Airborne Sensor Operator/Maintainer Engineer
Harrisonburg , VA
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Comfortable working with highly complex systems and test equipment
- Comfortable working long hours
- Very organized
- 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