates all other concerns/complaints or requests to the Allegheny ASM.
Perform duties in a professional and courteous manner to include interaction with customers, co-workers, Metro Aviation management, and the general public.
Maintain qualification of and may be assigned the duties and responsibilities of Pilot‐In‐Command.
Maintain a work and training schedule as set forth by Metro Aviation and be prepared to occasionally serve extra duty shifts, when called upon, due to Metro Aviation or PAC timelines and requirements.
Attend Metro Aviation or PAC meetings as required.
Comply with all directives and guidance of the Metro Aviation General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Policy & Procedures, Company Bulletins, Federal Aviation Regulations and any other guidance/directives/regulations as applicable and/or PAC policy and procedures as applicable.
Perform pre-flight, in-flight, post-flight procedures and verify weight and balance in accordance with RFM, Metro Aviation, or Metro Maintenance facility procedures as appropriate.
Perform operational ground checks, taxi checks, hover checks, functional check flights, general and limited maintenance flights, confirmation check flights of aircraft and aircraft systems undergoing maintenance and determines, in accordance with RFM, FAA ADs, FAA SBs, and PAC procedures, the airworthiness of an aircraft prior to its release.
Perform troubleshooting procedures of an aircraft on the ground and in flight, and makes appropriate (verbal or written) recommendations to assist maintenance personnel in correcting deficiencies.
Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
Ensure proper documentation is chronicled for aircraft release to customer.
Performs ferry flights as required.
Maintains proficiency in basic flight maneuvers, appropriate aircraft emergency procedures and instrument flying, if applicable, for model flown consistent with Metro requirements.

May delegate any function (by approval of the Director of Operations) but retains responsibility


Effective oral and written communication skills
Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
Ability to create an environment that demonstrates teamwork and professionalism with diverse personalities and professional backgrounds
Ability to maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with internal and external customers
Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong initiative
Proficient in directing, guiding, and evaluating personnel
Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products


Required Certificates

FAA Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Certificate and Instrument Helicopter Rating (ATP Rotorcraft Preferred)
FAA 2nd Class Medical, (1st Class required at some locations)
Valid Driver’s License

Minimum Required Experience

Total Flight Time = 2,000 hours
Total Pilot-In-Command = 1,000 hours Rotorcraft
Cross Country Flight Time= 500 hours
Night Flight Time= 100 hours, including 50 hours night unaided
Instrument Flight Time= 75 hours (50 in flight)
Turbine Helicopter = 500 hours
Single Pilot IFR operations
Night Vision Google operatins

Preferred Experience & Education

Bachelor’s degree or higher in aviation management preferred but not required
At least three (3) years’ in Part 135 operations
Part 135 management
Night Vision Google operations


Prolonged periods of standing, sitting, and walking
Ability to conduct activities requiring a moderate to a rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching, and lifting
Capable of lifting 40 pounds floor to bench height
Ability to hear and respond to routine aircraft noises
Ability to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit when requested
Require close and distant visual capability
Periodic hands to key ability (typing)


Temperature controlled office
Exposure to outdoor aircraft facility with potential cold and hot temperatures
Exposure to running aircraft and refueling systems


Full Time
5/2 work days / 2,190 hours per year
Workover available when necessary
Travel when necessary

*Metro Aviation does not have a Visa Sponsorship program at this time*

Metro Aviation is committed to employees, customers, and the community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures that foster a work environment where differences are respected and employees are treated fairly.
Metro Aviation prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Metro Aviation and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.

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