UAS Pilot is responsible for operating an unmanned aerial system (UAS). As Pilot-in-command (PIC), the individual will need to supervise or operate the UAV. This includes mission planning, mission sensor/payload operations, launching, remotely piloting, and recovering the aerial vehicle. The PIC will additionally conduct safety tests, oversee vehicle performance, and assess drone systems’ capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

– This position may plan, assign, or supervise the work of others. This position may also function as an assistant to the section manager or as a team leader


– Check UAS before a flight to ensure safe and proper operation

– Analyze weather forecasts to ensure safe flights

– Document pre- and post-flight logs

– Monitor drones during flight

– Ensure UAS safety and FAA regulations are observed at all times

– Plan drone flight routes

– Navigate drones along designated paths

– Gather information or produce aerial photographs as needed

– Perform equipment testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance

– Traveling 50% of the year

– Setting up and breaking down equipment at different locations

– Other duties assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

– Strong communication skills

– Quick Aeronautical Decision Making

– Robust problem-solving abilities

– Excellent electronic and mechanical skills

– Expertise in multitasking

– Keen attention to detail

Education and Experience:

– This position requires a bachelor’s degrees

– Commercial Pilot License or 1000 hours UAS Operation

– Certified in Piccolo Autopilot

Physical Requirements:

– Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

– Must be able to lift up to 75lbs at times.

Job Category: Flight Services Group
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Woodbine NJ & San Joaquin Valley CA

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