Flight Crew/Associate Flight Crew

This position will serve as on-site crewmember in support of deployed (OCONUS) UAS flight operations. Duties will include aircraft/sensor operations, mission coordinator activities, maintenance and logistical tasks in support of the Aerosonde Mk 4.7 UAS system. Perform as a Subject Matter Expert on all aspects of UAS operations. Participate in daily flight operations, site stand-ups and interface with customers. Additional duties will include emplacement, displacement, inspection and repair of associated equipment as well as proper notation of logbooks and flight records.
Primary duties will require extensive travel, both domestically and internationally including deployments and training exercises.
Operational support of deployed flight operations
Perform as a deployed Aerosonde Mk 4.7 UAS Crewmember
Travel and deploy worldwide with military forces as required
Direct interface with customer
Work in groups or independently with minimal or no supervision
Will be required to work odd shifts, weekends, and/or extended hours
Responsible for data management and generation
Provides general logistics functions
Maintain site support equipment
Troubleshoots technical problems and issues and determines technical solutions
Practice ISO 9001 principles and concepts
2 Year Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
Candidate must complete a three-week online training program hosted on Textron Systems Learning Portal. This course consists of aviation weather, basic data link theory, and general concepts of Aerosonde Operations as well as Aerosonde Simulator training. This training will not necessarily end in an offer of employment, but the performance of the students throughout this training program will be a factor in the candidate valuation process for employment potential.
Candidate must be able to safely and effectively perform the duties of an Aerosonde UAS Crewmember without supervision. Duties including flight and ground equipment setup, as well as logs and records. Candidate must have the ability to coordinate flight schedules and airspace, allocate resources, frequency deconfliction and execute other day-to-day aspects of flight operations. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing. Candidate must possess strong leadership skills. Basic computer skills are required. Computer networking experience is highly desired.
Must be a U.S. citizen with an active Secret clearance.
Minimum requirement for Associate Flight Crew is that the candidate has 1-5 years of related experience or Bachelor's degree in a related field and with at least one of the following:
UAS Operator Certificate
FAA Private Pilot Certificate
UAS Maintainer Certificate
FAA A&P Certificate
Military Aviation Maintenance (rotary or fixed wing)
Previous deployment/operational experience in a related field
Minimum requirement for Flight Crew is that the candidate has over 5 years of related experience, previous deployments in support of flight operations, leadership/management experience and holds at least two of the following:
UAS Operator Certificate
UAS Maintainer Certificate
Mission Coordinator Experience
FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate
FAA A&P Certificate
Preferred experience:
Maritime aviation and/or maintenance experience with U.S Navy or Coast Guard highly desired.
Deployed UAS operations in support of military operations
Maritime UAS operations
FAA licenses or certificates such as private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI, CFI-I, A&P
Prior military service
Top Secret security clearance

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