Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a UMS Pilot to join our Agriculture team in Napa, CA. The UMS Pilot will serve as an operator of unmanned systems for Yamaha Motor Corporate U.S.A.  This role will primarily involve piloting Yamaha’s unmanned helicopters for agricultural spray applications. W

UMS Pilot - Yamaha Motor Corporation

Yamaha Motor Corporation • 
Cypress, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a UMS Pilot to join our Agriculture team in Napa, CA. The UMS Pilot will serve as an operator of unmanned systems for Yamaha Motor Corporate U.S.A.  This role will primarily involve piloting Yamaha’s unmanned helicopters for agricultural spray applications.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Pilot Yamaha unmanned helicopters and multi-rotor drones
  • Perform agricultural spray services operating Yamaha unmanned systems equipment, and supporting activities including mission planning, spray and cleanup
  • Learn and perform maintenance on unmanned systems and spray services equipment
  • Submit regulatory reporting associated with Yamaha’s spray services
  • Conduct site evaluations to determine if sites are an appropriate fit to utilize Yamaha’s spray services and conduct mission planning (including developing maps and flight plans)
  • Promote Yamaha’s Spray Services at local trade shows and events
  • Communicate with customers on scheduling and spray applications
  • Work on research and adhoc projects as assigned by the Ag Business Development Manager
  • Employee will be directed as to the tasks to be completed by the Ag Business Development Manager. Employee will primarily act as pilot in command of flight operations while in the field.
  • Other duties as assigned

What you need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation or related field (or comparable work experience)
  • Part 107 Remote Pilot License (or higher level Pilot’s license) required
  • Ability to acquire/maintain FAA Second Class Medical
  • Experience operating remotely-controlled aircraft systems required
  • Agricultural field experience preferred
  • Strong communicator with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • 10% travel required

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Yamaha, we understand that talent comes in various forms, as such we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.  If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Pay Range:

  • $77,607 - $88,370

Yamaha intends to offer the selected candidate base pay dependent on job-related experience.  Base pay is part of Yamaha’s Total Reward program, our Talent Acquisition Team will share more details as candidates progress.

What’s in it for you:

  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing
  • Fertility Benefits
  • 5 hour work-week
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Short-Term Disability Coverage (for hourly roles)
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Student Debt Repayment Benefits
  • Ability to borrow Yamaha product

Reports to:  Agriculture Business Development Manager   

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, veteran or disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Travel: 10%
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