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Fighter Aircrew Simulator Operator

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Job ID: 2018067
Location: , OH, United States
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking qualified candidates to support the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. As the lead agent for M&S within the USAF, AFAMS gathers requirements, seeks out potential solutions, and integrates legacy and emerging M&S solutions across the USAF and the DoD. The USAF has an M&S initiative that focuses on providing simulation and synthetic training as the critical capability to augment live training, act as an enabler for critical decision-making, and enhance human performance. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

The role of this position is to support the Air National Guard with M&S Operational, Technical, and Innovative Support and the candidate will work out of Duluth, MN or Toledo, OH on a casual part-time basis (as needed). The Fighter Aircrew Simulator Operator will:

  • Instructor pilot (F-16, F-15, F-18, F-22, or comparable aircraft) or have been previously qualified as cockpit qualified.
  • Responsible for managing simulator console operations, scenario development, and scenario management.
  • Proficient with simulator hardware; basic troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products and with basic Combat Air Force mission planning processes, tools, and standards.
  • Manage scenario utilizing F-16 mission sets to include (but not limited to): AI, CAS, FAC-A, SEAD, DCA, OCA, SCAR, and ACA. 
  • Multi-Tier Simulator Support SMEs: Tier 1-F-16 Flight Examiner /Instructor Pilot, Tier 2-current and qualified F-16 Instructor Pilot, Tier 3 F-16 Flight Lead, Tier 4 previous fighter experience.


The following skills are required:

  • Fighter Pilot with five hundred (500) hours air-to-air and air-to-ground flight experience as an Instructor pilot (F-16, F-15, F-18, F-22, or comparable aircraft) or have been previously qualified as a cockpit qualified.
  • Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

A Secret security clearance is required and a Top Secret/SCI and SAP eligibility is desired.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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