PAE, Inc UAS Operator / Maintainer in Sterling, Virginia

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UAS Operator / Maintainer

Job Title: UAS Operator/Maintainer

Education Required: High School Graduate; Formal Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Training

Education Desired: Associates Degree; FAA Ground School completion

Skills Required: 500 hours or more piccolo flight experience and be qualified on one or more Piccolo based Unmanned System in the last 18. Valid FAA Class II Flight/medical certificate.

Position Description: As an Operator/Maintainer, your duties and responsibilities include

maintaining safe and positive control of the aircraft during all phases of flight, following air traffic control clearances, taking appropriate actions during emergencies, and ensuring all UAS equipment functions properly and is maintained in accordance with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) guidelines, information, and procedures.

Position Requirements:

• UAS operator experience is required

• Piccolo Trained pilots required

• 4- 8 Years’ experience required

• Basic computer skills are required

• Must communicate effectively with internal and external customers

• Strong organizational skills are necessary

• Current Active Secret Clearance

• FAA CLASS 2 Flight physical prior to arrival

• Current Passport

• Valid State issued ID/ Drivers license

Duties: Deployed position in Afghanistan for approx. 12 months, maybe longer. Living conditions may be located in an austere location with minimum accommodations

Security Clearance: US Secret

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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