We are seeking a Flight Operations TechnicianAs a Flight Operations Technician, you will be a core member of the flight operations team. The Flight Operations Technicians support pre-flight, launch, and recovery of high-altitude balloons and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Contributing to a safe env

Flight Operations Technician

Near Space Corporation • 
Tillamook, Oregon, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
We are seeking a Flight Operations Technician

As a Flight Operations Technician, you will be a core member of the flight operations team. The Flight Operations Technicians support pre-flight, launch, and recovery of high-altitude balloons and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Contributing to a safe environment, including flight safety and the safe operation of equipment, powered, and hand tools is essential to being successful at NSC. Flight Ops Techs strengthen the company by applying their mechanical component fabrication skills, assisting engineers with integration and testing of flight system hardware, and following flight checklists and processes. A successful Flight Operations Technician assists with flight operations and maintenance efforts.
What You Will Do for UAS and High-Altitude Balloon operations
  • Implements engineering designs to build and develop components
  • Performs regular inspections of all safety and operational equipment
  • Maintains work records, maintenance and repair logs, FAA and other documentation, etc.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of parts, supplies, and equipment
  • Performs flight ops activities per flight schedules and in collaboration with internal teams
  • Assists with launch operations and other flight line activities
  • Assists with deployments to support customer testing and operations
  • Participates in recovery efforts
  • Position requires 10-20% travel 
Job Requirements:

Mechanical Skills
Process Adherence
Flexibility and Adaptability
Critical Thinking

What You Need to Be Successful

2 years of experience with aviation operations (manned or unmanned)
Mechanical experience
Must possess or be able to obtain FAA Class II Medical Certificate
Proficient in Microsoft applications Office including: Word, Excel, E-mail, and web-enabled apps
Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Education and Experience

Associates degree in a technical field
Possess FAA 14 CFR Part 107 UAS Certificate
Possess FAA 14 CFR Part 91 Private Pilot Certificate
Familiarity with unmanned operations
Forklift and/or Crane Operator certification
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – HAZMAT endorsement

Please submit a cover letter explaining how your experience is relevant to the responsibilities of the Flight Ops Tech role and your level of knowledge of the requirements.

Special Requirements

This position requires access to or use of information which is subject to the federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR. ITAR and EAR define “U.S. Person” as Any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. – unable to provide sponsorship

What You’ll Appreciate About Us

Exceptional Culture. Friendly-competitions and fun-focused events keep us united as a family.
Niche Development. Everyone here wears many hats; therefore, you learn more in this role than you could ever imagine.
Location! Location! Location! The place where spectacular natural beauty lives, a variety of outdoor adventures and an amazing community to support all of your fun hobbies. There’s something to do for everyone!
Health & Well-being. With a remarkable benefit package, including competitive wages, health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, a retirement plan, and holiday pay, we make sure you’re well taken care of.

Why Us?

We are the epitome of how science and technology will change the world. Located west of Portland on the beautiful Oregon Coast, Near Space Corporation values innovation, teamwork, safety and offers an environment of growth and commitment. Specializing in the testing and maturing of space and aviation technologies, NSC has extensive experience providing relevant space like environments for maturing new technologies and testing concepts of operations using high altitude balloons and UAVs. For over 25 years, we’ve been successfully operating as a small high-altitude ballooning company and more recently NSC began operating the Tillamook UAS Test Range, which is an instrumental piece of integrating manned and unmanned aircraft into the NAS. This is why we need you, the best of the best. If you enjoy aerospace, unmanned systems, and flight testing… you are in the right place! This is where ideas fly!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NSC is an equal opportunity employer who focuses on building a culture where differences are valued. Our mission of leveraging new technology is achieved by embracing diversity and providing an inclusive workforce. NSC employment is based on competence, qualifications, merit, performance, and business need.

In connection with an application for employment and as a condition of continuing employment, investigative background inquiries may be made on including previous employers, schools, consumer credit, criminal convictions, motor vehicle, and other reports. As a condition of employment, all candidates must successfully complete and pass a background check and a pre-employment drug screen. Candidates who refuse to complete contingencies of an offer, including the pre-employment drug screen, will not be hired by Near Space Corporation. In connection with this application, you release and agree to hold harmless any individual, company, business institution or government agency from all liability with regard to furnishing information to Near Space Corporation. I agree to release and hold harmless Near Space Corporation from all liability with respect to the receipt of such information.
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