Responsible for ensuring all equipment functions properly and is maintained in accordance with OEM guidelines. Must be familiar with all facets of the operation and be able to operate, talk to, and work in support of mission requirements.
Perform preflight checklists and participate in mission briefings.
Review Airspace requirements and operate systems safely and within requirements of applicable flight regulations as required by the OEM, Military, Unit and specific location requirements.
Operates UAS and monitors UAS functional systems
Responds to emergency procedures as required.
Operates various sensor systems as required by the mission.
Participates in post mission debriefing. Completes appropriate forms and prepares for following days operations.
Utilizes checklist and appropriate operations manuals to operate the UAV safely
Assists with various maintenance actions as required by the Site Manager.
Other duties as assigned or required.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must be able to pass FAA Ground School.
FAA Class II Flight Physical required
Secret Clearance required.
Preferred qualifications include:
Prior Pilot or higher (Commercial/ Instrument/ CFI/ CFII)
Prior military service, Mission Commander experience, knowledge of civilian and military airspace, Imagery Analyst Intelligence school
Previous deployment experience with a UAS.
Advanced proficiency with MS Office required.
Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process.
Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Work is based in a busy aviation environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00, however some extended or weekend hours may be required, and work schedule will vary. Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally. Travel to high threat/ high risk areas required.
Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 70 lbs. Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending, and kneeling throughout the work day. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
ACADEMI is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.
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