Job Title:     UPS Flight Forward UAS Technical Pilot Department:     Flight Operations Days:     Monday - Friday Hours Per Week:     45 Commitment to Position:     1 year Hours:     8:00am - 5:00pm Flex Time:     Yes Rotating Shifts:     No Travel:     Yes, frequent travel to gateway sites and orig

UPS Flight Forward UAS Technical Pilot

UPS Airlines • 
FISHERVILLE, Kentucky, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:

Job Title:     UPS Flight Forward UAS Technical Pilot

Department:     Flight Operations

Days:     Monday - Friday

Hours Per Week:     45

Commitment to Position:     1 year

Hours:     8:00am - 5:00pm

Flex Time:     Yes

Rotating Shifts:     No

Travel:     Yes, frequent travel to gateway sites and original aircraft manufacturers

Job Freeze:     No

Work Location:     311 Clark Station Road, Fisherville, KY

Manager:     Jarrod Knowlden


Work Environment: 
Office environment/operations

Our drone airline is the first to receive full Part 135 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, and we’re flying fast toward new innovations and great customer experiences. We’re the first to fly commercial drone deliveries outside of visual line of sight. 

Imagine the possibilities: from rapid transport of life-saving medical supplies, to accelerated door-to-door delivery for online shopping. Right now, we’re working to:

  • Expand drone delivery service. 
  • Add new services including residential and commercial drone deliveries. 
  • Partner with drone manufacturers to develop drone hardware and software. 
  • Keep safety at the heart of everything we do.


Job Summary:

The UPS Flight forward (UPSFF) Technical Pilot manages the technical and safety aspects of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet.  They must have extensive knowledge of drone systems, manuals, and the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manuals.  The position will work directly with OEMs during acquisition, evaluation, new version releases and updates of drone equipment.  They will provide support to maintenance, training, operations, and represent UPSFF to external organizations.  This position is responsible for adhering to FAA regulations, UPSFF policies and procedures while ensuring safety and efficiency with flight operations.  This position must be able to qualify as a UAS instructor and check airman.


Job Description:

Duties include managing configurations of aircraft equipment, to provide recommendations and to request specific modifications (e.g., improved and updated parts and functionality, etc.).  Review and write aircraft manual material and provide content for training.  Attend meetings with functional groups (e.g., maintenance, operations, etc.) to provide status updates regarding aircraft issues, incidents, delays, and to review standards and policies.  Report safety-related issues and assists with investigations to ensure regulatory requirements and safety concerns are addressed.  Represent UPSFF to regulatory organizations such as FAA and DOT.

Job Requirements:


Required Skills:

Have 5-10 years of aviation experience in either unmanned or manned flight operations. The candidate will have experience in a Test and Evaluation environment in either developing or executing programs.  Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate, hold a current Remote Pilot Certificate, current Second Class Medical Certificate, and have authorization to work in the United States.  Extensive knowledge of aircraft systems, manuals, and aircraft manufacturer manuals. Strong communications skills and the ability to represent UPSFF in various meetings with internal and external customers.


Preferred Skills:

Instructor or Check Airman experience.  Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.  Acquisitions Experience.  Ability to utilize MS Office and Project software.


Interpersonal Skills:

Adaptable to new ideas, resourceful, and able to see the big picture with a growing and developing environment.  Positive leadership skills required, which include good communication and listening skills. Ability to embrace change and new concepts.


UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law
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