1. Who are The Sky Guys?
The Sky Guys is a fast-growing provider of industrial and governmental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services and technology. Since founding in 2015, we’ve logged more than 14 000 flights and served upwards of 600 clients including Samsung, Hatch, Shell, Dofasco Steel, General Motors, law enforcement agencies, as well as marketing and entertainment flights for NHL and the Pan Am Games. We develop cutting-edge solutions at the intersection of drones, the cloud, analytics, and AI. Our vision is a future where our solutions are the optimal choice for heavy industry and government to conduct safe, efficient, and smart field operations. We’re always on the lookout for high-energy innovators to join our team.
2. Description of Role & Work
The Drone/RPAS Pilot is the heart of our organization. They deliver our leading services in the field and act as the face of our company. With their unique "ground-truth" experience, they are often called upon to participate in sales activities, operations, engineering and software development. Your work is critical to the success of The Sky Guys' customers and the broader community.
You will work directly with senior management at The Sky Guys to deliver and improve our field services and you'll need to work with the broader company to maintain and help optimize existing systems.
You must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced team with minimal direction, exercising initiative, adaptability, and communication skills with other staff. Creativity, hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude will be necessary on a daily basis.
Maintain and operate our fleet of equipment - DJI products, senseFly, Intel, Applied Aeronautics RPAS, including camera equipment, LiDAR, multispectral, thermal, and more
Coordinate all flights according to requirements set out by Transport Canada and The Sky Guys SOPs, including but not limited to: Site Surveys, Mission Checklists, Filing NOTAMs, RPAS Authorizations, Mission Planning, etc.
Manage collected data and process for delivery to clients, including Pix4D output file formats, images, video, thermals etc.
2.1 Competencies & Experience
Minimum Formal Education: Bachelor’s degree . MEng and MASc graduates also welcome to apply.
Key Traits of the Candidate:
o You are high-energy, adaptable, resourceful, reliable, analytical, team-minded, and an outstanding problem-solver
o You have a growth and continuous development mindset that applies to your personal development, your skills, the quality of your work, and the teams you work in
o When faced with a challenge, you can plan and execute with minimal oversight
o You’re not afraid of working hard!
2.2 Soft Skills & Experience
Excellent English oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and personal management skills (e.g. managing timelines, requirements, planning out work, etc.)
Ability to work independently or in small teams (up to ~10 people)
Ability to learn and apply new information and skills to advance project goals
Excellent documentation skills and habits
2.3 Technical Skills & Experience
Prior UAV flight Experience, ideally 100+ hours commercial flight time
Air law, air traffic rules and procedures knowledge and practical application
Excellent knowledge of Transport Canada's Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
Transport Canada Pilot Certificate - Advanced Operations required, or in process of being obtained
Prior Transport Canada SFOC Operation and application process an asset
Valid Ontario Driver's License with clean driving record
Restricted Operator Certificate-Aeronautical (ROC-A) an asset
The following types of experience will be held in high regard:
Experience with Pix4D and photogrammetric processing
Experience with Autodesk, AutoCAD, or similar software
Experience as a GIS analyst, survey professional, photogrammetrist, or equivalent
Experience in the following industries: oil and gas, utilities, mining, agriculture, infrastructure, and/or remote sensing
Any of the following training: H2S Alive, First Aid, CPR, WAH, CET,
3. Application Process
Submit a 1-2 page resume (1-page cover letter optional).
We are committed to equal opportunity in the workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of any race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national or cultural identity, age, religion, and groups otherwise underrepresented in engineering.
We are interviewing on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP!