The Flight Standardization Manager reports directly to the Director of Flight
Operations. This position is responsible for all Flight and Training
Standardization and the design and development of all AeroVironment SUAS
Manages/supervises the Flight Standardization Section
Maintains the Master Trainer Training Program
Responsible for the design and development of DOD service compliant
Training Programs for current and future SUAS
Maintains currency and updates of all SUAS training programs
Monitor all SUAS training to ensure Standardization
Ensure standardization of instruction where appropriate across the
spectrum of all courses
Ensure Standardization with courses of like systems and different
Conducts site survey for future training locations. Coordinates with host
base personnel for logistical and training support
Ensures training area is sufficient to accommodate SUAS Operator Training
Advises Air Traffic Control and Range Control personnel on SUAS operations
Will work closely with logistics and product line management to review
flight test and Customer feedback for the express purpose of identifying
preventative and corrective actions that will lead to a better product
Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods, and staffing. Mentors
and provides guidance to staff
Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters
concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers
Other duties as assigned
At least 10 years of military experience, or equivalent training
experience in an aircraft or aerospace manufacturing firm
Prior military instructor/Special Operations experience highly desirable:
Prefer Special Forces, SEAL, Special Tactics, Ranger, Force Recon, Scout,
Forward Observer, TACP, or Aviation backgrounds
Shall have a solid understanding of military tactics, operations, GPS and
Navigation utilizing map and compass
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; a Bachelor's degree
Must have outstanding Leadership, Managerial and Organizational skills,
and should have excellent presentation inter-personal skills
Must have strong analytical skills with which to solve various degrees of
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access,
Should have outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to lead, train and mentor staff
Must be able to successfully pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certification
Must have the 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.
Must maintain a high level of initiative and exercise strong
Must be able to pass and maintain a medical and dental exam for
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
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
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above
one's own interests
Ability to work outdoors at customer sites in all weather conditions
Must be able to launch AeroVironment's UAS IAW user manuals
Should be capable of lifting up to 70 pounds as well as objects of varying
sizes for shipment to & set up at various customer training sites
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and
fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard and flight control
U.S. Citizenship required
Must have the capability to obtain a US passport
Must have held, or be eligible to obtain a DOD Secret security clearance
Must have a clean driving record
Will be required to travel within and outside the Continental US
Be able to acquire a Class 2 Aviation Medical
The salary range for this role is:
$130,560 - $195,840
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.
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. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com 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.