The VO’s duties include conducting operational flights and overseeing vehicle performance, flying qualities, and capabilities of UAS systems. Job Duties: • Conduct pre-flight planning to include operational briefings, analyzing weather forecasts, Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs), and airspace requirements.

Visual Observer - Significant Travel

PDS Tech, Inc. • 
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Position Type: Contractor
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Job Description:

The VO’s duties include conducting operational flights and overseeing vehicle performance, flying qualities, and capabilities of UAS systems.

Job Duties:
• Conduct pre-flight planning to include operational briefings, analyzing weather forecasts, Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs), and airspace requirements.
• Execute operational needs and mission requirements for each customer.
• Document and complete pre/post UAS logs.
• Perform equipment testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
• Document inventory of UAS spares/components and maintenance actions.
• Communicate and coordinate with internal and external entities for safe flight operations.
• Stand, sit, stoop, squat, crouch, crawl, walk, run, and climb or descend stairs.
• Carry a UAS approximately (55 lbs.)
• Must be willing to travel to customer sites as required, may include travel in personal vehicle.
• Approved expenses will be reimbursed by the company guidelines.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• This position requires that the RPIC may travel in their personal vehicle as needed and/or ride and drive in a Company/Leased vehicle on and off property to transport drone equipment.
• Pre-employment drug test and post-employment random drug test required
• Hold a current Remote Pilot Certificate (Part 107) required.
• Hold a current FAA Second Class Medical Certificate required.
• Have a valid driver’s license required.
• Have authorization to work in the United States required.
• Have a minimum of 6 months of aviation experience either or combination of:
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experience and/or Flight (Rotary or Fixed Wing) required.
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited school preferred.
• Hold a current FAA Commercial Certificate or any other FAA Airmen Certificate considered preferred but not required.
• Experience with a Ground Control Station software (Mission Planner, QGroundControl, etc…) preferred.

Salary Range: 21-27
Relocation: No
Travel: 50%
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