Experience UAV Pilot Instructor (NON-DEPLOYABLE/PART-TIME)
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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: Part-Time Hourly
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced UAV Pilot Instructor to join our Aero Services Division to support operations at Grand Forks, North Dakota. This is a part-time position, it will be roughly 1040 hours per year.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Without appreciable direction, this position exercises considerable latitude in overseeing RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and ground and flight safety.
- Instructs UAV student pilots in ground and flight operations.
- Develop and verify procedures for use with new aircraft features and participates in the development of operational and safety procedures and training syllabus coursework.
- Determines compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers.
- Defines, plans, organizes and executes flight plans and schedules.
- Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
- Conducts demonstrations and participates in operational and experimental ground and flight tests of assigned UAV(s). Represents the organization with senior military and commercial customers.
- Performs as Pilot-in-Command of Company Unmanned Air Vehicles.
- Utilizes various manuals such as the Airplane Flight Manuals, Flight Crew Operating Manual, and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Job Qualifications Typically requires education al 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.
- Must demonstrate extensive understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories and concepts.
- Candidates must submit to and receive a favorably adjudicated background investigation by the DHS.
- FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and the ability to maintain instrument currency or DOD specialized remotely piloted aircraft system training / qualification documented on USAF Form 8 or equivalent.
- Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification.
- Must possess:
- 500 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification (2) one thousand (1000)UAV hours
- Ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees, including senior management and senior military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew.
- Detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications.
- Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument rating (CFII) required.
- The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
Logged flight time must include the following minimums:
- 400 manned aircraft flight hours
- 250 hours of Predator flight time, with at least 75 hours of Predator B (MQ-9)
- 25 hours of nighttime Predator B (MQ-9)
- 30 MQ-9 Predator B take offs and landings, of which at least 15 were at night;
- for all aircraft, 50 hours of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations and 50 hours Night Time operations
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
"There are challenges that require individual attention which makes every day new and different. I enjoy the complexity and the ability to address concerns or issues and seek out solutions that everyone can benefit from."– Czar, Ground Support Equipment Supervisor
"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