UAS Maintenance Technician

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.

We are looking for a skilled mechanic to maintain and repair our growing fleet of prototype autonomous firefighting rotorcraft. You will be responsible for troubleshooting issues and fixing them while aiming for maximum reliability and functionality.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance of aircraft systems, including:
  • 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 performing maintenance on internal combustion engines
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles
  • Working knowledge of vehicle diagnostic systems and methods
  • Ability to handle various hand tools (e.g. pliers)
  • 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

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with large displacement two-stroke engines
  • Experience with rotorcraft and/or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Fabrication experience, including welding and/or sheet metal
  • Experience fabricating and modifying wire harnesses and pinning/crimping connectors

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

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