Airborne Sensor Operator/Maintainer Engineer

Harrisonburg , VA
Flight Operations
Full-time
An Airborne Sensor Operator/Maintainer Engineer, that will support a US manned ISR program based OCONUS. The program that this position will be supporting will provide aircrew for an ISR aircraft equipped with EO/IR and SAR.
Work location will be in the Northern Virginia area; but will also be required at the SOS Production Facility, located in Harrisonburg, VA.

Required Skills:

    • Operations and maintenance of a turn-key system.
    • During operations, ISR assessment of various areas using full motion video and SAR.
    • A combination of maturity, skill and experience to function safely and effectively as an aircrew member in an ISR environment.
    • Operations maintenance includes the use of SATCOM, Multi-Mode radios and LOS data links.
    • Execute all assigned preflight, flight, and post flight duties as required to safely and effectively operate an assigned sensor suite.
    • Support a variety of USAFE missions with mission planning, pre-briefings, mission system inspection, operation, troubleshooting, post-flight inspections, debriefings, intelligence product preparation, distribution, and mission documentation.
    • Can assist with performing sensor upgrades and maintenance.
    • Able to obtain a passport and or visa to travel internationally, as well as travel for long periods of time, work long hours and / or non-regular hours with minimal notice.
    • Possess an active Secret security clearance with Top Secret desirable.
    • Understanding of network / communication standards and techniques; working with switches, routers, hubs, etc.

Desired Skills:

    • Previous aircraft ICS communication experience.
    • Previous KUSS, PRC-117, mIRC, VORTEX, data link experience.
    • Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground communication coordination experience.
    • Previous USSOCOM ISR mission/intelligence product support experience.
    • MX-15/20/25 or similar experience.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Telecommunications,or other STEM program (or 4 years of experience / military training in lieu of a degree).
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience or 700 flight hours as an aircrew member on a multi-place military or government ISR contract aircraft.
    • Willing to deploy for rotations of at least 90 days to various OCONUS operating locations as directed by the Government.
    • Show demonstrable interpretation and analysis experience with one or more of the following sensor systems: SAR, ELINT, E/O-IR FMV.
    • Successfully accomplish airborne mission / flight operations, mapping operations and image analysis.
    • Travel for training.
    • Proficiently operate assigned sensors while airborne for extended periods.
    • Willing to work in Hardship and Hazardous locations.
    • Have or able to obtain a FAA Class II medical certificate or military equivalent.
    • Must be able to successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center course, which requires compliance with certain medical standards, a successful deployment physical examination, immunizations, and training.
    • Familiar with AC and DC power configuration.
    • Familiar with power calculations and the Basic Principles of Electric Circuits, to include Electrical Engineering Laws and formulas for Voltage, Amperage, Resistance, and Power
    • Able to read and interpret electrical drawings and diagrams.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office.
    • Experience with Microsoft Visio.
    • Familiar with various parts of computers.

Desired Qualities:

    • Comfortable working with highly complex systems and test equipment
    • Comfortable working long hours
    • Very organized
    • Motivated
    • Self-starter
    • Creative
    • Able to multitask
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor's
Required experience: Aircrew member on a multi-place military or government ISR
Contract aircraft: 4 years
Required license or certification: Secret Security Clearance or higher