MQ-9 Pilot (MCE-LRE)- China Lake, CA

China Lake, CA
China Lake
Full-time
Essential Functions:
·       Manage cross-organizational projects involving multi-service aircraft or multi-mission aircraft
·       Operate as a Project Pilot and/or site manager as required—both MCE and LRE
·       Conduct approval flight tests of new or substantially modified aircraft, including the assessment of handling characteristics, performance, and systems functionality.
·       Support long-term scheduling of flight activity
·       Support program and PMs with test advice as it pertains to aircrew, recommended priorities, resource planning and constraints, and inputs into deficiency identification and correction
·       Review system configurations and troubleshooting to support required sorties
·       Provide expertise to assess and/or evaluate both subjective and objective data acquired through mission execution
·       Maintain ties with commercial aviation organizations to contribute to job performance
·       Perform duties as MQ-9 Reaper Subject Matter Expert and provide technical guidance in UAS operations
·       Pursue continuing education for growth in advance flight ratings and technology trends
·       Travel to CONUS and OCONUS sites to perform duties as required
 
Minimum Experience / Education Requirements:
·       Current TS/SCI security clearance
·       Certified pilot in manned and UAS aircraft with commercial single-engine instrument ratings and minimum of 1,000 hours as pilot in command
·       Current and qualified on MQ-9 aircraft—both MCE and LRE
·       Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting UAS operations
·       Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products