SkySpecs

COMMERCIAL UAS PILOT

Remote

ABOUT SKYSPECS

SkySpecs entered the wind energy industry in 2014 as an automated drone inspection company. After quickly earning a leading position in the United States and European markets, conducting over 23,000 onshore and offshore inspections for the biggest wind energy owners in the space, we grew our services and capabilities to offer a full-wrap operations and maintenance suite of solutions.

What this means to the industry, is that we can now present multi-layered solutions to our customers that include analytics, wind turbine blade expertise, collaborative software to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, create plans for high-cost repair campaigns, collaborate on complex projects, and – ultimately – reduce the cost and risk within the industry, making wind energy more attainable for the world.

In the last 18 months, SkySpecs has tripled its staff, opened a new office in Amsterdam, moved to a new space in Ann Arbor, and welcomed several key players in the industry to our team. It’s been a thrilling ride, and we are poised for even more growth in the second half of 2019.

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

PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • A flexible work schedule and work environment
  • The respect of your teammates regardless of department or skill set
  • The option of working from home when it suits you and your team
  • A fun, energetic, often entertaining workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
  • An open vacation policy (our policy is: Get your work done; be reliable; go above and
  • beyond because you want to; and take rest and relaxation when you need it!).
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

HOW TO APPLY

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

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