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Airborne Systems Operator/Technician

Company: Aethon Aerial Solutions
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Aethon Aerial Solutions Inc. brings together a seasoned team of industry experts with over 100 years of collective experience in airborne LiDAR and remote sensing for commercial industrial and defense applications. By investing in the next generation of sensor & optics technology, 4D analytical tools and building strategic partnerships, we are rapidly expanding and can offer solutions for manned and unmanned aerial imaging which are unmatched in North America.

Our passion for integrating leading edge technologies and expertise coupled with our relentless commitment to excellence, has become the hallmark of our team of veteran engineers, project managers, field crews, data analysts and researchers.

The dedication of our team has enabled Aethon to develop tailored solutions which provide a level of service beyond any other in the industry.

Aethon continues to grow and is looking to complement our team with an Airborne Systems Technician. For you as an applicant, we offer the ability to work with advanced imaging and remote sensor technology in this exciting and dynamic role.

Overview of Position:

The Airborne Systems Operator / Technician plays a key role in the Field Operations workflow. Operation, Installation, maintenance, calibration and repair of airborne sensor systems and GPS instruments on a helicopter platform, coupled with planning, monitoring and reporting on key components of the airborne operation. This is a field-based position.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Project pre-planning
  • Detailed flight line planning
  • Operating airborne sensor platform in Electric Utility environment
  • Record and update flight logs and daily reports
  • Monitor the quality of collected data
  • Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of in-flight equipment
  • Post-flight, check navigation trajectories to ensure data coverage
  • Participate in the quality management system, by working to document processes and procedures, plus offering recommendations on improvement opportunities
  • Troubleshoot & rework repairs down to the component level
  • Assist in the development of training documentation for internal/ external use
  • Integration, software tuning and testing of complex electromechanical devices
  • Follow & help improve best practices for troubleshooting of integrated systems.
  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments.
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems. Evaluate COTS hardware for ruggedness and make appropriate modifications or drive vendor changes for use in Aethon applications.
  • Assemble, integrate, tune and test complex electromechanical systems.
  • Integration, tuning and testing of optical devices.
  • Operation of proprietary software to debug, tune and test complex electromechanical systems.
  • Work to deadlines to meet delivery dates for both internal and external customers.
  • Interact with other departments to resolve problems and provide continuous improvement to reflect operational results and goals.
  • Field Support for system installation/calibration, customer training and program/process development.
  • Continually improve the companies process for system specification, configuration control and documentation.

    Additional Responsibilities
      • The flexibility to travel in the field for several weeks at a time
      • Other tasks as assigned

        Desired Skills:
        • Strong electronics and mechanical background.
        • Experience and knowledge in a wide range of manufacturing techniques and processes.
        • Familiar with troubleshooting techniques and ability to read technical drawings, data sheets and schematics.
        • Strong and professional customer relations skills.
        • Ability to work within a Microsoft Office environment including knowledge of Windows, Excel and Word.
        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
        • Ability to work to company deadlines to meet customer delivery dates
        • Work in teams to continuously improve operations and processes

          Desired Experience and Education:
            • Three years experience in the electronics and mechanical field
            • One year of Helicopter Crewmember experience (Flight Engineer, Flight Mechanic, Crew Chief)
            • 2 Years of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) experience (Group 2, 2/3, 3) with Remote Pilot License (Part 107)
            • Prior Airborne Payload Operator experience
            • Installation, maintenance and repair experience of sensors (Ex. LiDAR, GPS and Specialized Camera Sensors)
            • Experience with various test equipment and procedures
            • Experience in configuration control, purchasing/procurement and manufacturing control processes
            • Associates or bachelor's degree in electronics, aircraft systems, remote sensing, unmanned systems, mechanical technology or equivalent

              We invite you to take this challenge by forwarding your cover letter and resume.

              Reference in Subject Line: Aerial Systems Operator / Technician Position

              Job Types: Full-time / Part Time

              Aethon is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

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