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Senior UAS Flight Operator

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Senior UAS Flight Operator
Ready to change the world?
We are reinventing how products are delivered around the world by unlocking the path not yet traveled.
Our company was founded in 2015 and is backed by Silicon Valley’s most prominent VCs, including LightSpeed Venture Partners and YCombinator. Volans-i provides fast on-demand aerial delivery service for time-critical shipments over long ranges. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications. Leveraging drone technology as a transportation method, we help our customers gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.
Our work came from the immediate need for critical delivery of parts to drastically reduce downtime for an automotive company. From this idea, our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical delivery markets.
Volans-I is looking for a self-motivated UAS pilot (preferably FAR Part 107 licensed), with a strong leadership background. Extensive experience planning and conducting either manned or unmanned aircraft operations; with a professional approach to flight discipline and sound judgement is a must. Experience with overseas flight operations is highly desired. This is an opportunity for the right person to be part of expanding our operations with new partners and furthering the development of new training programs and capabilities to operate in new locations.
What will you do?
This position will be in charge of coordinating and leading small teams on CONUS and OCONUS deployments. Willingness to travel is a must; with the possibility of deploying to austere environments up to 75% of the time. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of personnel management and mentorship. Experience setting up sites and adhering to host nation laws/regulations is highly desired.
+       Candidate must be able to safely and effectively perform the duties of an aircraft operator, sensor operator, and minor maintenance without supervision, including flight and ground equipment setup/maintenance as well as logs and records. Ability to coordinate flight schedules, airspace, resources, frequency management, and other aspects of flight operations.
+       Ensure flight activities are conducted in accordance with test objective, safety provisions, regulatory provisions and limitations, and project requirements.
+       Work with a team of driven, supportive and highly skilled professionals.
+       Direct interface with customers.
+       Implementation of risk management principles in all operations.
+       Complete all documentation required for flight operations, equipment operational status, data collection, and post-flight procedures.
+       Capture critical information for input into after-action reports and lessons learned databases.
+       1-5 years of personnel management or related experience.
+       Advanced computer skills are required; computer networking experience is desired
+       Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
+       Experience in troubleshooting and repair of Unmanned Air Vehicle systems.
+       High school diploma with aviation-specific training, and 6 years of relevant experience, or BS with 2 years relevant experience.
+       Must be a U.S. citizen and be deployable to various CONUS and OCONUS locations.
+       Must have/able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
+       Capable of independent decision making.
+       Must have FAA Part 107 RPIC.
+       FAA Class II Medical.
+       Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast paced environment.
+       Must have outstanding Leadership, Managerial and Organizational skills, and should have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
+       BA degree in Aeronautics, Business, Engineering or similar discipline is highly desired.
+       Prior military service a desired.
+       Experience working in a growth oriented startup culture.
+       Experience teaching/training others in a professional or educational setting
+       Knowledge of radio transmitters, receivers, antennas, or radio frequency preferred.

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