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Flight Instructor - F-35 Lightning II

Government / Defence / Aerospace United States


F-35 Lightning II

Employment -  Permanent


Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level (U.S. citizenship required)

Job details

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin
  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States | N. America

Flight Instructor - F-35 Lightning II

  • Non-Rated


F-35 Lightning II

Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

In type1000 hours
Type ratingNot required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 1000 hours Fighter Flight Time in fourth and/or fifth generation fighter aircraft.
LicenseCPL, IR
Lic. AuthorityFAA
MedicalClass 2
ICAO English level6
Covid-19 vaccinationRequired where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Candidate must have active secret clearance with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years.
  • Former Instructor Pilot (IP). Candidate must have prior experience in delivering Military Pilot Academic and Simulator Training.
  • Candidate must have operational experience with advanced sensor systems such as NVS, LANTIRN, Helmet Mounted Cuing, and the latest weapons inventory.
  • Candidate must be familiar with current instructional techniques and delivery methods.
  • Candidate must show evidence of demonstrated skills in managing and directing syllabus instruction to include supervising instructors and schedulers in a flight training environment.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of military publications and an understanding of forth and/or fifth generation aircraft systems.
  • Candidate must have worked in an environment which required them to interact with multiple functional areas and personnel of a diverse nature. Use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required.
  • Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits, strong oral & written communication abilities, solid ability to organize, and a high desire to provide customer satisfaction.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience as a F-35 Contractor Instructor Pilot (CIP)
  • Past experience with F-35 pilot training curriculum
  • Familiarity with F-35 program requirements
  • F-35 system knowledge
  • Full Mission Simulator experience
  • Familiarity with the F-35 ALIS program

Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • NKX - Miramar

Job description

F-35 CIP Instructor Pilot / Pilot Training Center/MCAS Miramar, CA

This position is in support of two USMC F-35 Fleet Replacement Squadrons at Miramar.

Candidate will function as a F-35 Instructor Pilot CIP at the MCAS Miramar, CA pilot training center. Candidate will instruct academic training utilizing Electronic Mediated Lecture (EML) and/or Interactive Courseware (ICW) and instruct flight procedures in the Pilot Training Devices executing to the approved pilot training syllabus. Instructor will provide instruction using the Full Mission Simulators (FMS). The instructor will operate Instructor Operating Stations (IOS) and will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all pilot training courseware updates. The successful candidate will work closely with other members of the Lockheed Martin training teams on site to fulfill F-35 training objectives.

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Work conditions

Conditions of the role
  • Must be willing to travel, to include F-35 Enterprise training location CONUS/OCONUS for extended periods depending on operational needs and system upgrade training to the customer. Employment will be contingent on agreement and compliance with such requirements.
  • As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, Lockheed Martin will require all newly hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated before their start date.

Compensation & benefits

  • This position is under the Employee Annual Incentive Program (EAIP) which pays out a yearly bonus based on your annual employee Commit ratings and company performance.
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Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • NKX - Miramar

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