Assistant Chief Pilot, MQ-9 Launch and Recovery (LR)

AECOM   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 43 days ago

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating RPA ground and flight operations including mission planning; execution; briefing and debriefing; crew resource management; and compliance with ground and flight safety directives and procedures. Position reports to the Aircrew Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS.

  • Coordinate and actively participate in RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.

  • Remotely pilot vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during launch and recovery flight operations through specifically prescribed maneuvers.

  • Define, plan, organize and execute flight plans and schedules.

  • Review maintenance logs, weather reports and forecasts.

  • Use Technical Orders and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability.

  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Maintaining a DoD Security Clearance is required.

Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

Current AF Form 8 (or equivalent) as an MQ-9 pilot

Minimum of 1 year of “recent” experiencepiloting an MQ-1/9 RPA

Pilot Licensing. Possess one of the following:

  • Prior USAF pilot training (Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training),

  • Initial Formal Training Upgrade (IFTU) training in the MQ-1 or MQ-9 via the 18X pipeline, or

  • The following FAA certificate/rating/endorsements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane Rating, or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating

  • Complex Airplane Endorsement

  • High Performance Airplane Endorsement

Current FAA Second-Class Medical Certificate

Current DoD Secret or higher Security Clearance

Have a Bachelor’s degree, or educational training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency-Equivalent professional or military experience in RPA or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education