UAV Instructor/Operator FLEXPoway, California
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. This is a FLEX position requiring 50% travel on average annually. Employee will deploy from their home base and can live anywhere in the US. The incumbent must be able to onboard and deploy immediately.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Act as a Instructor Operator for General Atomics contractor pilot training program. Responsible for training and qualifying all contractor pilots hired to support the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System including initial qualification, transition, upgrade training, standardization, and no notice evaluations.
- 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.
- Typically requires education al training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency and two or more years 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 two (200) hundred hours in a UGCS/OSGCS of which fifty (50) hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification
- Graduate of DA or DES IO Course
- 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.
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