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Drone Manufacturing Technician



Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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



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 seeking a Drone Manufacturing Technician responsible for fabricating, assembling, and maintaining drone / uncrewed aircraft vehicle (UAV) systems and components utilizing composite materials.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, assemble, and maintain drone systems and components

  • Operate 3D printers and perform print clean ups

  • Leverage CAD and 3D printing software to create parts

  • Inspect and test completed parts to ensure conformance to specifications

  • Collaborate with other teams to integrate systems and components into the manufacturing process

  • Collaborate with engineers on manufacturing approaches and optimization strategies

  • Support the creation of manufacturing production systems

  • Assemble, integrate sub-system components, and inspect drone systems

  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 1+ years of related experience in composite fabrication, assembly, and maintenance

  • Ability to learn new skills

  • Comes to work on time and works hard to accomplish project goals

  • Proactively seeks work out to complete

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established procedures

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience with inspection and testing of composite parts

  • Prefer those with prior ability to operate and maintain vacuum bagging equipment, prepreg ovens, CNC, 3D printers, sanding, and cutting machines

  • Prefer those with a proven track record of succeeding in fast paced environments while still meeting quality requirements

 What Else You Need to Know  

We offer a competitive package based on level of experience, including the possibility of WINGXPAND stock options and advancement opportunities as the company expands. 

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.