Juniper Unmanned’s big idea is to help commercial enterprises break through to new levels of performance in the way they manage their physical assets. We believe a new industrial revolution, bigger than the introduction of the internet, is happening today that will radically change the world as we know it. Driven by big data analytics, managers of critical infrastructures will be able to maintain assets, highway managers will be able to maintain pavement more effectively, and construction managers will complete projects in a fraction of the time. The team at Juniper Unmanned is situated to facilitate the adoption of the right solutions for our clients.
Behind the scenes, Juniper functions as a center of excellence, testing cutting-edge technologies and developing the infrastructure to support our clients use of those technologies. Our solutions engineers help clients utilize the right technologies for their specific use cases, and our advice regarding sensors and analytics helps them make better decisions.
The company integrates best-in-class sensing and analytics technologies. When combined with Juniper’s engineered processes, advanced software, and analytics, clients receive unparalleled data and actionable intelligence to improve their business. When advanced sensing and analytics solutions are required, clients, and even industry competitors, engage Juniper to get the job done right.
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 reflects our culture, and each employee at Juniper Unmanned plays a vital role in building this team
The Field Operations Technician’s primary responsibility is performing a safe and successful acquisition, as well as providing the processing department with organized and quality-checked data. He or she will have multiple roles as an FOT such as Pilot in Command, Sensor Operator, Mission Commander, Ground Surveyor, or a combination of the four. Repeatable and proven practices are key to maintaining productivity, which is critical when efficiency is being sold as part of the product.
To thrive as a FOT, he or she must be self-motivated, safety oriented, and a skilled remote pilot. The ideal FOT does not need to be told what to do because they are thinking ahead. Ensuring the safety of a flight is a team effort, but ultimately is up to the PIC to ensure that a mission is safe. Although many of the data acquisitions are automated flights, a FOT is able to steadily operate a remote aircraft in stressful and critical situations.
The Field Operations Technician reports to the Director of Operations and the Data Acquisition Manager.
- Understand project requirements/specs
- Flight plan safe and efficient missions using various mission planning software platforms
- Utilize checklists for preparation, deployment, and in-field data quality checks
- Check and ensure all equipment is in working condition and no components are missing
- Operate Trimble GNSS data receivers for multiple types of land surveying
- Keep record of battery usage and capacity
- Operate multiple unmanned aircraft platforms as Pilot in Command (PIC)
- Operate and analyze data from multiple remote sensing technologies as Sensor Operator (SO)
- Keep track of all company expenses and file expense reports through SAP Concur
- Maintain up-to-date flight logs
- Comply with the company policies and procedures
- Comply with all safety requirements of each client and project
- Provide useful feedback to the COO or FOT Manager on how to make operations more efficient
- Perform routine aircraft maintenance
- Confirm compliance reports are up to date every week for each project
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Aviation, GIS, Land Surveying, Remote Sensing, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
- Ability to remain calm and vigilant in critical situations
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve in the field
- Ability to identify potentially hazardous airspace
- Knowledge of how to file a NOTAM
- Up to date with current UAS aircraft and industry trends
- Knowledge of weather and how it relates to aviation
- Knowledge of UAS mechanics and components
- Ability to lift 50+ pounds
- FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License
- Experience with UgCS flight planning software or similar
- Experience with LiDAR data processing
- Experience with GIS or surveying
- Ability to work independently and take ownership of a challenge until it is solved
- Strong interpersonal and communication
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Intermediate level of proficiency in Pix4D, Drone Deploy, or similar
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Systems
- 2+ years of experience with manned or unmanned sensing technology (i.e. UAS)
- 2+ years of experience working in Utilities, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Land Development, Engineering, Mining, Land Survey, or related industries
- 2+ years commercial drone piloting experience or 5+ years recreational piloting
- Ability to travel locally and throughout the US, up to 80%
- Ability to travel internationally, if needed.
Location: United States – Colorado – Denver
Travel Required: 50% – 80% US