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.
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.
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.