SkySpecs

COMMERCIAL UAS PILOT

North America

ABOUT SKYSPECS

SkySpecs envisions a world where wind energy is the most affordable form of electricity and therefore ubiquitous around the world. SkySpecs is helping to make this possible by automating the operations and maintenance of wind farms using advanced robotics paired with our custom-built asset performance management software, Horizon.

SkySpecs launched the world’s first completely autonomous blade inspection product in 2016 with a custom designed drone system. Since then, SkySpecs has inspected over 25,000 wind turbines in over 15+ countries, becoming the world leader in understanding the health of turbine blades. Identifying issues with turbine blades is only the first step. In 2019 SkySpecs launched Horizon to be a platform for SkySpecs to offer a multi-layered solution for customers that includes: data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, and a place for all stakeholders to collaborate to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns. Ultimately, this will help reduce the cost and risk of operations for the industry.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

SkySpecs is seeking an experienced Commercial UAS Pilot to join our team of operators as we scale to conquer the aerial inspection industry. You will combine a passion for autonomous flight operations and drone electrical and mechanical troubleshooting knowledge. You will be responsible for executing on-site inspection work for our North American customers, in-field technical troubleshooting, and transiting equipment between sites as needed for longer deployment campaigns. You will be a critical member of the SkySpecs Operations Team and interact regularly with our customers face-to-face, representing us on-site through efficient project execution, exceptional professionalism, and a nonstop commitment to safe UAS operations.

REQUIREMENTS

  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification
  • Minimum of 50 logged hours as pilot-in-command (PIC) with heavy-lift (>20 lbs MTOW) multi-rotor platforms and at least 100 logged hours of overall UAS PIC experience
  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time, deployed to remote wind farms throughout North America for 4-week increments with 1-week breaks
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with UAS operations, vehicle and sensor assembly, telemetry radios, R/C transmitters, video downlinks, or general UAS field troubleshooting
  • Willingness to jump in at any level of operations and do “whatever it takes” to help the project
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; high attention to detail; a stellar team player
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and fast, constant changes to “the plan” with the ability to adapt quickly and make it seem effortless
  • 2-year technical degree or higher in unmanned systems, aviation, operations, or a related field
  • A valid driver’s license; able to obtain a U.S. Passport
  • Ability to lift up to 50-lbs and stand for long periods of time

NICE TO HAVE

  • Startup or tech experience
  • Experience with “life on the road” / being deployed for long periods of time
  • Experience with operations in Canada / dual-citizenship
  • Multilingual – ideally French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese
  • Wind energy/renewables background

THE WORK

  • Deploy to customer project locations – sometimes solo, sometimes on small teams – to execute on-site wind turbine blade inspections using the SkySpecs automated drone system
  • Communicate daily to SkySpecs and customer on project progress, upcoming logistics, technical troubleshooting details, etc.
  • Be patient with and passionate for the most advanced commercial UAS technology
  • Charge, discharge, pack, and ship flight batteries

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@skyspecs.com.

In your cover letter, please include why you want to work at SkySpecs and how your previous experience relates to the position described.

Our People Operations team will respond as soon as possible. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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