Top Sensor Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Sensor Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Sensor Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.8% of Sensor Operator resumes contained Combat as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sensor Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Sensor Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Combat

high Demand
Here's how Combat is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Utilized laser target marking systems to provide target identification and illumination for 40+ weapons deliveries in support of other combat assets.
  • Utilize various secure communication devices to coordinate with varied airborne/ground forces during combat missions.
  • Gathered, displayed and recorded operational mission information during combat.
  • Debriefed U.S. and allied military personnel involved in combat operations.
  • Receive, interpret, extract, and disseminate relevant ATO, Airspace Control Order (ACO), 600+ combat hours.
  • Support air navigation, Air Order of Battle (AOB) integration, combat assessments, and fire control planning.
  • Base Expeditionary Targeting Surveillance System Combined (BETSS-C) Sensor Operator Security Hub Team Lead for ten combat sensor operators.
  • Developed daily and weekly schedules in support of operations for 5 combat aircraft accumulating over 25k hours per year.
  • Recovered 5 aircraft in emergency situations, technical knowledge saved $20 million of critical Air Force combat assets.
  • Provided real-time information to ground assault and helicopter assault forces so known enemy combatants could be captured or killed.
  • Instructed 107 air crew members on MC-12 systems in a deployed environment and certified sensor operators during combat operations.
  • Prosecuted sensitive data, disseminated to tactical and strategic decision makers in real time while engaging in combat.
  • Managed unit s combat mission ready and upgrade training program according to Air Combat and Command guidance requirements.
  • Launched and landed over 100 aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom combat and local reconnaissance missions.
  • Controlled high definition sensor platforms and distributed live video to key combat units and military leaders.
  • Provide real-time EO/IR Full Motion Video (FMV) in support of combat operations in theater.
  • Performed medium altitude surveillance in Afghanistan combat zone providing over watch for troops on the ground.
  • Performed reconnaissance operations with Joint Task Force Teams to help combat the illegal smuggling of narcotics.
  • Maintained combat ready mission-ready status as M/RQ-1B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) sensor operator.
  • Designated and guide munitions onto validated targets, while operating in high stress combat environment.

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2. Emergency Procedures

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Here's how Emergency Procedures is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Assisted pilot-in-command as directed and performed co-pilot related duties; reviewed checklist items, implemented emergency procedures, monitored aircraft/airspace.
  • Administered evaluations on students and instructors in Initial Qualification, Mission Qualification, Instructor Qualification, and Emergency Procedures.
  • Reviewed checklist items, initiated emergency procedures, monitored aircraft airspace and performed ground/flight safety procedures.
  • Administered instruction in Initial Qualification, Mission Qualification, Launch, Recovery, and Emergency Procedures.
  • Administered and evaluated three flight & emergency procedures evaluations.
  • Well trained in navigation with an emphasis on severely degraded systems, and emergency procedures.
  • Assumed co-pilot responsibilities during transit to and from air field and during emergency procedures.

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3. ISR

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Here's how ISR is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Executed safe launch and recovery of 200 MQ-1B sorties, enabling 4000 hours of FMV/ISR/SCAR in support of Operation Unified Protector.
  • Executed safe launch and recovery of 507 MQ-1B sorties, enabling 11,000 hours of FMV/ISR in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Managed 21 Sensor Operators and advised Mission Commanders in daily execution of 14 combat orbits/$159M total assets/336 ISR hours.
  • Authored guide on procedures to transmit ISR intelligence products between the MC-12 ISR platform and supported ground forces units.
  • Worked daily with deployed US forces in support of their Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) needs.
  • Supported ISR, airborne electronic warfare and force protection, and dynamic airborne tasking for ISAF and OEF operations.
  • Maintain EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE of ISR platform's tactics, techniques and procedures to collect intelligence data.2.
  • Enforced policies, prevented collection interference, and re-tasked 120 ISR platforms, minimizing collection loss.
  • Exploited and disseminated in support of operations; providing ground troops with near-real time ISR.
  • Perform identification, acquisition, recording, analysis, and reporting of assigned ISR tasks.
  • Advised ISR assets on operational procedures, techniques, and capabilities to ensure mission effectiveness.
  • Provided skillful ISR, and surface attack capabilities, in support of global operations.
  • Launched and recovered 450+ aircraft, provided 1000 hours of ISR for counterinsurgency operations.
  • Performed maintenance and updated database for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems.
  • Trained and managed a team of 20+ Airborne Systems Technicians/ISR Sensor Operators.
  • Operate and maintained three (ISR) Intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance platforms.
  • Provided ISR support for troops-in-contact situations and raids meeting ground commanders intent.
  • Provided critical ISR in support of 12 different coalition task forces.
  • Maintain proficiency in use of ISR software and COMPUTER SYSTEMS.3.
  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on ISR platform aircraft.

