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Working As A Sensor Operator

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Sensor Operator Do At General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

* Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.
* Must possess current FAA Class II Medical Certificate or DoD equivalent.
* Acts as Sensor Operator of an MQ
* UAV in support of customer requirements at Creech, AFB.
* Assist the Pilot in Command (PIC) defining, planning, organizing and executing complex flight profiles in a tactical environment in support of customer requirements. .
* Coordinates and actively participates in ground and flight operations efforts with the PIC including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.
* Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
* Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
* Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
* Other duties as assigned or required

What Does A Sensor Operator Do At Leidos

* Operate and maintain airborne LiDAR and imagery acquisition systems
* Understand the collection and processing of tactical and wide area mapping imagery and LiDAR.
* Ensure proper collection of data for accuracy and quality.
* Troubleshoot issues with hardware, software, and collection equipment.
* Work closely with pilots and processing teams to plan and carry out missions.
* Ensure safe and secure use of company equipment and instrumentation.
* Complete necessary field logs and data transfer duties.
* Color balance imagery, process GPS trajectories, and perform cleanup algorithms.
* Register and orthorectify imagery.
* Process raw LiDAR and EO data to final products

What Does A Sensor Operator Do At KEYW Corporation

* Performing operation and maintenance of a wide variety of sensor systems
* Conducting aerial sensor operations on a daily basis
* Work with our HQ Team, customers and the flight crew to conduct aviation mission planning
* Post-mission quality reviews and processing
* Assignments to remote areas, under challenging living and working conditions
* Additional duties as required, e.g. safety representative, site coordinator, etc

What Does A Sensor Operator Do At Streamline Defense.Com

* Provide classroom, simulator and in-flight instruction, in accordance with applicable DoD, USSOCOM, Air Force and ANG instructions to meet USAF proficiency and qualification standards on Air Force-administered written examinations and flight evaluations for preparatory courses, initial qualification (basic, instrument, mission), transition (conversion, re-qualification), upgrade qualification (instructor, aircraft commander, special mission, evaluator, dual qualification of sensor operators), and key staff, continuation, refresher course, etc. training as required to meet the On
* Time Graduation and annual student throughput requirements of this contract

What Does A Sensor Operator Do At General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

* Assists the PIC in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.
* Operate the payload of an MQ
* UAV, on the ground and in flight, in support of customer requirements and successful execution of the mission at Grand Forks, ND.
* May participate in production flight test of Company and government aircraft.
* May participate in the preparation and presentation of continuation training of aircraft systems, mission support and deployed operations.
* Instruct UAV student Sensor Operators in ground and flight operations on MQ
* aircraft.
* Assist the PIC in complying with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
* Voluntary OCONUS deployment opportunities may be available.
* Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
* Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
* Other duties as assigned or required

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Sensor Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

78.9%

Female

11.6%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.2%

Chinese

7.7%

French

7.7%

Mandarin

7.7%

Portuguese

3.8%

Bulgarian

3.8%

Hawaiian

3.8%

German

3.8%

Russian

3.8%

Hebrew

3.8%

Korean

3.8%

Italian

3.8%
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Sensor Operator Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

35.0%

American University

10.9%

University of Phoenix

8.7%

University of Maryland - University College

5.5%

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

4.9%

Cochise College

3.3%

Ashford University

3.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.3%

Pennsylvania State University

2.7%

Air University

2.7%

The Academy

2.7%

Central Texas College

2.2%

College of Southern Nevada

2.2%

Park University

2.2%

Western Michigan University

2.2%

Ferris State University

1.6%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

1.6%

Northern Arizona University

1.6%

National University

1.6%

Liberty University

1.6%
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Majors

Business

15.0%

Criminal Justice

11.7%

Aviation

10.1%

Aerospace Engineering

6.1%

Intelligence Operations

5.5%

Geography

5.5%

General Studies

5.2%

Computer Science

4.9%

Management

4.6%

Computer Information Systems

4.3%

Electrical Engineering

4.0%

Information Technology

4.0%

Automotive Technology

3.1%

History

3.1%

Political Science

2.8%

Science, Technology, And Society

2.1%

Environmental Science

2.1%

Communication

2.1%

Nursing

1.8%

Education

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.8%

Associate

19.9%

Other

19.2%

Masters

11.3%

Certificate

3.1%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.6%

Diploma

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Sensor Operator

  1. Combat
  2. Intelligence Surveillance
  3. Reconnaissance
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  • Utilized laser target marking systems to provide target identification and illumination for 40+ weapons deliveries in support of other combat assets.
  • Provided full motion video Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance data collection and analysis in support of mission objectives and customer requirements.
  • Recovered 5 aircraft in emergency situations, technical knowledge saved $20 million of critical Air Force combat assets.
  • Optimize electronic and communication systems against jamming to ensure C3ISR architecture is secure.
  • Headed scheduling department of five, charged with meeting training and currency needs for 300+ aircrew members.

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