This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location. Job Summary:Demand for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drone) for use in productions across DMED- supported entities is rapidly g

Drone Pilot - Remote

The Walt Disney Company • 
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:
Demand for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drone) for use in productions across DMED- supported entities is rapidly growing. As a Drone Pilot I you will be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of drones within production and broadcast environments. You will work on assigned projects and productions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) in compliance with company policy and applicable regulations.
  • Maintain records as required for training, flights, and equipment.
  • Serve as remote pilot in command or visual observer as needed.
  • Assist with UAS clearances and approvals as assigned.
  • Assist with research, testing, and implementation of new technologies, workflows, products, and applications.
  • Assist with maintenance, logging, and upkeep on the fleet of company-owned UAS.
  • Train and maintain currency in flight procedures and techniques.
  • Collaborate with Drone Operations team and follow priorities as outlined by Remote Production Operations management.
  • Hours will depend on production needs and will include nights and weekends.
Job Requirements:
  • Valid FAA Part 107 certification.
  • Valid US driver's license.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FAA Part 107 regulations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Media Production, Communications, Aviation, or Related Field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in UAS operations within a production environment.
  • Regular travel will be required to event/production sites.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience with live sports production, including specialty camera operation and media editing.
  • Knowledge of Walt Disney Company organization.
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