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4. Synthetic Aperture Radar

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Here's how Synthetic Aperture Radar is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Served as the Air Force's leading Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar expert.
  • Experienced with electro-optical, low-light and infrared full-motion video imagery, Minotaur Systems and Synthetic Aperture Radar.
  • Operated $28M sensor on $74M RQ-4B; operated synthetic aperture radar, electro-optical, and infrared sensors.

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5. MQ-9

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Here's how MQ-9 is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Developed MQ-9 Initial qualification academics for MQ-9 difference training course for dual qualification.
  • Developed MQ-9 mission qualification academics for mission dictated needs.
  • Designated Instructor assigned to instruct new instructors on the Launch & Recovery Element for the MQ-9 Reaper.
  • Provide Instruction on MQ-9 aircraft, Analyze Full-Motion Video, Checklists, CRM, systems operations.
  • Instructed and evaluated students ability to properly take-off and land the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft.
  • Instruct United States Air Force and Coalition Airmen on the MQ-9 Reaper AN/DAS-1 Sensor Payload.
  • Operated the payload on the MQ-9 Remotely piloted aircraft in order to collect intelligence.
  • Initial cadre to stand-up MQ-9 Training (simulators and academics) for Hancock ANGB.
  • Instructed 101 hours in basic MQ-9 operations using current technical orders and doctrine.
  • Acquired dual qualification between the MQ-1B and MQ-9.
  • Completed Air Force Classroom Instructor Course (CIC).MQ-9 Reaper qualified 2014.Over 250 MQ-9 hours and 200 Instructor hours.
  • Qualified as Evaluator and Instructor SO in the MQ-9 Reaper, and SO in the MQ-1B Predator.
  • Trained, instructed and evaluated aircrew to effectively employ the MQ-9 using numerous multi-spectral targeting pods.
  • Complete MQ-9 TX-1 Training Q1 with Commendable Comments - Current Top Secret Clearance (SCI)
  • Trained new MQ-9 sensors Instructed new sensor operators in squadron tactics and procedures.

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6. Coalition Forces

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Here's how Coalition Forces is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Managed assets to ensure the safety of coalition forces through dangerous operations.
  • Provided multi-mission operational support by providing persistent Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and communications in support of coalition forces in Afghanistan.
  • Process, exploit, and disseminate real-time intelligence containing potential threats to U.S. and Multi Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.
  • Instructed Combat Mission Readiness (CMR) sorties - Provided armed overwatch of coalition forces in OIF/OEF
  • Provided surveillance systems that detect threats against coalition forces to meet national surveillance requirements.

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7. Sensor Systems

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Here's how Sensor Systems is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Assisted sensor technicians in operational and performance check out of sensor systems.

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8. Flight Hours

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Here's how Flight Hours is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Provided wardroom training to 31 aircrew personnel on Navy-wide aviation-related mishaps, contributing to 2,400 command mishap-free flight hours.
  • Managed team training plan; supervised 8K flight hours and ensured upgrade of 70 mission qualified/instructor sensor operators.
  • Updated computer based systems with flight qualifications, medical records, and flight hours.
  • Completed 900 Flight hours on the MQ1 Predator Unmanned Aerial System.
  • Accumulated 1,310 mishap free flight hours.
  • Contributed to success of POTUS mission with 36 flight hours, successful geo-location and successful operations.
  • Tracked and reported squadrons flight hours, fuel consumptions, and flight personnel qualifications.
  • Participated in over 80 flight hours while collecting on over 125 NAIs.

