SkySpecs

UAS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Ann Arbor

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 a UAS Engineering Technician who combines superb drone electrical and mechanical troubleshooting knowledge with a passion for innovative ideas and solving hard problems. You will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, tracking, and in-field 24/7 tech support activities associated with UAS electro-mechanical systems and subsystems. You will work closely with software and hardware engineers, system integrators, and field operators to ensure maximum system uptime and effective technical support for all facets of the technical operations process.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-year technical degree or higher in an engineering, unmanned systems, or related field
  • Practical knowledge and hands-on experience with UAS operations, system integration and test, vehicle and sensor assembly/disassembly, telemetry radios, R/C transmitters, video downlinks, or UAS field troubleshooting – i.e. you can independently assess, diagnose, and troubleshoot a variety of drone technical issues with minimal guidance
  • Superb drone “hacker/tinkerer/maker” skills; drones are your passion
  • Willingness to jump in at any level and do “whatever it takes” to help the team
  • Motivated self-starter with a knack for solving problems under stress
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project planning skills; high attention to detail
  • Professional, responsible, and innately safety conscious
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic
  • Hold a valid driver’s license

NICE TO HAVE

  • 2-5 years of experience in a hands-on technical role building and troubleshooting complex electronic and/or electro-mechanical products
  • Deep technical knowledge – beyond simple trial-and-error troubleshooting – related to advanced drone technologies, including LiDAR, GNSS, IMU, microelectronics, embedded systems, multi-axis gimbals, imaging sensors, electromagnetic interference, and Linux-based OS
  • Experience with resin-based 3D printers, shop equipment (e.g. hand tools, drill press, table saws), and electronics lab test equipment (e.g. soldering, function generators, multimeters)
  • Practical knowledge on best practices in the safe handling, charging, discharging, and storage of large lithium polymer batteries (>200 watt-hours)
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification
  • Startup or tech experience

THE WORK

  • Support field operations teams with 24/7 on-call technical support and logistics
  • Help the team with all facets of the UAS system maintenance, repair, and overhaul process
  • Troubleshoot complex, long-term vehicle, hardware, and microelectronics issues as well as coordinating with our pilots to make in-field “quick-fix” repairs and remote diagnosis
  • Contribute to the field repair and troubleshooting guide with guidance from the engineering team
  • Operate and maintain shop equipment, tools, and warehouse area
  • Support day-to-day logistics needs by dropping off equipment to shipping locations as needed

PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
  • A fun, energetic, often zany workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • 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!).
  • A flexible work schedule and work environment
  • Health benefits

HOW TO APPLY

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

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