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Field Maintenance Pilot

Company: DroneUp LLC
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

DroneUp is seeking a Field Maintenance Pilot who is responsible for maintaining DroneUp's fleet of aircraft. In this role, the employee will perform mechanical, firmware, and software services to multiple components of DroneUp's aircraft. The ideal candidate will collaborate with internal teams as well as external contractors to ensure minimal aircraft downtime will be one of the primary responsibilities of this role. Responsibilities

  • Generate reports, field maintenance documentation, audits, and support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. This spans across multiple aircraft and hub locations within a 50 mile radius for a designated territory
  • Maintain mechanical hardware as requested and approved by maintenance management
  • Maintain comprehensive notes and documentation associated with aircraft repair services
  • Ensure that adequate maintenance service forms are kept up-to-date and signed accordingly by the appropriate maintenance service personnel
  • Interact with contractors, vendors, OEMs, and internal management on a daily basis
  • Travel on a weekly and sometimes on a daily basis between hub/store locations within a 50 mile radius to service and/or pick up equipment
  • Support shipping and receiving of parts and equipment to keep the fleet operational
  • Conduct repair services on-site or at a designated repair location determined by the maintenance management team
  • Conduct RTS (return to service) test flights as required
  • Assist TDI (Testing, Development and Implementation) Specialists in performing routine flight testing as required
  • Train regional TDI Specialist to perform basic maintenance functions
  • Other duties as assigned

    • Knowledge of various sUAS platforms
    • Ability to work with precision mechanical tools and electrical measurement equipment
    • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot equipment using mechanical, electrical, and software tools
    • Understand software based applications for troubleshooting flight systems issues
    • Understand firmware, such as OpenTX, Ardupilot, PX4
    • FAA Part 107 certification required
    • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive company vehicles
    • Able to physically lift equipment up to 55 lbs
    • Knowledge of RF systems and equipment used for sUAS operations
    • High level understanding of 14 CFR Part 107 regulations, airspace, and LAANC system
    • Experience with a variety of UAS platforms
    • Experience with one or more of the following: ArduPilot, ArduPilot Mission Planner, MAVlink protocol, QGroundControl, Mavlink, RFD Tools, Radio Telemetry or DJI Go
    • Knowledge in Google Earth, Google apps, and UAV piloting apps
    • Experience with radio controlled airplanes or RC systems in general is a plus
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environmentThis position also requires the following essential functions:
      • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery and to fly sUAS
      • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
      • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company's office or work site
      • Fingering (e.g., picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses the fingers)
      • Ability to read complex documents in the [English] language
      • Ability to write complex documents in the [English] language
      • Capacity to express thoughts orally (e.g., accurately, quick and loudly convey spoken instructions to workers)
      • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time
      • Repetitive motions of any part of the bodyPI185925205

Keywords: DroneUp LLC, Virginia Beach , Field Maintenance Pilot, Professions , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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