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9. UAV

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Here's how UAV is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Provided UAV pilots with navigation information for image collection of specific targets, and determined optimal sensor selection.
  • Provided guidance and intelligence to UAV pilots, and otherwise assisted with mission planning, flight operations, and debriefing.
  • Assist UAV pilots through all phases of employment to include mission planning, flight operations, and debriefings.
  • Displayed proficiency in operating the UAV while handling all facets of mission planning and mission sensor/payload operations.
  • Certified on class 4 sized UAV for flight operations, launch recovery, and mission.
  • Assisted UAV pilot on take-off / landing and right seat operations.
  • Assisted UAV pilot on take-off/landing and trouble shooting procedures.
  • Become familiar with MQ-1, Bold Face CAPs, and basic UAV operating procedures.

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10. Flight Crew

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Here's how Flight Crew is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Managed Standardization and Evaluation Flight Crew Information File (FCIF) library; revamped ORM & Go/No-Go process.
  • Excelled in a high stress and high consequence environment as part of the MQ-1B flight crew.
  • Ensured the safety of the aircraft as part of a flight crew.
  • Provide direct RPA knowledge to ground member and fellow flight crews.
  • Performed flight crew functions in support of operation of company aircraft.
  • Drafted and forwarded 50+ AF/ACC/Wing/Group Flight Crew Information Files.

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11. Air Support

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Here's how Air Support is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Performed aircrew duties to execute special operation forces/Joint Force Air Component Commander missions requiring persistent armed reconnaissance and Close Air Support.
  • Coordinated operations with intelligence units, and air support units during sensor employment missions.
  • Performed intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, and battle damage assessment during 2500+ hours of combat support time.
  • Assisted in mission planning, including close air support, interdiction, armed reconnaissance, and combat search and rescue.
  • Coordinated Close air support from additional theater assets through effective employment of laser guidance systems.
  • Provided OCONUS FMV target development and direct air support for C-IED and ground combat operations.
  • Managed teams in operational mission planning to include close air support and surveillance missions.
  • Provided close air support for customers Worked with customers to improve products Managed an aircrew

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12. IR

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Here's how IR is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Planned, researched, edited and briefed all mission requirements before execution and debriefed all discrepancies to management personnel.
  • Assisted ground forward air controllers and forward air controller airborne by illuminating/laser designating and guiding munitions onto validated targets.
  • Developed POI and translated into Spanish Wolfhound man-pack, radio direction-finding system training materials for product delivery and training.
  • Advised leadership on operation policies, aircrew qualification and standards/evaluations procedures while ensuring compliance with high headquarter guidance.
  • Demonstrated superior technical skills, expertise in avionics and special mission systems operations, testing/evaluating, and troubleshooting/repair.
  • Facilitated key staffing processes; successfully authored and reviewed numerous Air Medals and Letters of Evaluation.
  • Assisted with integration of sensor platforms onto aircraft, and performed sensor configuration and functionality testing.
  • Provide airborne image and signal intelligence to various customers for contingency operations in multiple overseas locations.
  • Received 2 certificates of appreciation from different military units for outstanding support of their missions.
  • Conducted high profile mission operations for various Government agencies satisfying theater-level intelligence collection requirements.
  • Work with pilots monitoring environmental conditions for efficient data collection and continual mission readiness.
  • Operate mission planning ancillary equipment to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems.
  • Supervised and trained three personnel for completion and qualification as naval aircrew warfare specialists.
  • Mitigated pilot workload and coordinated clearance with controlling agency; airspace crisis averted.
  • Direct higher headquarters liaison providing exact tactical/technical direction leading to precise strategic strikes.
  • Consulted with engineers to effectively deploy essential equipment in operational environments within budget.
  • Implemented and evaluated maintenance policies and procedures and ensured safety requirements were enforced.
  • Monitored restricted personnel in a correctional facility and maintained awareness of their movements.
  • Track daily flight/ground/academic training requirements and accomplishments to facilitate accurate flight scheduling.
  • Performed excellent communication to ensure synchronization and coordination in a battlefield environment.

