01 May 2024

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) | Pilot

Dugway, UT, United States



Date posted 04/23/2024
Job ID 44414BR
Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years)
Job Title UAV Pilot
City Dugway
State Utah
Workstyle Hybrid
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary
Salary Range $95,700 - $146,130


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.

Under general direction, the UGCS Qualified/Non-deployable Pilot III's will be responsible for coordinating ground flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and ground flight safety. Individuals will be responsible for multiple types of flight support, including transition training, sustainment training, test events, training development, and simulator operations.


  • Act as a Standardization Evaluator for GA- ASI. Responsible for training and evaluating contractor personnel on the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System including sustainment training, upgrade training, standardization flight evaluations, no notice evaluations, and refresher training.
  • Coordinates and actively participates in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.
  • May be called upon to remotely pilot vehicles to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers.
  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
  • May develop and verify procedures for use with new aircraft features and participates in the development of operational and safety procedures and training syllabus courseware.
  • 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.
  • Additional Functions/Other duties as assigned or required.
  • Familiarity with Army forms, records, and publications as well as Contractor Flight and Ground Operations procedures and records (DCMA 8210).

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


  • Typically requires education al training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency and five or more years’ experience in UAV operation or aviation. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate a detailed understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories and concepts.
  • At least five (500) hundred hours in a UGCS of which fifty (50) hours as UGCS Aircraft Commander (AC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification is required.
  • Graduate of DA or DES IO Course.
  • Ability to obtain customer specific clearance(s).
  • Detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications.
  • Ability to maintain a FAA Class II flight physical
  • Experience operating and/or instructing Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) platform is preferred.
  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and ability to maintain certificate and instrument currency or a specialized aircraft system qualification is preferred.
  • Strong background working with Universal Mission Simulator (UMS) as well as UGCS Embedded Trainer (ET) / Mission Server is preferred.
  • 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.

SALARY: $95,700 - $146,130

Travel Percentage Required 25 - 50

Relocation Assistance Provided Provided

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? Yes

Clearance Level Secret


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