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Title:  College of Flight Ground Instructor


Orlando, FL, US, 32827

Req ID:  46903

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Position Summary

The Ground School Instructor provides ground instruction to initial, upgrading, transitioning and recurrent JetBlue Pilots and Gateway Select trainees. The Ground School Instructor is responsible for assisting the College of Flight Supervisor of Curriculum Development in the development, maintenance and delivery of courseware used in all ground school phases of training at the College of Flight. The Ground School Instructor works with subject-matter experts at JetBlue University to ensure all courseware is technically correct and provides instructors with the tools required to provide high-quality training.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide ground school instruction in aircraft specific and general Pilot operational subjects
  •  Assists the Curriculum Supervisor in development and maintenance of assigned curricula, and meeting all production deadlines. This includes the content of courseware materials for flight training, ground training, home-study, briefings, grade forms, etc.
  • Assist the College of Flight in maintaining publications and courseware.
  • 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)
  • 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 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

  • One (1) year of previous FAR Part 135, FAR Part 121, military instructional/training experience or equivalent classroom facilitation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or related field
  • Background in airline flight operations, technical operations/maintenance, or dispatch training.
  • Commercial pilot certificate with Instrument rating, A&P certificate, or Dispatch Certificate
  • Human Factors and Safety background
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and/or Teams
  • Familiarity with curriculum development tools and software.
  • Video production and editing experience
  • Experience in program implementation
  • Teaching or instructional background


Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • 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 and/or security 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))



  • Computer and other office equipment
  • Audio and video recording equipment
  • Normal classroom equipment
  • Full Flight Simulators
  • Flight Training Devices


Work Environment:

  • Normal Office Environment
  • Airports Environment
  • Hangar
  • Some simulated aircraft level noise
  • Irregular shift work, training center is operated twenty four (24) hours per day and seven (7 ) days per week
  • Occasional temporary work assignments in New York or subbases
  • Physical Effort:
  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)


JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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