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13. EO

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Here's how EO is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Provided full motion video Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance data collection and analysis in support of mission objectives and customer requirements.
  • Controlled and disseminated life full-motion video to detect and destroy enemy targets.
  • Interpreted and reacted to video sensor imagery and equipment/computer-generated displays and alarms.
  • Provided real-time actionable intelligence using full motion video data link.
  • Utilized EO-IR imagery system to collect intelligence.
  • Submitted over 230 briefs with over 3000 imagery products based on the review of over 330 hours of video.
  • Collect and analyze Full-motion video, which is used by worldwide ground assets in the current theater of operations.
  • Operate optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, radios, and data link to locate and subdue enemy forces.
  • Provided Full Motion Video (FMV) analysis in support of counter-insurgency operations to ground force commander.
  • Full Motion Video and Imagery Analysis expert; over 2300 hours operating Full Motion Video sensors.
  • Provided full motion video support to ground personnel in fast pace and high stress environment.
  • Performed mission full motion video analysis and identification of friendly or foe order of battle.
  • Full motion video intelligence surveillance and training of new platform capabilities and tactics.
  • Collected and disseminated EO/IR video utilizing AN/DAS-1A Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS).
  • Detailed Description: Operated full motion video (FMV) sensor systems.
  • Work with new people often at different airports.
  • Operate both sensors simultaneously in flight.
  • Controlled and disseminated live video using several multi-spectral targeting pods in order to detect and eliminate enemy targets.
  • Performed precise mensuration of multisensor imagery to determine geographic location and vertical and horizontal measurements of objects.
  • Collected and analyzed full-motion video to satisfy intelligence collection requirements using the Multispectral Targeting System.

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14. Mq-1B

average Demand
Here's how Mq-1B is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Provided over 1,900 MQ-1B Predator flying hours in support of 24/7/365 operations in OIF/OEF.
  • Conducted 400+ MQ-1B Launch and Recovery events from a deployed location.
  • Maintained Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance Exercised poise during high-pressure, time-sensitive objectives Performed intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance operations from MQ-1B Predator
  • Preserved 14 MQ-1B aircraft experiencing emergencies valued at $56M combined.

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15. Enemy Orders

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Here's how Enemy Orders is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Research and study target imagery, friendly and enemy orders of battle, and offensive and defensive capabilities from various sources.
  • Researched and studied target imagery, friendly and enemy orders of battle.

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16. Ttps

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Here's how Ttps is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Partnered in updating and integrating MC-12 TTPs.
  • Coordinated multi-platform 5th-generation exercise; developed advanced TTPs.
  • Understand tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for friendlies and enemies.

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17. Potential Targets

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Here's how Potential Targets is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Conduct reconnaissance and surveillance of potential targets, areas of interest, and provide imagery analysis.
  • Conducted 1600+ hours of reconnaissance and surveillance of 1000+ potential targets and areas of interest.

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18. Lidar

average Demand
Here's how Lidar is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Assisted with operating and maintaining an aerial ground mapping EO, LIDAR and Radar system on King Air 200 aircraft.
  • Operated LIDAR/Buckeye sensor suite, for Counter IED missions for US Corp of Engineers.
  • Employed, diagnosed and repaired LiDAR system and associated systems.
  • Background in processing LiDAR data in a 3-D environment.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Optech Orion H LiDAR sensor without a manual or users guide due to the immaturity of the system.
  • Conduct airborne data acquisition in accordance with LiDAR and Digital Orthophoto SOP.
  • Key Results: LiDAR, Airborne GPS and Inertial Navigation Systems.
  • Conducted airborne surveys on multiple system platforms (LIDAR, Leica ADS, Optech, and DMC camera systems.)

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19. RPA

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Here's how RPA is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Evaluated, and supervised RPA operations system activities.
  • Conducted training for RPA operations systems personnel.
  • Engaged fixed, moving, time-critical targets using simultaneous multi-ship Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) precision attack weapons and tactics.
  • Weaponized remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) crewmember.
  • Subject matter expert in RPA autopilot system.
  • Perform intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance -operator RPA mission equipment systems, electro-optical sensor systems and electronic protection equipment.

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20. Sigint

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Here's how Sigint is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Provided Full Motion Video (FMV) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) to support Ground Force Commander's intent.
  • Enabled Full Motion Video and SIGINT capabilities to aid Operation Enduring Freedom and the capture of nineteen High Valued Targets.
  • Front line analyst reporting directly to customers on the ground with time-sensitive IMINT, SIGINT, and other derived intelligence.
  • Created fused intelligence products consisting of MASINT, IMINT, and SIGINT for dissemination to Task Force Commanders.
  • Experienced in using data collected from multiple SIGINT sources, combining with FMV data to prosecute the target
  • Operated Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensors and conducted SIGINT collection in support of OEF and AFRICOM military operations.
  • Operate using various COMMIT, SIGINT and VADER equipment incorporated into mission capability and completion.
  • Supervised rapid response airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) crews worldwide, including over Somalia
  • Trained in proper use/application of current SIGINT and weapons systems for HHQ
  • Used the MTS camera along with the SIGINT platform to track and follow certain HVIs for successful capture or demolition.
  • Served as mission commander on 100 airborne multi-sensor (SIGINT/GEOINT/FMV) reconnaissance missions, overseeing collection, analysis and production.

