AAR CORP WASS Training Manager (Afghanistan) in BAGRAM, Afghanistan

Title: WASS Training Manager (Afghanistan)

Location: Afghanistan-Bagram

Job Number: 7897


Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing all common-core training activities on the contract, including the training of all contract personnel for their positions, plans and programs to train Foreign Nation personnel in relevant aviation and aviation support tasks and ensuring all contract and Foreign Nation personnel meet all customer established training requirements. Set departmental goals and objectives as a critical part of meeting or exceeding the companys mission and obligation. Supervise all Training personnel in the performance of their duties and ensure they are functioning as a cohesive team in order to accomplish the departments assigned mission.


  • Plan, coordinate and manage all training activities in support of the global contract other than flight training.

  • Direct the training process and manage its effectiveness to efficiently produce the highest caliber of employee in a timely manner

  • Ensure personnel are appropriately trained to perform their duties on the contract before being deployed

  • Ensure the relevance, accuracy and compliance of all specified and contract required training.

  • Support and assist training at overseas site(s) to achieve all contract required objectives.

  • Develop and implement future training plans and programs to meet all emerging customer specified requirements to include programs and projects designed to achieve self-sustaining status for designated Foreign National organizations and their personnel following a period of U.S. training assistance.

  • Manage and standardize all instructors and ensure they are well prepared, qualified and the proper tools are in place for those individuals to perform their assigned work functions.

  • Ensure all training records are accurate and meet regulatory compliance.

  • Maintain and manage an integrated training schedule and ensure it is accurate and well distribute to all stakeholders.

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on training regulatory matters and respond to questions from senior management, customers, and students as appropriate.

  • Establish training staffing levels commensurate with current and projected workload.

  • Seek, sell and implement training industry developments and best practices to improve the quality and effectiveness of customer required training at lower cost- Assist the Operations Manager when required in the performance of duties or decision making process.

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.

  • Perform routine OCONUS travel and within CONUS travel as required.

  • Position requires a U.S. security clearance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.A./B.S. degree from four-year college or university in a related field and/or combination of education and related experience.

  • Graduate of formal instructor course is mandatory with military or commercial certificate.


  • Aviation, training or maintenance MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent desired.


  • Equivalent experience defined as at least 12 years in military aviation, DOD or FMS programs, aerospace education, technical training, security assistance training or commercial aviation training as a training manager, instructional technologist, technical instructor, courseware developer, course manager, training specialist, analyst or coordinator at a resident technical school, field training center, international training program, flight training or commercial aviation training facility, or at least 15 years equivalent experience without a degree.

  • Strong English speaking and written communication skills.


  • Recent direct experience, within the last five years, planning, developing, managing and conducting training of foreign nationals in aviation-related programs is highly desired.



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


  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  11. Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  12. Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  13. Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran