UAV Flight Operator

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Part 107 Drone Pilot
Ready to change the world?
We are reinventing how products are delivered around the world by unlocking the path not yet traveled.
Our company was founded in 2015 and is backed by Silicon Valley’s most prominent VCs, including LightSpeed Venture Partners and YCombinator. Volansi provides fast on-demand aerial delivery service for time-critical shipments over long ranges. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications. Leveraging drone technology as a transportation method, we help our customers gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.
Our work came from the immediate need for critical delivery of parts to drastically reduce downtime for an automotive company. From this idea, our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical delivery markets.
Volansi is seeking 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate pilots with experience planning and conducting either manned or unmanned aircraft operations.   A professional approach to flight discipline and sound judgement are a must.  Experience with training and overseas flight operations desired.  This is an opportunity for the right person to be part of expanding our operations with new partners and furthering development of new training programs and capabilities to operate in new locations.
What you will do:
This position will be integral to developing Volansi’s drone solution services program for customers stateside and abroad. Flight operations will be conducted utilizing a number of platforms, autopilots, and sensors. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with extensive experience operating unmanned aircraft with small deployed teams and no direct supervision. This position can be based in: Bend, OR; Mesa, AZ; or SF Bay Area, with the potential to work remotely.  Expect an estimated company travel requirement of up to 75%. The UAV Flight Operator will perform preflight, flight and post-flight duties on company or customer owned aircraft. The Operator shall be cross trained on multiple positions and platforms to allow for minimal crewing for flight locations, as well as flexibility across customer bases. The candidate can expect to fly UAVs for commercial customers and perform tasks such as:

    • Maintenance and operation of a fleet of unmanned aircraft for cargo delivery purposes
    • Development and execution of customer training plans with Volansi products
    • Creation of Mission Plans and Test Cards for customer and internal flights
    • Travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to carry out delivery missions


    • Experience and interest in operating unmanned systems
    • FAA Part 107 License, or ability to obtain
    • Experience with General Aviation Rules
    • Experience with multiple autopilots (Piccolo, Pixhawk, DJI, etc)
    • Ability to communicate clearly even under high pressure situations
    • Ability to travel and be deployed on projects internationally


    • Knowledge of FAA Regulations CFR Part 91, 135
    • Experience with Pixhawk autopilot systems
    • Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing/Multi-rotor sUAS flight experience
    • Experience planning and conducting training programs
    • Experience with aircraft type certifications
    • Experience with International Unmanned Systems Regulations