SkyTap looks forward to hiring you as a select member of our team.


Job ID#: 2017A1001
Job Title: Instructor Operator
Job Category: Aircrew
Home Base: Huntsville
State: Alabama
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

This position is for an MQ-1C UGCS Instructor Operator in support of the US ARMY located in Huntsville, AL.

Our management team knows what makes this type of work both rewarding and difficult. We value our team as professionals and we want you to be able to enjoy the important things in life when you are home.

Once we bring an employee into our family, our goal is to take care of our team the same way that they take care of the duties in their work. We value the feedback of our operations team and we implement the recommendations of those experts.


Requirements, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • US ARMY UAS Instructor Operator Course

  • Serve as MQ-1C (UGCS) Instructor Operator for U.S. Army UAS domestic operations in accordance with technical orders, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, approved Army regulations, and unit procedures.

  • This position is responsible for ensuring aircraft and ground systems' airworthiness, effective aeronautical decision making and crew resource management while coordinating and executing ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, risk analysis and management, briefing, taxi, flight, and debriefing in support of the client.

  • Security Level: Secret

  • Travel: 50%

  • Responsible for MQ-1C Instructor level proficiency

  • Participates in Special Projects as required

  • At least 200 Hrs MQ-1C Gray Eagle Instruction time given (Flight/Sim combined)

  • Must be able to maintain a Class II FAA Medical Certificate or DoD Equivalent

  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, stand for an extended period of time up to at least 50 minutes and walk at least 100 meters across uneven or unpaved surfaces

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of SkyTap

  • The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with all levels of employees, including senior management and senior military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew

  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Readiness Level 1

  • >500 Hours Gray Eagle Flight Experience

  • Army Deployment Experience

  • Practical knowledge of computer operations and applications

  • Bachelors Degree in a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work/military experience

  • Aptitude for creating positive relationships with coworkers and customer personnel under stressful conditions



SkyTap provides an innovative and highly competitive benefits package to all full time employees.


SkyTap, Inc. is an EOE/Vets/Disabilities.