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Job Title:                PMEL Training Coordinator

Department:           Training

Reports To:            Project Manager of PPITS

Location:                Tukwila, WA

FLSA Status:          Salary Non-Exempt

PPI Technical Services Background

PPI Technical Services is a company of defense and industry leaders. Our team is made up of former military technicians and leaders as well as accomplished business managers across the globe. The combined experience and success of PPI Technical Services’ managers gives our customers confidence and the trust they deserve to deliver the results they expect.


This position plays a key role in leading as the point of contact for all training activities for Precision Aerospace Products company employees, as well as contracted customer groups. This position will participate in the development, administration, coordination, implementation and monitoring of training efforts.  Additionally, the Training Coordinator delivers hands-on and classroom training and support to internal and external customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some or all of the following and are not intended to be all-inclusive. PPI reserves the right to change, add or delete responsibilities and duties as seen fit.  An employee’s specific job duties, priorities, and performance expectations are detailed in his/her individual performance plan.

  • Reports directly to the Project Manager of PPI Technical Services on status of training, project performance, and milestone completion.
  • Responsible for direct training coordination, lesson planning, and physical training of OCONUS customers.
  • Communicates effectively with students to identify needs and evaluate capabilities via personalized needs assessments.
  • Tailors and shapes training plan to support customer mission requirements.
  • Reviews mission essential TMDE and those items impact on backshop workload.
  • Ensures all calibration and certification of TMDE is to technical data specifications, while also ensuring traceability to USAF standards.
  • Directly responsible for ensuring equipment maintenance is conducted using theories of operation, block diagrams, schematics, and/or software diagnostics.
  • Oversees the creation of an inventory of calibrated equipment, tracks warranties, and ensures technical compliance using most current technical manuals.
  • Oversees hazardous material/waste to ensuring proper handling, labeling, and disposal.
  • Evaluates procedures for storage, inventory, and inspection of calibrated equipment as it is received.
  • Develops and continually evaluates shop workload planning, budget, and support agreements to ensure successful training completion.
  • Identifies weaknesses and problem areas in training plans, evaluation and training activities and schedules.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency.
  • Follow work rules and standard safety regulations at all times.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applying common sense understanding to carry out detailed and complicated written or oral instructions. Manages problems involving many variables in sometimes difficult and stressful situations. Examples include: resolving staff conflicts, dealing with sometimes irate and impatient users, and managing many simultaneous high priority projects and user requests.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management, or Aeronautics.  10-12 years practical work experience in lieu of a degree acceptable.


  • Must be able to provide evidence of the completion the USAF Specialty Codes for basic PMEL course (AFSC 2P031), and preferably AFSC 2P051, AFSC 2P071, and AFSC 2P091.
  • 5+ years management, strong communication, and interpersonal skills in instruction and training.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with regard to project timeline and financial constraints.
  • 5-10 years hands-on aviation PMEL technical experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAF PMEL principles and systematic workflow.


Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Attention to detail, ability to balance multiple work assignments; organized work habits; ability to work independently; Ability to analyze situations, research problems and answers, and present solutions to internal and external customers; ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills; professional telephone manner required.  High proficiency with major software programs: e.g. MS Office Suite.


  • A&P Mechanic a plus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate as found in typical office environments.  Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time or live OCONUS.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. This position requires domestic and international travel  50% of the time.

PPI Technical Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.