Field Service Representative IV

November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:$91,520 - $137,280
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Description


The Field Service Representative IV operates and provides instruction on Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), Tactical Missile Systems (TMS), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) in the field. In this role, one ensures all field operations follow established procedures and are conducted safely. The Field Service Representative works with engineering, technical support and manufacturing to ensure that course material reflects current product features.

Position Responsibilities

  • Operates and instructs on Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), Tactical Missile Systems (TMS), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) in the field
  • Participates in the AeroVironment's Master Trainer Training Program (MTTP) in accordance with the Master Trainer Training Manual (MTTM)
  • Ensures all system field operations follow established procedures and are conducted safely
  • Conducts all necessary UAS, TMS and UGV equipment, and material inventories
  • Immediately advises Master Commanders (MCs), customer representatives, and controlling authorities of any changes affecting planned training field operations
  • Maintains proper operational status of UAS/TMS/UGVs and supporting operational systems
  • Maintains situational awareness of the air or ground vehicle's location, in-flight status, and threats to the aircraft or vehicle from the air and ground
  • Constantly monitors whether on-site and along intended flight paths
  • Continually re-evaluates risk assessments & takes appropriate actions to mitigate any elevated risk levels
  • Completes all documentation required for field operations, equipment operational status, data collection, and post-flight procedures
  • Captures critical information for input into after-action reports and lessons learned databases
  • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve complex issues
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors; exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Performs duties of Site Lead/Mission Commander (MC)
  • As needed, conducts both formal and informal feedback sessions with assigned workers
  • Develops and validates training support packages
  • Ensures instructor/operator currency requirements are met and proficiency maintained in accordance with the Master Trainer Training Program (MTTP)
  • Coordinates directly with AeroVironment (AV) departments on system and manual currency, updates, and changes
  • Ensure all flight and ground operations are in accordance with established procedures.
  • Supports Business Development and Sales Team activities:
  • Performs CONUS/OCONUS flight and ground demonstrations
  • Performs CONUS/OCONUS customer service visits
  • Supports Field Operations training
  • Supports FSR deployments (TMS)
  • Captures critical information for input into after-action reports and lessons learned databases
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor's degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • 3 + years of Field Operations Instructor experience
  • Prior military experience or equivalent training experience in an aircraft / aerospace manufacturing firm
  • Prior military instructor/Special Operations experience highly desirable
  • Prefer Special Forces, SEAL, Special Tactics, Ranger, Force Recon / MARSOC, Scout, Forward Observer, TACP, or Aviation backgrounds
  • Prior hobby experience with Remote Controlled (RC) aircraft helpful but not required
  • Willingness to travel regularly and for extended periods within continental United States (CONUS)
  • Willingness to travel regularly and for extended periods to outside continental United States (OCONUS)
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Solid understanding of military tactics, operations, GPS and Navigation utilizing map and compass
  • Exceptional analytical skills with which to solve various degrees of complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little or no supervision and exercise independent judgment on a regular basis
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, blueprint or sketches
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and other productivity tools
  • Effectively leads, trains and mentors small groups of students in meeting course objectives
  • Has strong communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others across disciplines
  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives; delivers message to Garcia (“A Message to Garcia,” Elbert Hubbard's essay on initiative, first publication 1899)
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment, communicating with senior leadership as well as mentoring junior staff
  • Physical Demands

  • Lift and/or move between 11-20 lbs. of cases of varying size (Frequent)
  • Lift up to 50 pounds as well as objects of varying sizes for shipment to & set up at various customer training sites (Occasional)
  • Able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain (Constant)
  • Stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Frequent)
  • Balancing, handling, fine manipulation and grasping (Frequent)
  • Repeatedly throw objects up to 16lbs over shoulder (Frequent)
  • Good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble product (Frequent)
  • Crouching, reaching and keying (Frequent)
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, feeling, overhead lifting (Occasional)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $91,520 - $137,280

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

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