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Fixed-Wing UAV / Drone Pilot

WingXpand

WingXpand

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

at WingXpand
Location: St. Louis, MO
Type: Full Time & Part Time Options

About WingXpand

WingXpand is expanding what’s possible with drones with our 7ft aerial intelligence aircraft that expands from a backpack to help farmers grow more yield, public safety crews respond to disasters faster, and keep soldiers safe.

We’re a rapidly growing, Techstars backed, startup that is creating the future of aerial intelligence, anywhere, at any time. We want you to play a key role in our journey!

Position Description

We are on the hunt for a skilled Fixed-Wing UAV / Drone Pilot. If you have experience in flying fixed-wing UAVs or come from a military background where you've handled similar equipment, we're eager to have you on board. Your role will be pivotal in safely operating our drones for various missions and ensuring the highest standards of flight operations through development activities and customer flight demos.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Flight Operations: Safely pilot fixed-wing drones/UAVs for various missions, ensuring adherence to flight plans and protocols.

  • Pre-flight Checks: Conduct thorough pre-flight inspections, ensuring all equipment is in optimal condition and meeting all safety standards.

  • Post-flight Analysis: Review flight data post-mission, ensuring any irregularities are reported and addressed with engineering and leadership.

  • Training & Development: Support training initiatives, development of curriculum and customer flight demos.

 Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a fixed-wing UAV pilot.

  • Military background in aviation, especially in drone piloting, is a significant advantage.

  • Knowledge of aviation safety standards and best practices.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, especially in high-pressure situations.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with internal stakeholders and external customers.

  • Ability to travel to customer locations.

 What Else You Need to Know  

We offer a competitive package based on level of experience, including Health, Vision, Dental Insurance, Unlimited PTO, the possibility of WingXpand stock options and advancement opportunities. 

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)

If you are a self-motivated, results-driven individual with a passion for innovation and technology, we want to hear from you! Apply today and join us on the journey of expanding what’s possible with aerial intelligence for those that keep our world running!

Please apply with your resume and / or CV explaining why you are the perfect candidate for this role.