Senior Specialist, Pilot Jobs in Tucson, AZ at L3Harris Technologies

Title: Senior Specialist, Pilot

Company: L3Harris Technologies

Location: Tucson, AZ

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.
About L3Harris Technologies:
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com
Job Title: Flight Operations, Pilot
Job Location: Tucson, AZ
Job Description:
The Flight Operations Pilot supervises or operates the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and supporting systems to gather intelligence for mission planning, mission sensor/payload operations, and launching, remotely piloting, and recovering the aerial vehicle. Performs system and functional tests; trains users; assists in developing and compiling flight manuals and flight plans; and assists in improving, evaluating, and developing specifications for flight operations and aircraft maintenance/operation.
Essential Functions:

Prepares and conducts air reconnaissance missions.
Operates mission sensor/payload for target detection.
Plans and analyzes flight missions.
Deploys and redeploys the Tactical UAV ground and air system.
Operates and performs operator level maintenance on UAVs, related support equipment, communications equipment, and computer equipment.
Launches and recovers the air vehicle.
Performs pre-flight, inflight, and post-flight checks and procedures.
Directs emplacement of ground control station.
Directs emplacement of launch and recovery systems.
Experience with UAV autopilot systems
Provides Instruction to unqualified crew members.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

At least 8 years of relevant aviation experience
Experience with Group 2 or 3 UAVs as an Air Vehicle Operator

Required Skills:

Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
Proficient with Microsoft Office products
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success

Other Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship
Ability to obtain and maintain any clearance as required

Preferred Additional Skills:

Existing DoD clearance with current 5-year update

Experience with Piccolo command center (PCC)
Experience writing aircraft operation processes/procedures and flight/test plans
Experience as a Manned or Unmanned Aviation Instructor
Experience with Course Development
Experience as Manual Safety Pilot
Hybrid Quad Experience/Instructor Qualification
Private Pilot Certification, FAA Part 107 Qualification, and FAA Class III Medical Qualification

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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