Experimental Aircraft Mechanic

Improve, modify, maintain, and repair our autonomous firefighting aircraft
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San Francisco Bay Area

Are you an experienced "swiss army knife" experimental aircraft builder 🛩️🚁🛠️ looking for a unique opportunity? Are you comfortable fabricating custom aircraft modifications, installing harnesses, and upfitting/upgrading components? Do you enjoy solving challenging problems, spending time in the hangar, and thrive under pressure? This might be the opportunity for you! 

Every wildfire starts small.🔥Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition using a network of autonomous aircraft permanently installed throughout high risk regions. We are fire sprinklers for the forest. 🌧️

We are looking for a skilled mechanic to improve, modify, maintain, and repair our prototype autonomous firefighting aircraft. You will be responsible for troubleshooting issues and fixing them while aiming for maximum reliability and functionality.


  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance of aircraft systems, including:
  • Rapid problem solving on mechanical systems 
  • Inspect engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately
  • Conduct maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts etc.) to maintain functionality and longevity
  • Implement modifications to the engine, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Keep maintenance and modification records up-to-date and accurate
  • Perform pre- and post-flight inspections
  • Tow, taxi and perform run ups in accordance with applicable standards and procedures
  • Ensure equipment, tools and shop premises are maintained in a clean and orderly manner

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven experience upgrading, modifying and maintaining internal combustion engines. 
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical and electrical components and systems
  • Working knowledge of vehicle diagnostic systems and methods
  • High competency with hand and power tools
  • Willingness to observe all safety precautions for protections against accidents, dangerous fluids, chemicals etc.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced team environment
  • Consistently demonstrates high attention to detail

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with large displacement two-stroke engines
  • Fabrication experience, including welding and/or sheet metal
  • Experience with fabrication methods such as: manual milling, lathe, balancing rotating assemblies, and modifying wire harnesses and pinning/crimping connectors

Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

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