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Textron UAS Flight Instructor (Shadow 200 RQ-7B) in Fort Huachuca, Arizona

UAS Flight Instructor (Shadow 200 RQ-7B)



Textron Systems businesses are industry leading developersand integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles,intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management andanalysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, pistonengines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment andoperational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist of ElectronicSystems, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Unmanned Systems, Weapon& Sensor Systems, ATAC, Howe & Howe and TRU Simulation Training. Moreinformation is available at .


Individuals serving as flight instructors (Shadow 200) arerequired to provide flight and simulation instruction in support of the USArmy’s UAS Training Battalion located at Ft Huachuca, AZ. Duties andresponsibilities include:

1.Develops; tests; maintains; and deliversmoderately complex flight and simulations training programs.

2.Establishes and reviews course content asrequired.

3.Maintains records of training activities;participant progress; and flight information.

4.Updates course documentation on a regular basisto ensure timeliness and relevance.

5.May provide leadership and evaluation for otherinstructors, as assigned.

6.Stays current with new training; educational;and multimedia technologies.

7.Maintains current knowledge (currency) of allequipment and software utilized by our customer to provide training.

8.Participates in special projects within thescope of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), as required.

9.May be required to operate/instruct any of thecustomer's UAS platforms, based on customer’s training throughput (surge)




1.Minimum 4 years’ experience and 200 flight hourson the Shadow 200 UAS (Documented in Flight records/addressed on resume).

2.Strong interpersonal, coaching and team buildingskills

3.Excellent written and verbal communicationskills

4.Experience with the U.S. Army Aviation or otherGovernment contracting agencies

5.Must be able to ascend and descend stairs; standfor an extended period of time up to at least 50 minutes and walk at least 100meters across uneven or unpaved surfaces

6.Must be a US Citizen

7.Rotational shift work is required; typically24/5 coverage, with rotations based on work section requirements

8.Instructor/Operator (IO) designation, earned ateither Ft Huachuca or certified by Army Aviation’s Directorate of Evaluationand Standardization (DES)


1.Prior TRADOC experience; IO hours in trainingenvironment preferred; multi-platform quals preferred

2.Prior deployment and operation of the platformapplying to instruct

3.Familiarity with ISO- certified QualityManagement System

4.Current active US Secret Clearance


High School Graduate, or the equivalent combination ofeducation, technical certifications, or work/military experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Etc.)

System qualification in either Shadow 200 TUAS version 1 (V1)or version 2 (V2)

Must have at least 200 flight hours on the Shadow 200 UAS

Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight physical per AR95-20

Must be able to satisfactorily complete all evaluations toinclude TRADOC instructor evaluations per 2/13th Aviation Regiment SOPs, andoral academic evaluations, no-notice evaluations, Directorate of Evaluation andStandardization (DES), proficiency flight evaluations (PFEs), andStandardization Flight Evaluations (SFE) per AR 95-20.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret SecurityClearance.

Travel up to 10% required.


Textron Systems is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Arizona-Fort Huachuca

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 283090