DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform as Experimental Test and Evaluation Pilot.
Perform as Instructor Test Pilot and company Flight Examiner.
Perform as Pilot-in-Command of Company Unmanned Air Vehicles.
Develops and executes mission planning, briefing, mission execution and debriefing.
Instruct UAV student pilots as well as instructor pilots-in-training in all aspects of UAV ground and flight operations including academic (platform instruction) and in-flight instruction.
Ensures compliance with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations and company policies wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Consults directly with company engineering and senior management as subject matter expert in developing company product line of aircraft.
Develops and verifies procedures for use with new aircraft features.
Develops training syllabus courseware to include research, word processing and presentation development.
Other duties as assigned or required
Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to a four-year technical degree and six or more years progressively complex aviation experience. Equivalent professional aviation experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Must have a strong aviation background and demonstrate a complete understanding of technical principles, theories, and concepts. Must have excellent organization skills including planning and coordinating work assignments.
Must possess: (1) FAA Commercial Certificate with a current instrument rating; (2) strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on teamwork and verbal and written communication; (3) ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees, as well as military and civilian customers; (4) strong knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the position; and (5) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
Preferred Qualifications Previous experience including Predator, UAV and/or Military aviator or military aviation. FAA instructor rating (CFI) and (CFII) in manned aircraft.
Highly Desirable: Test pilot school graduate.
US Citizenship Required