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21. Mx-15

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Here's how Mx-15 is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Performed Counter UAS Surveillance with PGST System, SRC Hawk Radar, and MX-15 Camera.
  • Experience using highly specialized surveillance technology (MX-15 Camera) to provide protection for U.S.
  • Operated MX-15i and MX-15HDi with both Sentry and Brimstone Mission Management Systems.
  • Maintained, employed, MX-15 electro optical camera system.

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22. Situational Awareness

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Here's how Situational Awareness is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Implemented aerospace operations mission planning and execution support through detailed analysis, situational awareness, and reconnaissance management.
  • Provided effective crew resource management, timely and accurate situational awareness, and in-flight training as required.
  • Execute real-time situational awareness and tactical intelligence reporting to special operations ground and air assets.
  • Promoted and instilled situational awareness in all aspects of airborne and ground operations.
  • Supported six ground assault forces calling enemy location/movement enhancing battlefield situational awareness.
  • Ensured situational awareness by informing battle groups of critical information.
  • Use multiple programs, screens, resources, and personnel to gain situational awareness and prioritize decisions for maximum efficiency.
  • Qualified for Hurricane Recon, providing Aerial Search, Rescue and Disaster Response situational awareness for emergency services agencies.
  • Employed mlRC and intelligence web sites to provide up-to-date situational awareness of respective areas of operation.

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23. Invalid Targets

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Here's how Invalid Targets is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Identified potential targets and areas of interest; detected, analyzed, and discriminated between valid and invalid targets.
  • Detect, analyze and discern differences between valid and invalid targets using electro-optical, low-light, and infrared full-motion video imagery.

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24. OEF

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Here's how OEF is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Deployed to Kandahar AB MQ-1 Launch and Recovery Operations in support of OEF.

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25. Target Identification

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Here's how Target Identification is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Assisted in air navigation and laser target marking systems to provide target identification.
  • Utilized laser target marking systems to provide target identification.
  • Performed as an UAV Sensor Operator using an IR/EO payload for Target Identification, analysis and Reconnaissance.
  • Perform Target Identification, and Reconnaissance using IR/EO/LDRF payload.
  • Utilized laser target marking systems to provide target identification and illumination for onboard weapons delivery.

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26. UAS

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Here's how UAS is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Utilized an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to support Humanitarian Assistance missions following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
  • Coordinated with various agencies to ensure on time launches and landings of UAS.

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27. Usaf

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Here's how Usaf is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Conduct operational testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems in support of the USAF's 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron.
  • Implement Unit Authorized Control Access List procedures to compliance with USAF security regulations.
  • Instructed & developed USAF's most advanced tactical training mission.
  • Implemented ePEX; a USAF approved program that interfaces with scheduling, aircraft maintenance, training, testing and evaluating.
  • Awarded Air Force Achievement Medal, authorized by USAF Secretary of the Air Force.
  • Achieved Excellent rating by the Inspector General for Nuclear Surety Program in USAFE.

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28. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Maintain mission readiness for worldwide deployment supporting DoD and Overseas Contingency Operations.
  • COORDINATE extensively with DGS, AOC and other Department of Defense (DOD) organizations when collecting/analyzing intelligence data.4.
  • Rendered high level of assistance to DOD personnel with information about enemy forces and potential battle areas.
  • Tracked, ordered, and inventoried radio navigation equipment for DOD supply system.
  • Communicate with DoD, State, other government agencies and the private sector to relay pertinent information regarding current USAFRICOM issues.
  • Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 250

