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Ground Flight Observer
Title:Ground Flight Observer
Location:Ft. Huachuca, Arizona

Pinnacle is seeking a UAS Ground Flight Observer to support our Services business area. Pinnacle, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, is a leading innovator, developer, and provider of defense and aerospace products and services. Pinnacle fosters a work-hard, play-hard corporate culture, with many opportunities for advancement and career progression in a fast-paced organization that is experiencing exponential growth. Pinnacle has been on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018! While Pinnacle offers competitive, traditional benefits, we are excited about the recent implementation of an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)!


Observes and reports airspace incursion by manned aircraft when UAS are flying in or around joint use airfields. 

1) Makes periodic checks on buildings, grounds,and equipment associated with UAS Flight Operations. 
2) Monitors access to airspace and reports intrusion to Mission Commander. Monitors Air Traffic Control frequencies. 
3) Participates in training activities. 
4) Participates in special projects as required. 
5) Maintains Inventory control of all items needed to perform Ground Observer duty. Reports shortfalls/deficiencies and orders replacement equipment through appropriate channels. 
6) When not engaged in primary duties, performs authorized secondary duties per the Statement of Work Supports 24 hour flight operations and rotates shifts as necessary to provide support.
7) May support Downed Aircraft Recovery Teams. 
8) Maintains currency in all mandatory training associated with all assigned duties
9) May perform apprentice level support functions in areas where previous work experience meets/exceeds the Contract Performance Work Statement (e.g. Flight Line Support, Mission Support, Logistics, Tool Room or Administrative duties)


1. Must obtain an FAA Class II Airman's Flight Physical prior to employment and maintain this requirement through employment
2. Complete Government provided Observer training and maintain currency
3. Ability to obtain a Contractor’s Driver License to operate Government vehicles
4. Must be able to work rotational shift work

1) 1-3 years of related security guard or military experience preferred but not required. Aviation/Military Radio communications experience is a plus. Aviation airfield operations experience is a plus.
2) Additional trades, vocational, administrative skills (Flight Records experience) that allow for advancement into other UAS, aviation, flight line support, or logistics positions on this contract


High School Graduate, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, or work/military experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Etc.)

Travel up to 10% required.

Pinnacle Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is an AAP/EEO/VEVRRA equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Career page as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling (256) 327-4181 or by sending an email to 
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