Mission Planner

Work From Home, Washington, DC, US

Company Overview

Metrea is a defense company dedicated to translating commercial innovation into solutions for national security. With deep mission expertise, Metrea focuses on delivering effects as-a-service, through a commercial subscription model, across 5 different mission verticals. Metrea Management oversees 9 global business units via Operations, Strategy, Legal, and Finance teams.

Position Summary

This role supports the Operations department by handling customer aerial refueling request, generating flight plans utilizing information received, and providing flight following of company aircraft in accordance with Metrea Strategic Mobility (MSM) processes and Federal Aviation Regulations. Individuals are responsible for briefing weather, known hazards that may exist throughout the flight, and coordinating day of aerial refueling operations to ensure safe and efficient service up until the submission of post-flight documentation.

Essential Functions Statements

• Gather aerial refueling details from the customers and create a logical flight plan in ForeFlight

• Flight plan will take into consideration performance, maximum Takeoff and Landing weight, calculating a departure time to meet scheduled rendezvous, and determining fuel requirement to support customer offload request, alternates, and landing minimum reserve fuel (while complying with the Federal Aviation Administration minimums).

• Generate detailed mission package to-include all documents required for execution

• Brief flight information, to-include Notices to Airman, local and through flight weather, Area entry/exit procedures, Air Refueling details, and any changes

• Coordinate with Pilot in Command to make critical go/no-go flight release decisions to ensure safe and efficient flight operations

• Track and communicate with the Aircrew throughout the flight and pass Mx status, fuel status, and any pertinent information regarding the flight to Maintenance and Operations leadership

• Prepares effective and timely contingency plans to recover from service disruptions due to weather, ATC, mechanical issues, etc.

• Collect and input post flight information and draft routine reports

• All other duties assigned

Competency Statements

Plan missions that adhere to FAA guidance and Military procedures during large exercises while operating in confined spaces.

• Ability to calculate Take-Off and Landing Data, accurate fuel loads, and flight timing.

• Detail oriented. Must be able to accurately pass information across all spectrums

• Ability to use Foreflight software to plan and dispatch a comprehensive flight plan

• Must have the ability to multitask and work effectively, both individually and as a member of a project team, while ensuring timely completion of assignments

• Ability to interact with internal and external customers

• Must be able to take initiative and work independently

• Ability to collaboratively work in a fast-paced environment

• Excellent communication skills, verbally and in written format.

Supervisory Responsibility

This role has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in an environment that varies from a clerical, office setting using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines to a warehouse setting with various weather and temperature conditions to include extreme heat, humidity and cold to also shop-floor locations, ramp and outdoors with potential adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.

Physical Demands

This is a sedentary role; however, some physical abilities may be required.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with typical working hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours and work shifts may change in accordance with department and business needs. Non-Exempt employees may be required to work over 40 hours per week with approval from the department manager.

Facility Location:

Temecula, California - 41955 4th Street, suite 315 Temecula, CA 92590


Travel requirements are 25% Required Education, Experience and Certificates

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Airline Dispatcher, KC-135 Pilot or 5+ years' Boom Operator with operational experience and prior participation in Large Military exercises (i.e., Red Flag, Rim Pack, etc.)

Certificates: FAA Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Preferred Education, Experience and Certificates

Education: College or Aviation trade school

Experience: Working knowledge of Aerial Refueling Operations, National Airspace System, flight plan management, and customer service.

Certificates: FAA Dispatcher Certificate

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Employee must be a US citizen.

Employee must be able to hold and maintain a Secret (or higher) Clearance Level. Employee must have and maintain a U.S. Passport. AAP/EEO Statement

Metrea Strategic Mobility (MSM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Communication FAA Regulations ForeFlight Microsoft Office Suite Military Procedures

  • Calculate Take-Off and Landing Data, fuel loads, and flight timing
  • Collect and input post-flight information
  • Interact with internal and external customers
  • Plan missions adhering to FAA guidance and Military procedures
  • Prepare contingency plans for service disruptions
  • Use ForeFlight software to plan and dispatch flight plans

High school diploma or GED


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