Aerial Production Services, Inc. is a Drone Service Provider for telecom, energy and construction industries. We leverage pilots with specialized expertise (and proven experience) flying specific, sensitive assets. Our brand is heavily trusted in the drone service industry as having the most capable

UAV/Drone Operator - Pilot

Aerial Production Services, Inc • 
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Position Type: Contract
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Job Description:

Aerial Production Services, Inc. is a Drone Service Provider for telecom, energy and construction industries. We leverage pilots with specialized expertise (and proven experience) flying specific, sensitive assets. Our brand is heavily trusted in the drone service industry as having the most capable pilots that can quickly deploy anywhere in the nation; having flown over 30,000 sites across 49 states. We are currently looking for exceptional pilots in the Northeast Region (NY, NJ, NH, CT, MA, RI). This is contract work only but could lead to full time employment for those pilots that separate themselves from the pack as the best of the best.

We want pilots that are:

  • Safe - this is the most critical competency; includes following all FAA sUAS regulations
  • Skilled - we are the best and only want the best on the team...be ready to prove it
  • Efficient - get it done right, quickly - the first time
  • Knowledgeable - understand and talk confidently about equipment, techniques & process
  • Experienced - you've been there/done that - a bunch
  • Prideful - every flight is a direct reflection of you (and us) - you must take pride in your work
  • Fun - while you may be flying solo, you will be part of a dynamic team that regularly interacts with clients and other teammates - work hard/play hard
  • Mobile - willing and able to get to new projects and are very comfortable staying in hotels most every night
  • Process Focused - the devil may be in the details but the Priroity is on the Process - you understad the importance of 'sticking to the process' and cherish each step
Job Requirements:

With experience flying any of:

  • Telecommunications - Cell towers, line-of-site, etc...
  • Energy - power lines/towers, solar, gas/oil pipeline, etc...
  • Construction - mapping, progress, safety, etc...
  • Residential/Commercial buildings - roofs, marketing, inspection, etc...
  • Mapping - roads, land, survey, etc...

Must have the following:

  • FAA Part 107 Certification
  • Valid, state issued Driver's License
  • At least 1 drone capable of flying 6 hours in a day (extra batteries). A backup drone is preferred. DJI Phantom 4 Pro or Mavic 2 Pro preferred.
  • Payload camera that shoots a minimum of 20 mp pictures, 4k videos at least 30 fps, and 1080 videos at least 60 fps
  • Aviation Liability Insurance of at least $1 million (ability to provide Certificate of Insurance as proof of insurance)
  • Internet connectivity (includes on the road) allowing for file uploads, document review, and interaction with other cloud-based applications
  • Cell phone with nation-wide coverage

Must be capable of:

  • Flying up to 6 hours in a day (excludes travel and downtime)
  • Recharging equipment 'on-the-road' (batteries, controllers, tablets, etc...)
  • Attending project-specific training of specialized flight plans
  • Driving to remote locations (off road)
  • Following project-specific flight plans
  • Following all FAA guidelines to ensure each location can be flown as scheduled, in a safe manner
  • Performing a formal Risk Assessment prior to any/all flights
  • Purchasing 3rd party applications for specific flight planning/data upload/etc... that may be reimbursed. Ex: Autopilot, DroneDeploy, Skyward, etc...

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • UAV/drone pilot: 2 years (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

License/Certification:

  • FAA Part 107 Certification (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)
Salary Range: $50k-$85k
Relocation:
Travel: 100%
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