03 March 2023

General Atomics and Affiliated Companies | CL30 Pilot

Poway, CA, United States


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 have an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Corporate Pilot to join our company. In this position, you will directly support the Shuttle Flight Operations group based out of Poway, CA.

With minimal supervision, this position is responsible for ground and flight operations including mission planning, briefing, debriefing, Crew Resource Management (CRM), flight plan test reviews, aircraft modification efforts, and company training. Operates company aircraft in flight and ensures the highest level of safety during all mission types. Provides advanced technical solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems where erroneous decisions or recommendations could result in serious project delays.


+ Responsible for flight operations including mission planning, briefing, debriefing, Crew Resource Management (CRM), flight plan test reviews, aircraft modification efforts, and company training.

+ Pilot aircraft with responsibility for safety of airplane, passengers, and crew.

+ Identify and assess advanced technical issues and determine and develop solutions. Coordinate with maintenance personnel to correct aircraft discrepancies.

+ Responsible for ensuring compliance with company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s).

+ Complete, maintain, and track all qualifications associated with aircraft training, pilot currencies, and medical requirements.

+ Conduct VIP level demonstrations for senior level military and commercial customers.

+ Provide leadership and direction to less experienced professional and support staff.

+ Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

+ 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.

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 a four-year technical degree and nine or more years of progressive experience in ground and flight operations. Equivalent professional aviation experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

+ Must have a strong aviation background with experience flying modified Restricted/Experimental aircraft.

+ Must demonstrate a complete and detailed understanding of technical principles, theories, and concepts and have excellent organization skills including planning and coordinating work assignments.

+ Must be customer focused and possess Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Land (CMEL) Instrument Aircraft rating and current FAA Second Class Medical Certificate.

+ 3000 hours logged total pilot time including 2000 hours Pilot in Command.

+ 750 hours Cross Country.

+ 150 hours Instrument.

+ 1000 hours in turbine aircraft.

+ Ability to obtain a DOD clearance(s) as well as customer specific clearance(s).

+ Ability to travel both domestic and international for extended periods.

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

+ Detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications.

+ The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

+ Challenger 350 Aircraft experience desired.

Salary: $105,890 – $189,545 Travel Percentage Required 75 – 100 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite

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. To learn more visit https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v20/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.


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