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SUAS Field Operator and Instructor

Fort Walton Beach, Florida · Full-time

About The Position

XTEND is looking for an outgoing and motivated SUAS Operator and Instructor/Writer to curate SUAS instruction and flight operations across the spectrum of our operations. The role would include leading new equipment training for customers; both internal and external training and instruction for customers as well as the company; supporting demonstration and sales events; writing lesson plans and agendas; conducting after-action reviews and revision of training; and maintaining up-to-date compliance with all state, federal, and host-nation government UAS/SUAS flight regulations; with occasional support to lab technician flight test operations as required (QA/QC of aircraft repairs). 


  • Operational experience with SUAS and UAS systems 
  •  Holds a drone operator license (FAA Part 107) 
  •  2-3 years of full-time experience as an Instructor in the UAS Aviation field 
  • Lesson plan writing and updating experience 
  •  Experience with project/processes management procedures 
  •  Onsite system troubleshooting procedures (operator-level maintenance) 
  •  Ability to lead logistical operations and work under stress 
  •  Ability to lead demonstrations and flight events 
  •  Ability to travel 40% of the time 

Bonus Requirements: 

  • Knowledge in Aviation Flight Operations 
  • Knowledge in maintenance management systems and process 
  • Holds any FAA aviation certification 
  • Prior military experience with unmanned systems 

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