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MQ-9 LRE Sensor Operator

Company: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
Location: Poway
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

**MQ-9 LRE Sensor Operator**

Poway, California

**Date posted** 08/19/2022

**Job ID** 38249BR

**Company** General Atomics Systems Integration

**Experience Level** Entry-Level (0-2 years)

**Job Title** MQ-9 LRE Sensor Operator

**City** Poway

**State** California

**Full-Time/Part-Time** Full-Time Hourly

**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 an experienced MQ-9 LRE Sensor Operator to join our Aero Services Division. Employees can live in any state but must be able to deploy both CONUS and OCONUS in support of company projects. Employees in this role enjoy a Flex deployment rotation schedule of roughly 12-16 weeks working and 12 weeks off while maintaining full benefits. Flex employees work only while deployed or in a training status and receive competitive deployment compensation. Without appreciable direction, this position exercises considerable latitude in overseeing ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and ground and flight safety. Assists the Pilot-In-Command (PIC) in safe operation of the aircraft and ensures mission execution.

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


+ Oversees and may actively participate in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.

+ Operates the payload of the UAV, on the ground and in flight, in support of customer requirements and successful execution of the mission.

+ Develops and verifies procedures for use with new aircraft features; develops operational and safety procedures and training syllabus courseware.

+ Conducts demonstrations, participates in operational and experimental ground and flight tests of assigned UAV(s), and represents organization with senior military and commercial customers.

+ 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.

+ Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

**Job Qualifications:**

+ Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a High School diploma or equivalent. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.

+ Must demonstrate a basic understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories, and concepts.

+ Must possess:

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a customer specific security clearance

+ Understanding of UAVs, tactical reconnaissance and aviation principles

+ Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees and military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew

+ Basic 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.

+ Ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate250+ hours in UAV operations or aviation.

+ Ability to obtain a DOD secret clearance.

+ Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS.

+ 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.

+ Aircrew will be required to maintain the ability to deploy to all contract sites

**Travel Percentage Required** 50 - 75

**Relocation Assistance Provided** Not Provided

**US Citizenship Required?** Yes

**Clearance Required?** Desired

**Clearance Level** Secret

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, Poway , MQ-9 LRE Sensor Operator, Other , Poway, California

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