General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Sensor Operator (Deployable/FLEX) in Indian Springs, Nevada

Job ID#: 21772BR

Company: General Atomics Systems Integration

Title: Sensor Operator (Deployable/FLEX)

Job Category: Product Support

City: Indian Springs

State: Nevada

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 50% - 75%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Sensor Operator to join our Aero Services Division as a deployable Flex role employee. Employee's in this role must be able to deploy both CONUS and OCONUS in support of Company projects. Employee's in this role enjoy a Flex deployment rotation schedule while maintaining full benefits. Flex employee's work only while deployed or in a training status, receive deployment compensation, and live in any state.

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of the sensor/payload on the UAV during all phases of ground and flight operations. The sensor operator will also serve as a crewmember of the UAV, assisting the Pilot-In-Command (PIC) as directed for safe operation of the aircraft to include reading checklists, assisting in emergencies and effective crew resource management. The sensor operator will assist the PIC with mission planning, briefing, mission execution, ground and flight safety and debriefing.


  • Assists the PIC in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Must have the ability to deploy CONUS/OCONUS.

  • Operates the payload of the UAV, on the ground and in flight, in support of customer requirements and successful execution of the mission.

  • Assists the PIC in complying with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a High School diploma or equivalent and six or more years of previous sensor operator experience or experience with the operation of complex, integrated systems, preferably airborne sensors, including three or more years experience (or 2,000 + hours) in UAV operation or aviation with significant deployment experience. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate a detailed understanding of UAVs, tactical reconnaissance and aviation principles.

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

  • Must possess: (1) ability to obtain a DOD security clearance as well as customer specific clearances(s); (2) ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS; (3) ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate; (4) strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees, military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew; (5) the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information; and (6) detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Additional education al training equivalent to the completion of a two year technical degree or trade school equivalency is strongly desired.

  • USAF qualified MQ-9/MQ-1 Sensor Operator, (LRE/MCE), with a current Form 8 is strongly desired.

  • Qualified Sensor Operator instructor in the Predator/Reaper family of aircraft.

  • Possession of at least two-hundred and fifty (250) hours as a Sensor Operator in the Predator/Reaper family of aircraft is strongly desired.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD clearance is required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.