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UAV Drone Operator

Company: U.S. Army Recruiting - Albany Battalion
Location: South Hadley
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

***THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN ENLISTMENT IN THE U.S. ARMY OR ARMY RESERVE***

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka military drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. Our drone operators are intelligence specialists; they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas.
Job Duties
Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions
Plan and analyze flight missions
Perform preflight, in flight and postflight checks and procedures
Launch and recover air frame from runway
Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and crane operations
Requirements
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Training
Job training for an unmanned aircraft systems operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field. Some of the skills youll learn on your way to becoming an elite drone pilot are:
Performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance simulation missions
Preparing maps, charts and intelligence reports
Analyzing aerial photographs
Using computer systems
Helpful Skills
Interest in remote/radio control vehicles
Organize information and study its meaning
Think and write clearly
Attention to detail
Compensation
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time. You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.

Education Benefits
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn as a drone operator in the U.S. Army will help prepare you for a career with federal government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency. It can also prepare you for other fields such as research or business planning.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in a career as a UAV or drone pilot in the Army may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained veterans to join their organization.
AAR Aircraft Services, Inc
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Raytheon Company
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Some of our benefits include:
- College tuition paid 100 percent the entire time you are employed with us
- Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus and/or $65,000 Student Loan Repayment.
- Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER your service which can be used by you or split among your immediate family members (If you choose to transfer this benefit to them)
- Free housing (or your rent paid directly) and utilities 100 percent covered for you and your family
- Free Medical and Dental for you and your family
- 30 days paid vacation each year
- Free Travel.

In order to meet the minimum qualifications, you must:
Be under 35 years old
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)
Have a High School Diploma/GED
Have no major medical issues (missing limbs, mental health issues..)
Have no major law violations (sexual misconducts, domestics..)

Required qualifications: 17 years or older
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Background check

Keywords: U.S. Army Recruiting - Albany Battalion, Springfield , UAV Drone Operator, Other , South Hadley, Massachusetts

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