Remote UAS Operator / Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC)

Protect our climate using your UAS operations experience.
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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

Rain is backed by the expertise of wildland fire professionals and the institutional and private capital of Silicon Valley leaders. We are solving our own problem.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in ground and flight operations as the Pilot In Command (PIC) and remote operator
  • Remotely pilot > 55 lb rotorcraft systems
  • Collaborate with engineering teams on development of the PIC and Ground Control Software (GCS) interfaces
  • Develop/update flight manuals, checklists and procedures
  • Support test planning, hazard analysis and mitigation, and test reporting
  • Evaluate planned test maneuvers and conditions for safety and feasibility
  • Coordinate with the FAA, ATC, and Airport Operations
  • Participate in the flight release process for software and hardware modifications
  • Participate in briefings and debriefings for technical and operational exchanges of information in a group setting


Basic Qualifications

  • 14 CFR Part 61 Private or Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot License
  • 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
  • 3+ years experience as a remote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilot
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental flight test methods and safety culture


Ideal Qualifications

  • 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier or 137 Agricultural Aircraft operational experience
  • Experience operating unmanned helicopter platforms
  • Experience in aerial firefighting or agricultural spraying applications
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

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