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The team at Juniper Unmanned functions on our commitment to one another and to our clients. We measure our success by the value we deliver to clients. If you enjoy delivering innovative solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment, and you collaborate well with a team, we would love to talk with you. As an employee, you’ll help bring solutions to client’s complex challenges. You’ll feel good about coming to work. Bring us your enthusiasm. We’ll bring you the support you need to do the best work of your life. We have many offices, and we’re growing. Join us!

Compensation and Benefits

Juniper Unmanned offers a variety of great benefits to its employees including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Company paid long term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan with company matching strategy
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunities for career development

Current Openings

Field Operations Technician

About Juniper Unmanned: Juniper Unmanned, Inc., helps enterprises reap the benefits of unmanned technology by offering a system for safe, effective and compliant operations. We provide premier unmanned system-based information solutions for commercial, federal, state, and military organizations by integrating best-in-class aircraft with the most advanced sensors. High-quality data is combined with Juniper’s engineered processes, advanced software, and analytics to deliver actionable intelligence to our clients. Our team of professionals has extensive experience in remote sensing, engineering, safety and compliance, data processing and analysis, and surveying and mapping. We start each project by listening to our clients’ needs, then identifying the most appropriate sensors and equipment to meet their requirements.

At Juniper Unmanned, we live our values every day, and embed them in our culture. That culture-the beliefs and ideas we share- is what leads Juniper and ensures we deliver outstanding results for each other, for our customers, and for our partners. Our success is a reflection of our culture, and each employee at Juniper Unmanned plays a vital role in building this team.

 Basic Description:  As a Field Operations Technician (FOT) at Juniper Unmanned, you will be held accountable for more than just piloting an aircraft. A drone pilot at Juniper is responsible for conducting field data acquisition with a variety of tools including unmanned aircraft and remote sensors. You will frequently travel across the country to acquire high quality data in a safe, effective, and compliant manner. You will take direction from the Data Acquisition Manager, who provides all information needed to accomplish a mission.  During data collection, you will always safely operate a multi-rotor aircraft within FAA Part 107 compliance. While operating in the field, you will be responsible for capturing detailed, high-quality images of asset infrastructure, communicating effectively, assessing risk, problem solving, and establishing a safe operational environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Represent the company with a professional, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Travel throughout the United States, 25-75% of the time. Having a flexible schedule and limited outside engagements are helpful.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge and adhere to the Juniper SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and EHSMS (Environment, Health, and Safety Management System)
  • Work with team members to determine the best solution for the project
  • Perform compliance checks, airspace reviews, mission planning, and mission debriefs
  • Deploy to the field with all required equipment
  • Have excellent verbal communication skills for VO guidance and customer interaction.
  • Keen sense of direction and ability to geo-reference digital assets to the physical landscape.
  • Ability to walk several miles per day.
  • Basic understanding of camera setting parameters (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) and how they correlate with each other to produce the best possible photo in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Conduct data acquisition and operate equipment such as small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and other data acquisition equipment to meet visual inspection requirements.
  • Solve real-time problems, both technical and mechanical, and perform limited equipment repairs in the field.
  • Maximize data collection productivity (flights per day) without creating a requirement for re-flights due to insufficient initial data collection.
  • Maintain a level of readiness and in-depth knowledge on the unmanned aircraft systems being used by Juniper Unmanned.
  • Maintain the appropriate certifications and qualifications necessary for the operations performed by the company.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are operated in a manner that minimizes any damage or injury to the tools and equipment as well as nearby persons or property.
  • Ensure all tools, equipment, and supplies are always maintained in a clean and working condition and tracked to minimize loss or theft.
  • Complete assigned equipment maintenance tasks to the highest standards
  • Complete all administrative requirements (i.e. completion of flight logs, expense reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to contribute to the team’s success.
  • Contribute to the team with an understanding that the industry is constantly evolving.
  • Able to safely fly multi-rotor platforms with competence in a variety of demanding scenarios.

Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • Experience with field data collection.
  • Part 107 certificate or the ability to obtain it before starting work.
  • Understanding of FAA Part 107 regulations and procedures.
  • Understanding of proper checklist, manual, and SOP use and integration.
  • Demonstrates competency in operational logistics and field operations.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of record management, flight log management, maintenance log management, and training folder requirements.

Classification:

  • Non-Exempt

Reports To: 

  • Data Acquisition Manager

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in UAS, GIS, Land Surveying, Remote Sensing or a related field.

Hours:

  • This is a full-time position.

 Travel:

  • 25%-75% US

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