As a Drone Pilot at Juniper Unmanned, you will be held accountable for more than just piloting an aircraft. A drone pilot at Juniper, or Field Operations Technician (FOT), is responsible for conducting field data acquisition with a variety of tools including land survey tools, unmanned aircraft, and

Drone Pilot

Juniper Unmanned • 
Golden, Colorado, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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As a Drone Pilot at Juniper Unmanned, you will be held accountable for more than just piloting an aircraft. A drone pilot at Juniper, or Field Operations Technician (FOT), is responsible for conducting field data acquisition with a variety of tools including land survey tools, unmanned aircraft, and remote sensors. You will frequently travel across the country to acquire high quality data in a safe, effective, and compliant manner. As an FOT, you will take direction from the Flight Group Leader and Project Manager, who provides all information needed to accomplish a mission.
  • Represent the company with a professional, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Travel throughout the United States, 25-75% of the time. Having a flexible schedule and limited outside engagements are helpful.
  • Work with team members to determine the best solution for the project.
  • Perform compliance checks, airspace reviews, mission planning, and mission debriefs
  • Conduct data acquisition (LiDAR, photogrammetry, magnetometer) and operate equipment such as small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), GPS, RTK, total stations, and other data acquisition equipment to meet project requirements.
  • Solve real-time problems, both technical and mechanical, and perform limited equipment repairs in the field.
  • Maintain a level of readiness and in-depth knowledge on the unmanned aircraft systems being used by Juniper Unmanned.
  • Maintain the appropriate certifications and qualifications necessary for the operations performed by the company.
  • Custodian the equipment owned or operated by the company by keeping it secure, safe, and treating it responsibly.
  • Enter and maintain personal and company records into the Juniper Unmanned operations record system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to contribute to the team’s success.
  • Contribute to the team with an understanding that the industry is constantly evolving.
  • Able or willing to learn to fly both multi-rotor and large single-rotor platforms. 
Job Requirements:
  • Experience with survey or topographic field data collection.
  • Part 107 certificate or the ability to obtain it before starting work.
  • Understanding of FAA Part 107 regulations and procedures.
  • Understanding of proper checklist, manual, and SOP use and integration.
  • Demonstrates competency in operational logistics and field operations.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of record management, flight log management, maintenance log management, and training folder requirements.
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in UAS, GIS, Land Surveying, Remote Sensing or a related field.
Salary Range: -
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Travel: 25%-75%
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