Aerosonde UAS Operator/Crew Member

Job Locations Iraq
Work Region
Flight Operations - Aircrew (Pilot)
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

MAG Aerospace is seeking an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) crewmember for the Aerosonde platform. In this position, you will be responsible for safe aircraft operation which includes but is not limited to maintaining diligent lookout and listening doctrine with available sensors, radios, and other ground control station equipment; following air traffic control clearances; maintaining safe and positive control of the air vehicle during all phases of flight; taking appropriate actions during emergencies; operating sensors onboard aircraft; assisting Mission Commander and Mission Coordinator with flight mission planning and briefings as directed; computing takeoff/landing data via standard operating procedures; as well as utilizing checklists and other standardized manuals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Safe operation of the sensor payload
  • Analyzing and reporting sensor data pertinent to mission success and safety of flight
  • Professional performance with minimal guidance and direction
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment is essential
  • Locations can be austere with minimum comfort access. While operating from the deployed location, all personnel are responsible to, and work directly for, the assigned Site Lead, regardless of parent company.
  • Crewmembers will be integrated into the daily flying/maintenance schedule and are responsible for more than one requirement.
  • Personnel should expect to participate in all facets of the operation to support mission requirements



Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and Skills

The required skills and knowledge include:

  • Prior experience with small and larger than hand-launched Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
  • Must be capable of controlling the unmanned aircraft semi-autonomously (preprogrammed) via the GCS or controlling the unmanned aircraft manually via line-of-sight
  • Basic computer skills are required



The minimum level of education required is:

  • High school diploma


Desired Requirements


The desired skills, knowledge, and education include:

  • Recent deployed operations; prior military experience


Other Qualifications


Outside of the above, other certifications, licenses, or clearances include:

  • Military trained UAS Operator
  • FAA A&P license and private or commercial pilot
  • Must have a valid FAA Class 2 medical certificate (or able to meet standards)
  • Must meet minimum military health standards for worldwide deployment and unmanned aircraft flight qualifications
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must hold an active Secret Security Clearance

Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy

MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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