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Sensor Operator Deployable FLEX Schedule
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Sensor Operator - Deployable /FLEX Schedule
Job Category: Pilots
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly
Travel Percentage Required: 50% - 75%
Clearance Required?: Yes
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) an affiliate of General Atomics is a world leader in proven reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
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 a Sensor Operator to join our Flight Operations division located in our El Mirage Facility near Palmdale California! This is a flex position and must be able to deploy both CONUS and OCONUS in support of Company Projects. This position requires you to be available for deployment assignments domestically and internationally at any time and for varying lengths of time. You generally will be deployed for approximately 12 to 16 weeks and then placed on leave for approximately 12 weeks in between deployments.
Under close supervision this position is responsible for the operation of the sensor/payload on the UAV during all phases of ground and flight operations. The sensor operator will also serve as a crewmember of the UAV assisting the Pilot-In-Command (PIC) as directed for safe operation of the aircraft to include reading checklists assisting in emergencies and effective crew resource management. The sensor operator will assist the PIC with mission planning briefing mission execution ground and flight safety and debriefing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Assists the PIC in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning execution briefing debriefing aircrew resource management and safety.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
+ Must have the ability to deploy CONUS/OCONUS.
+ Operates the payload of the UAV on the ground and in flight in support of customer requirements and successful execution of the mission.
+ Assist the PIC in complying with all governing regulations including service guidance company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
+ 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.
+ Other duties as assigned or required.
+ Typically requires a High School diploma or equivalent and three or more years sensor operator experience or experience with the operation of complex integrated systems preferably airborne sensors.
+ Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.
+ Must demonstrate a general understanding of UAVs tactical reconnaissance and aviation principles.
+ Must possess: (1) ability to obtain a DOD secret clearance as well as customer specific clearances(s); (2) ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS; (3) ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate; (4) strong analytical interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees military and civilian customers contractors and aircrew; (5) the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information; and (6) general knowledge of computer operations and applications.
+ 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.
+ US citizenship is required.
+ Additional education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a two year technical degree or trade school equivalency and six months of deployed UAV operational experience is strongly desired.
+ Ability to pass Pre/Post Deployment Medical and Dental Examinations.
General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race color religion gender pregnancy sex sexual orientation gender identity gender expression national origin age genetic information protected veteran status disability or any other basis protected by local state or federal law.
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