UAS Drone Pilot Prairie du Sac, WI

  • Status: Full-Time
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation including base salary, quarterly performance-based bonuses, and a competitive benefits package.
  • Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Flex Plan, Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, 401(k) Match, Profit Sharing

Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and safety-oriented UAS Drone Pilot to become an integral member of our Wireless Telecommunications team. This is a full-time position based in our Prairie du Sac, WI office, however, our pilots travel extensively across the U.S. to meet our clients’ needs. You will be working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving industry assisting our Telecommunications team with the surveying, inspection, mapping, and capturing of data used in the 3D Modeling of cellular towers. Field work is conducted independently through the safe and effective operation of drone equipment, visual inspections, photos, and documentation, while paying careful attention to detailed operating procedures and client specifications.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Utilizing drone equipment, cameras, and a laptop to capture all necessary site, tower and/or equipment details for the use of surveying, inspecting, mapping and 3D modeling of tower sites in accordance with company guidelines and customer specifications
  • Effectively partnering and communicating with others on the Telecommunications Team to ensure data and images are shared in a timely and organized manner to meet the needs of the organization and client deadlines/specifications
  • Performing routine maintenance and safety inspections of all drone equipment to ensure its safe operation before flight as well as post-flight inspection; troubleshooting issues on-site and/or ensuring any concerns are properly documented and reported for repair
  • Assisting with organizing data and images and/or writing reports to be utilized by both internal and external customers
  • Adhering to company policies, procedures and confidentiality requirements surrounding the services provided to clients
  • Demonstrating a sense of urgency in meeting client commitments and deadlines with an unwavering focus on quality and safety

Desired skills/abilities:

  • Requires a High School diploma or GED
  • Remote Pilot Certification from the FAA (UAS Part 107 license) is required. Prior licensing is  preferred, or candidate must obtain a license within 30 days of hire (testing fees and related expenses reimbursable upon successful attainment of license)
  • Willing/able to travel extensively (70-90%) across the U.S. (both air and ground travel) required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Strong technical aptitude, problem solving skills, and a willingness to troubleshoot routine drone operating issues in a safe and effective manner are necessary
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, while following detailed work directions, guidelines and client specifications is required
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, while consistently performing quality work and meeting deadlines is required
  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills
  • Requires routinely working outdoors in a variety of climates, terrains and environmental conditions; requires physical dexterity in accessing job sites, and the transporting and operating of equipment
  • Previous drone operating experience strongly desired, but not required; Comfortable operating a UAS in various environmental conditions (i.e. weather, lighting, cityscape, rural, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current FAA regulations and airspace management a plus
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship

What type of person thrives at Edge Consulting?  Individuals who:

  • enjoy working on cutting edge telecommunications networks and fast paced projects;
  • thrive in a challenging atmosphere and desire the ability to work with a team to help our clients succeed;
  • are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and won’t back down from a challenge;
  • want to work for a company that is focused on long-term success rather than the next quarter;
  • are committed to personal growth and development and take a continuous learning approach.

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