SUAS – RPA Instructor and Sim Operator

Company Details

Apogee Engineering, LLC is a growing provider of research, engineering, operations, software, cyber and intel expertise across an array of DOD and Federal Civilian customers.

Job Details


Apogee has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced RPA Instructor and Sim Operator located at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. This position will provide Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) instruction, simulator operations, and support to the USAFA unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) center.

Why work with us?

Apogee Engineering, LLC is a growing provider of research, engineering, operations, financial and administrative expertise across an array of DOD and Federal Civilian customers. Our company was founded on the commitment of making a positive difference regardless of agenda or personality. This commitment, infused with integrity and a passion for excellence, has propelled Apogee Engineering into the ranks of an elite small business company, known for unwavering dedication to their client’s success, a warm and family-like work environment, and an enthusiasm to providing the right solution at the right time.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing RQ-11 RAVEN hands-on flight and classroom instruction covering airmanship, familiarization, and air-power applications
  • Supporting classroom academics instruction with the use of the RPA simulation systems
  • Supporting RPA aircrew record management, reporting, and training and flight evaluation folder maintenance
  • Maintaining and operating Air Operations Center Simulation Lab
  • Training cadre and students on how to operate the simulator system including both the 15 Air
  • Operations Center positions and the two supporting Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • 3 years of experience with unmanned aircraft in a tactical environment
  • Working knowledge of air operations (AOC) in order to develop airspace, airspace plans, control measures, SPINS, etc. for realistic scenario execution
  • Ability to obtain RQ-11 DDL/RQ-20 qualification


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Tagged as: unmanned aircraft, tactical environment, airspace, airspace plans, control measures, spins, rq-11 ddl/rq-20 qualification, rpa simulation systems, remotely piloted aircraft systems

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