MQ-9/RPA Simulator Operator/Technician

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The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Simulator Operator/Technician will be required to operate a Predator Mission Aircrew Trainer System (PMATS) training device to generate MQ-9 training simulations in support of the customerrsquo;s aircrew initial training and recurring flight qualifications requirements. The Operator/Tech shall also be fully qualified to support ongoing maintenance, inspections, troubleshoot components, replacement, upkeep, and repair as required for the deployed PMATS hardware to meet system availability requirements at an assigned OCONUS field location for 3-6 months per year. When not on an OCONUS assignment, the work will be performed in Arlington, Texas. Position requires a SECRET Clearance or the ability to acquire and maintain one.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensure RPA Simulator(s) and associated systems are operating in accordance with implemented quality and fidelity standards to support customer training requirements
  • Provide customer service support and address customer needs in a timely manner
  • Perform the tasks of a simulator console operator during customer training events
  • Perform pre-flight and post flight operations
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on the RPA Simulators and associated simulator systems
  • Diagnose and correct routine maintenance issues on the RPA Simulators and associated simulator systems
  • Install changes and updates to simulator system hardware and software as authorized utilizing documented procedures
  • Utilize maintenance management system to record and track maintenance activities
  • Perform logistics duties as required, including parts received, repair, and testing/validation
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar documents
  • Train other technicians as required
  • Perform housekeeping functions to maintain the simulators as required
  • Learn and comply with CAE quality management system.
  • Perform all administrative tasks as required
  • Complete all company designated training activities
  • Actively pursue continued professional growth and training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment
This job operates in office, classroom, and simulator environments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top of or under the device.
  • Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the functioning of simulators and its surrounding environment.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Shop floor environment.
  • Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock from electronically moving mechanical parts.
  • Will at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, loud noises.

As part of Executive Order 14042, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. CAE USA will consider employee requests for exemptions to the vaccination requirements based on medical/disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. All requests will be reviewed in accordance with applicable laws and must be approved by CAE USA prior to employment.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If yoursquo;d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 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 contractorrsquo;s legal duty to furnish information.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission sets accomplished by the MQ-9 such as Basic Surface Attack (BSA), Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR), Close Air Support (CAS), and Aerial Interdiction (AI)
  • Experience supporting IQT and MQT syllabus events
  • Demonstrated ability to role play assets in various scenarios
  • Ability to work in a stand-alone environment with telephone support as needed
  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent related training
  • Minimum of 3 years direct simulator experience with at least 1-year relative simulator
  • Knowledge and experience working in a Windows, LINUX, UNIX based computer system environment
  • Experience troubleshooting complex problems and troubleshoot to the system
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and electrical diagrams
  • Ability to use and interpret diagnostic data
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance, pre-flight, and post flight checks on RPA Simulators
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • This is an overseas Field Service position and may require travel to other overseas locations.
  • Prospective employee must be able to work independently and interface with the customer and home office when on travel.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Skills

  • CompTia certification in one or both of the following: Security+ and/or Network+

Security Responsibilities
Must comply?with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures.? Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval.? All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.
First posted: 
1/29/2023 12:00:01 AM

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