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29. ATO

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Here's how ATO is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Prevented mission fratricide and minimized effect on communication infrastructure- Qualified as ground and airborne Tactical Systems Operator.
  • Trained incoming sensor operators on area tactics and procedures in accordance with strict regulations.
  • Evaluated sensor operators for Flight Qualification, Launch & Recovery and Instructor Qualification.
  • Prepared students for successful check ride events and Mission Qualified Sensor Operator certification.
  • Produced certified Mission Qualified Sensor Operators or recommended remedial training as necessary.
  • Integrated closely with pilots and intelligence coordinators to successfully perform mission operations.
  • Provided guidance to Joint Terminal Attack Coordinator to validate and identify hostile targets
  • Experienced sensor operator in support of operation enduring freedom in Afghanistan.
  • Trained other IMINT operators in sensor equipment for operator qualification.
  • Managed daily Predator mission; ensuring 100 percent collection satisfaction.
  • Provided sensor theory and sensor operations training to fellow operators.
  • Instructed multiple operators on flight operations and efficient mission planning.
  • Monitored training requirements and scheduled personnel for mandatory programs.
  • Reviewed system data and performed root-cause analysis to determine the sources of errors and deliver timely feedback for operators and analysts.
  • Delivered facilitator training to more than 275 personnel on the Navy's Drug and alcohol abuse programs preventing personnel issues.
  • Deployed in support of predator operations in Iraq; 250 successful landing/launches of $4.5 million dollar Air Force aircraft.
  • Trained mission qualified Sensor Operators in Launch and Recovery Operations in order to support global Special Operations missions Thompson 1.
  • Develop new students into sensor operators as well as promote experienced sensor operators into the launch and recovery role.
  • Provided new Sensor Operators with 300 hours of classroom and in-flight instruction resulting in the qualification of 10 students.
  • Served as an Instructor Sensor Operator with over 1200 hours of Full Motion Video exploitation techniques and dynamic experience.

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30. Target Information

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Here's how Target Information is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Perform mission planning by assembling target information, locating forces and hostile defense locations.
  • Assemble target information, locate forces, and determine hostile intentions and possible tactics.

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31. Direct Support

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Here's how Direct Support is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Direct support of Special Operations Units.

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32. SOF

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Here's how SOF is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Decreased mission planning 60+% by developing software for both an automated geographic coordinate creator and updated customer requirement tracker.
  • Qualified to operate 903.8, 904.2, 904.4, 2401(high definition) and 2402 Ground Control Station software variants.
  • Analyzed imagery against the requirements of the customer and produce products as a member of a PED team using ENVI software.
  • Maintain software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools and maintain databases.
  • Skilled at evaluating new sensor systems and software packages, building test plans, and evaluating results of test sorties.
  • Trained and Qualified Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Analyst with regard to change detection using SOCET GXP exploitation software.
  • Maintain computer servers and software via fiber optics, Man Ground Control Station (GCS), and 10kW generators.
  • Provided functional customer service support to 14 ground control computer workstations (GCS) between two differentiated software operations.
  • Worked directly with engineers to develop and implement new products, designs, services, hardware and software.
  • Assisted in the installation and troubleshooting of hardware and software on Windows based systems for classified computer networks.
  • Assisted in the installation, testing, modification and troubleshooting of hardware and software on Windows based systems.
  • Update academics, flights, simulator events in Scheduling, and Microsoft Office systems and others software.
  • Prepared and briefed squadron flight chiefs on mission and intelligence objectives using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Maintained multiple MySQL databases, web server software, and hardware on JWICS TS/SCI network.
  • Merged scanned images or build photo mosaics of large areas, using image processing software.
  • Performed monitoring and operation of Falcon View GIS Surveying software.
  • Performed initial phase softcopy imagery exploitation functions, compiled mission summaries, and researched target imagery requirements using national-level databases.
  • Operate tactical communications equipment, secured and unsecured networks, and software packages.
  • Update academics/flights/simulator events in the PEX/Micrsoft systems.
  • Utilized and proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, JWICS, FalconView, Google Earth, and mIRC chat.

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33. Control Station

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Here's how Control Station is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Operated Ground Control Station (GCS) to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems.
  • Provided in depth knowledge in the support of electro-optical and infrared sensors, Ground Support Equipment, and Ground Control Stations.

