Job Summary: Candidate will serve as an AssociateCustomer Trainer/Customer Trainer/Sr. Customer Trainer. In this position, onewill be primarily required to teach/facilitate the Aerosonde Initial QualificationCourse while maintaining currency on evolving hardware, software and procedures.You wil

UAV Instructor (Customer Trainer)

Textron Systems  • 
Blackstone, Virginia, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Job Summary:


Candidate will serve as an Associate
Customer Trainer/Customer Trainer/Sr. Customer Trainer. In this position, one
will be primarily required to teach/facilitate the Aerosonde Initial Qualification
Course while maintaining currency on evolving hardware, software and procedures.
You will also be expected to maintain a level of technical knowledge to be
considered the subject matter expert.  As the subject matter expert (SME)
one will teach others in both classroom and field environments utilizing
various methodologies of teaching, while adhering to a set schedule.  This
position may include some travel in support of training and evaluation in
various parts of the world. Must possess or be able to acquire a secret
security clearance.



    • Provide leadership and direction.
    • Approve and manage time cards and expense reports
    • Conduct performance evaluations
    • Manage and coordinate unmanned flight line activities.
    • Conduct training task analysis. Assure that uniform
      and efficient training and publications processes are applied on assigned
    • Coordinate editing, production, and delivery of
      materials. Coordinate quality control activities to assure the accuracy
      and adequacy of each training product including in-process/final review,
      editing for compliance with all applicable specifications and standards,
      validation and change verification.
    • Conduct course development; develop and present formal
      training courses and materials.
    • Evaluate training methods and recommend
      changes/improvements to ensure efficient and effective qualification of
    • Perform as a Subject Matter Expert for maintenance
      related issues. Provide technical and operational expertise for training
      device hardware and software development, testing, and utilization.
      Interface with hardware, software, and human systems integration engineering
      personnel to support product improvement.
    • Serve as classroom, and/or field trainer/instructor to
      provide initial qualification, refresher, sustainment, and remedial
      training. Document and track student progress.
    • Assist with preparation of technical, cost, and
      schedule estimates and proposals. Prepare plans for accomplishing
      training and documentation tasks. Read and interpret contracts and
      specifications and assist with determining detailed requirements.
    • Deployment
      up to 50 on a rotational basis to conduct in-theater training and ensure
      re-certifications are achieved and maintained

    Other responsibilities may include:

    • Operational support of Aerosonde.
    • Travel and deploy worldwide with military forces or
      commercial customers as required.
    • Direct interface with various customers.
    • Will be required to work odd shifts, weekends, and/or
      extended hours.
    • Responsible for data management and generation.
    • Provides general logistics functions.
    • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues and
      determines technical solutions.
    • Practice ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Total Quality principles
      and concepts.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3years related experience, or
    with a degree in Unmanned Systems related sciences/curriculum
  • Or an Associate’s Degree with 5years related
  • Or High School/equivalent with 7years of related
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Airframe and Powerplant Certification
  • Aerosonde AO, FCC, or MT1 Certificate of Competency
  • Aerosonde Operator/Maintenance Instructor Certificate
    of Competency
  • Army qualified Instructor Operator
  • NATOPS Instructor or Evaluator
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with a
    strong training or instructional background in addition to aviation
  • Successful completion of the Aerosonde Initial
    Qualification Training Course of Instruction for both the operator and
    maintenance roles is a condition of continued employment on this
  • Background in formal schoolhouse or DoD training
  • Experience working on aviation flight lines.
  • Experience with multimedia development programs such
    as PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc.
  • Manned aviation or UAS experience is required. Prior
    qualification as an Aerosonde or other tactical UAS Operator or Maintainer
    is highly desired. UAS Instructor qualified rating is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to safely and effectively
    perform the duties of an operator and maintainer without supervision
    including flight line operations, ground equipment setup and logs and
  • Ability to coordinate flight schedules, maintenance
    schedules, resources, inventory management, and other aspects of
    maintenance operations.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills and
    networking are required.
  • Strong attention to detail in administrative
    requirements and reporting accuracy required.
  • Must communicate effectively with internal and
    external customers both verbally and in writing, and possess strong
    leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills are necessary.
  • Prior deployed experience as a UAS crewmember a
    desired plus.
  • Amount of travel dependent on contract award, during
    periods of high instructional demand, candidate will be stationed at
    Blackstone, VA.
  • During periods of high operational demand, candidate
    may be expected to deploy up to 50% of the time to various sites around
    the world.
  • Relocation to Blackstone, VA required 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to
    obtain/maintain a government security clearance within 90 days of hire.
    Possession of current DoD secret clearance preferred.

Must currently possess at least one
of the following certifications:

Licenses / Certifications:

Must possess or be able to gain Operator/Maintenance
Instructor qualification/certification to perform the duties of a UAS operator
and/or maintenance instructor. FAA licenses or certificates such as private
pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI, CFI-I, A&P, IA are highly
desirable. Recent deployed experience as an Aerosonde Crewmember is highly



Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifts or pulls of up to
50 pounds are normal and the physical requirements include stooping, kneeling,
crouching, crawling, reaching, climbing, handling, fingering, and feeling.
Though many of the working locations are in covered or climate controlled facilities,
the applicant may be required to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures in
multiple environmental climates.


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Job Ident #: 284223
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