COMPANY OVERVIEWTextron Systems businesses are industry leading developersand integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles,intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management andanalysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, pist

UAS Flight Instructor (Gray Eagle MQ-1C)

Textron Systems  • 
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:


Textron Systems businesses are industry leading developers
and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles,
intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and
analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston
engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and
operational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist of Electronic
Systems, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Unmanned Systems, Weapon
& Sensor Systems, ATAC, Howe & Howe and TRU SimulationTraining. More
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minor-latin">Individuals serving as flight instructors (Gray Eagle MQ-1C) are
required to provide flight and simulation instruction in support of the US
Army’s UAS Training Battalion located at Ft Huachuca, AZ. Duties and
responsibilities include:

minor-latin">1. Develops; tests; maintains; and delivers moderately complex
flight and simulations training programs.

minor-latin">2. Establishes and reviews course content as required.

minor-latin">3. Maintains records of training activities; participant progress;
and flight information.

minor-latin">4. Updates course documentation on a regular basis to ensure
timeliness and relevance.

minor-latin">5. May provide leadership and evaluation for other instructors, as

minor-latin">6. Stays current with new training; educational; and multimedia

minor-latin">7. Maintains current knowledge (currency) of all equipment and
software utilized by our customer to provide training.

minor-latin">8. Participates in special projects within the scope of the
Performance Work Statement (PWS), as required.

minor-latin">9. May be required to operate/instruct any of the customers UAS
platforms, based on customer’s training throughput (surge)

Job Requirements:



     1. Minimum 4 years’ experience and 200 flight hours on the Gray Eagle UAS (Documented in Flight records/addressed on resume)

     2. Strong interpersonal, coaching and team building skills

     3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

     4. Experience with the U.S. Army Aviation or other Government contracting agencies

     5. Must be able to ascend and descend stairs; stand for an extended period of time up to at least 50 minutes and walk at least 100 meters across uneven or unpaved surfaces

     6. Must be a US Citizen

     7. Rotational shift work is required; typically 24/5 coverage, with rotations based on work section requirements

     8. Instructor/Operator (IO) designation, earned at either Ft Huachuca or certified by Army Aviation’s Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization (DES)



     1. Prior TRADOC experience; Instructor/Operator hours in training environment preferred; multi-platform quals preferred

     2. Prior deployment and operation of the platform applying to instruct

     3. Familiarity with ISO- certified Quality Management System

     4. Current active US Secret Clearance



High School Graduate, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, or work/military experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Etc.)

     ·  System qualification in Gray Eagle MQ-1C UAS on software version 4.3.3 (UGCS) or later

     ·  Must have at least 200 flight hours and 4 years’ experience on Shadow 200 and/or Gray Eagle UAS.

     ·   Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight physical per AR 95-20.

     ·   Must be able to satisfactorily complete all evaluations to include TRADOC instructor evaluations per 2/13th Aviation Regiment SOPs, and oral academic evaluations, no-notice evaluations, DES, PFEs, and SFE per AR 95-20.

     ·   Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance if required

     ·   Travel up to 10% required.




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