DroneUp is seeking a skilled and accomplished sUAS pilot for the Special Projects branch of Flight Operations. The pilot should have experience on both DJI and non-DJI aircraft with competency to learn new sUAS technologies for various mission applications across a wide spectrum of environmental and

Pilot, Special Projects

DroneUp, LLC • 
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Position Type: Big Fish
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Job Description:

DroneUp is seeking a skilled and accomplished sUAS pilot for the Special Projects branch of Flight Operations. The pilot should have experience on both DJI and non-DJI aircraft with competency to learn new sUAS technologies for various mission applications across a wide spectrum of environmental and operating conditions.

The pilot should be prepared to represent DroneUp on-site by leading as RPIC and project lead on active mission deployments. Specialty training and check ride will be provided.

Responsibilities

  • Perform specialized flight missions, adhering to a high level of safety and systems understanding
  • Fly aircraft in various conditions for up to 8 hours consecutively depending on assigned project
  • Report to Sr. Manager for assignments such as: Mission planning & ConOps creation, preliminary mapping, permitting, releases, safety memos, compliance needs/req’s, etc.
  • Manage flight team, on-location, during active missions for the duration of the deployment
  • Ensure that drones and hardware operate as intended and within the requirements of DroneUp’s Flight Operations Manual
  • Work closely and cooperatively with TDI, training, and implementation teams prior to mission deployment to ensure knowledge of mission equipment is aligned with mission parameters
  • Perform flight data gathering, logging, and distribution (as needed); mission reporting; daily updates/recaps, etc.
  • Travel required
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3-4 years sUAS flight experience or similar experience as demonstrated by flight logs (150+ hours preferred, but not required)
  • Part 107 Certification required (Must be provided at the time of application)
  • Skilled knowledge of UAV and UAS systems required
  • Basic experience in PX4, ArduPilot and Auterion preferred
  • Basic mechanical and electrical system integration knowledge preferred
  • Experience in operating diverse systems and products
  • Experience using web based applications
  • Detail-oriented communication and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skill
  • Experience in Google Suite
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