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34. PIC

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Here's how PIC is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Monitored surrounding areas and troop operations to insure base defense and security was informed of any suspicious or hostile activity.
  • Assisted PIC in complying with all governing regulations and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
  • Experienced in surveillance techniques in recognizing suspicious activity and patterns of people.
  • Experienced surveillance operator at recognizing suspicious activity and patterns of people.
  • Adjust the picture appropriately to obtain essential elements of information.
  • Assist the PIC in complying with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
  • Assist PIC with mission planning, briefing, mission execution, ground and flight safety and debriefing.
  • Challenged suspicious people by requesting identification and questioning them for purpose of their visit.
  • Monitor and report suspicious activity using the MX-15i camera from L-3 Communications.
  • Conduct safe flight operations using Piccolo GCS in restricted airspace.
  • Handpicked to exclusively fly in support of Special Forces operations.
  • Analyze before/after video to detect possible suspicious objects/IEDs along roads.
  • picked as one of four initial crews to deploy and set up LRE at new AOR.

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35. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Controlled differential GPS base stations.
  • Performed ground based surveys using Trimble R8 GPS units.
  • Delivered differential GPS ground control for right-of-way aerial transmission line surveys - Conducted ground-truthing throughout project areas

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36. AOR

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Here's how AOR is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Worked with 3 AOR's.
  • Know the repair and reacquisition process, in Theater and AOR, of equipment that has been found faulty during PMCS.

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37. Satcom

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Here's how Satcom is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Lead technician for installation efforts of VIASAT s ArcLight KU band SATCOM upgrades integrating the KG-175D TACLANE for encryption.
  • Configure clear and secure HF, VHF, UHF, and SATCOM communication systems for optimal mission employment.

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38. CAS

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Here's how CAS is used in Sensor Operator jobs:
  • Verified weather conditions/forecast for window and compatibility with conducting satellite data collection.
  • Launched and recovered 213 MQ-9 aircraft which enabled 3.4k hours of ISR/CAS.
  • Perform aircrew duties to execute USSOCOM/SOF/JFACC priority missions recurring persistent armed recon/CAS.
  • Perform occasional travel in support of the mission.
  • Specialized CAS training available upon request.
  • Conducted simulator and in-flight instruction of basic ISR, NTISR, CAS, SCAR, and CSAR.
  • Assisted with scheduling labor/material and forecasting requirements in regards to PBL performance metrics.
  • Enabled 280 combat missions and 5600 hours of CAS/ISR support - SO evaluator while deployed to ensure continuity with new SOs

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20 Most Common Skill for a Sensor Operator

Combat15.3%
Emergency Procedures11.6%
ISR9.5%
Synthetic Aperture Radar6.2%
MQ-95.3%
Coalition Forces5.2%
Sensor Systems5.1%
Flight Hours4.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sensor Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Combat
Combat
11.8%
11.8%
2
2
Emergency Procedures
Emergency Procedures
8.9%
8.9%
3
3
ISR
ISR
7.3%
7.3%
4
4
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Synthetic Aperture Radar
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
MQ-9
MQ-9
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Coalition Forces
Coalition Forces
4%
4%
7
7
Sensor Systems
Sensor Systems
4%
4%
8
8
Flight Hours
Flight Hours
3.8%
3.8%
9
9
UAV
UAV
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Flight Crew
Flight Crew
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Air Support
Air Support
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
IR
IR
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
EO
EO
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Mq-1B
Mq-1B
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Enemy Orders
Enemy Orders
2.2%
2.2%
16
16
Ttps
Ttps
2.2%
2.2%
17
17
Potential Targets
Potential Targets
2.1%
2.1%
18
18
Lidar
Lidar
2%
2%
19
19
RPA
RPA
2%
2%
20
20
Sigint
Sigint
1.9%
1.9%
21
21
Mx-15
Mx-15
1.9%
1.9%
22
22
Situational Awareness
Situational Awareness
1.7%
1.7%
23
23
Invalid Targets
Invalid Targets
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
OEF
OEF
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Target Identification
Target Identification
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
UAS
UAS
1.4%
1.4%
27
27
Usaf
Usaf
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
DOD
DOD
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
ATO
ATO
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Target Information
Target Information
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
Direct Support
Direct Support
1.2%
1.2%
32
32
SOF
SOF
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Control Station
Control Station
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
PIC
PIC
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
GPS
GPS
1.1%
1.1%
36
36
AOR
AOR
1%
1%
37
37
Satcom
Satcom
1%
1%
38
38
CAS
CAS
1%
1%

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