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UAV Instructor Operator

El Paso, Texas

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Overview

Pilots complete Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions while piloting Remotely Piloted Aircraft in support of our customers. Responsibilities include managing and performing all aspects of flying from planning, briefing, mission execution, debriefing, aircrew resource management and ground and flight safety. Pilots may be the primary interface between the on-site customer and teams back home and will be counted upon to solve problems.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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  • Problem Solver
  • Focused
  • Team Player
  • Responsible
  • Adaptable
  • Proactive

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Date posted 11/01/2023 Job ID 42840BR Company General Atomics Systems Integration Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title UAV Instructor Operator City El Paso State Texas Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $71,890 - $109,795

Job Summary
General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a UAV Instructor/Operator Pilot to join our Aero Services division in Fort Bliss, TX.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a Instructor Operator for General Atomics PBL US Army field support. Responsible for supporting customer organizational units in aircrew training, evaluations, and sustained flight operations.
  • Coordinates and actively participates in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.
  • May be called upon to remotely pilot vehicles to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers.
  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
  • May develop and verify procedures for use with new aircraft features and participates in the development of operational and safety procedures and training syllabus courseware.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires educational training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency and five or more years’ experience in UAV operation or aviation. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Familiarity with Army forms, records, and publications as well as Contractor Flight and Ground Operations procedures and records (DCMA 8210).
  • Must demonstrate a detailed understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories and concepts.
  • At least six hundred (600) hours in a UGCS/OSGCS of which two hundred (200) hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification
  • Graduate of DA or DES IO Course for MQ-1C Gray Eagle
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees and military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew
  • Detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications
  • Ability to maintain a FAA Class II flight physical.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team, environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Salary:$71,890 - $109,795
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret
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Benefits

  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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"I chose General Atomics because I wanted to apply my knowledge of aviation to help protect our nation in the air. The culture and atmosphere are like no company I have ever worked for. I enjoy coming to work every day."
– Mike, Airframe & Powerplant Specialist

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