External Pilot – Sr. Flight Crew
Textron Systems
Blackstone, VA
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems' businesses are industry-leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services.

Will serve as an Aerosonde External Pilot crewmember in support of sustainment operations. Duties could include external operator, internal operator, maintenance, repair & overhaul, training, and logistical tasks in support of the Aerosonde SUAS. Additional duties will include emplacement / displacement / inspection / disposition / repair and replenishment of associated equipment as well as proper notation of logbooks, flight records, and COLTS.
Perform as a Subject Matter Expert for operator and maintenance related issues. Participate in site surveys and demos for customers.
Primary duties could possibly require travel, both domestically and internationally including deployments and training exercises.

Operational support of Aerosonde SUAS
Perform as aircraft external pilot, operator, engine mechanic, and/or composite technician
Direct interface with customer
Work in groups or independently with minimal or no supervision
Will be required to work odd shifts, weekends, and/or extended hours
Responsible for data management and generation
Provides general logistics functions
Troubleshoot technical problems and issues and determines technical solutions


Minimum requirement is that the candidate has 4 years of UAS External Pilot or Model Aircraft competition
Candidate must be able to safely and effectively perform the duties of an Aerosonde crewmember without supervision, including flight and ground equipment setup/maintenance as well as logs and records. Ability to coordinate flight schedules, airspace, resources, frequency management, and other aspects of flight operations. FAA licenses or certificates such as private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI, CFI-I, A&P are highly desirable.
Basic computer skills are required.
Must communicate effectively with internal and external customers both verbally and in writing, and possess strong leadership skills.
Experience in troubleshooting and repair of Unmanned Air Vehicle systems a plus.
Prior military service a desired plus.

Relocation to VA required

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Field: Flight Operations
Primary Location: US-Virginia-Blackstone
Recruiting Company: Textron Systems
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting: 07/17/2019, 10:57:32 AM