Operator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Operator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems  to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operator on various Government Contracts and Part 107 Commercial Operations. Dynetics sUAS Operators perform as remote pilots for both fixed wing and multirotor platforms. They serve as a subject matter experts on projects and programs that involve sUAS flying or other related activities. Flight operations are conducted in outdoor field environments in various types of airspace and ground space. Operators will be expected to work closely with individuals of widely disparate backgrounds, including engineering, science, military operations, aviation and maintenance. Tasks include developing test plans, modifying aircraft, creating custom flight profiles, and providing technical solutions.

Flight operations are conducted in heavily regulated environments with complex rules and procedures; knowledge of regulations, risk and safety analysis techniques is highly desired. Excellent communication skills are required. Operators should have experience with troubleshooting, sUAS build-up and modification, basic sUAS maintenance procedures, and have a thorough knowledge of:

- Commercially available autopilots and flight planning GCS software
- Closed and open loop UAS control
- Common RC/Hobby aircraft components and controllers
- FAA Part 107 Regulations and Waiver/Authorization Process
- Government contract flight operations and regulations

Individual must be a self-starter with high level of initiative. Must be able to function autonomously in a field environment with minimal direct supervision. Individual must be self-motivated to do excellent work that exceeds customer expectations. Candidate must present a professional demeanor at all times while representing Dynetics to customers and stakeholders.

Candidate must be willing to travel at approximately 20% of the time to remote locations across the U.S. This individual must also be able to respond rapidly when called to support “pop-up” events, including travel to off-site meetings with very short notice.


Basic Qualifications

Current Part 107 Remote Pilot License
Obtain and maintain an FAA Class II Medical (or Military Class II).  Prefer current.

Other Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Aviation Safety and Risk analysis

Private Pilot License
Military experience
Military Aviation or contract flight experience
Military UAS or RC/Hobby Flight Time
Any Aviation Instructor or Teaching experience

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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