Manager, Flight Standardization

October 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$130,560 - $195,840
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Description


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 training materials.


  • 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 instructors
  • 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 Course
  • 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
  • Experience

  • 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
  • Education

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; a Bachelor's degree is desirable
  • Additional Requirements

  • 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 complex problems
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • 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 (part 107)
  • 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 organizational skills
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a medical and dental exam for deployments
  • 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
  • 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
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work outdoors at customer sites in all weather conditions (Frequent)
  • 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 (Frequent)
  • 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 systems (Frequent)
  • Special Requirements

  • 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.

    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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