17 November 2023

General Atomics and Affiliated Companies | Instructor

Grand Forks, ND, United States


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 have an exciting opportunity for a Deployable Sensor Op Flight-Ground Insturctor to join our Aero Services Division based out of Grand Forks, ND. This role will require 1 Overseas Deployment per year, along with 1 deployment instructing onsite at our facility in Grand Forks, ND.

This position is the most skilled and qualified Company Predator Sensor Operator. Serves as Test Sensor Operator, Instructor Sensor Operator, and Sensor Operator Flight Examiner consulting directly with Executive management in all areas of Predator aircraft development.Serves as subject matter expert in all aspects of the Predator Unmanned Aircraft System to include hardware and software, ground control station hardware and software and operational and experimental ground and flight testing of Predator aircraft.


+ Perform duties as Experimental Test and Evaluation Sensor Operator.

+ Performs duties as Instructor Sensor Operator and Sensor Operator Flight Examiner.

+ Perform duties as Sensor Operator of the Predator Family of Unmanned Air Vehicles

+ Perform mission planning, briefing, mission execution and debriefing.

+ Instruct UAV student sensor operators in all aspects of UAV ground and flight operations. This training includes academic (platform instruction) and in-flight instruction.

+ Responsible for complying with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

Additional Functions

+ Consults directly with Company engineering and senior management as subject matter expert in developing Predator aircraft.

+ Develops and verifies procedures for use with new aircraft features.

+ Supports training syllabus courseware development to include research, word processing and presentation development.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.43025

Job Qualifications:

+ Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a High School diploma or equivalent and six or more years of experience (or 750+ hours with LRE experience or 1,500+ hours MCE only) in UAV operations or aviation. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.

+ Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories and concepts.

Must possess:

+ Detailed understanding of UAVs, tactical reconnaissance and aviation principles.

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

+ Ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate. 750+ hours with LRE experience or 1,500+ hours MCE only in UAV operations.

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

+ Additional education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a four year technical degree or trade school equivalency is strongly desired.

Salary: $66,940 – $116,965 Travel Percentage Required 50 – 75 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes 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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