Posted on :
13 Jul, 2018
13 Jul, 2018
Do you love to find new ways to solve old problems in a high-energy environment with an inspiring team of innovators, driven to tackle seemingly impossible challenges? Are you someone who shines under pressure? Then keep reading.
Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using battery powered autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies around the world and we’re looking for motivated, proactive team members to join us.
At the moment, Zipline is delivering 20% of all the blood being transported outside of Kigali, Rwanda. We are expanding rapidly throughout the world and looking for amazing individuals who are passionate about the nexus of public health and cutting-edge technology to change the world.
Zipline is currently a team of 99 rockstars, with an R&D branch in California, USA and a distribution center for drone deliveries in Muhanga, Rwanda.
Job Title: Flight Operator
About the role
The Zips (our delivery drones) are the core of our business, and Flight Operators play a critical role in keeping everyone at the distribution center and neighboring communities safe. This hire is crucial to us because we are setting up a new Distribution Center, and need some incredible Flight Operators to make sure our drone deliveries are completed seamlessly.
Take Off: Conduct pre-flight inspection with Zips, Work with Flight Controllers to launch Zips, Prepare ground equipment for inbound Zips
Drone & Technical Maintenance: Perform Zip field maintenance and repair any AVC that have experienced incidents
Troubleshooting: Collaborate with locally-based and USA-based engineering team to troubleshoot & optimize issues
Collaboration: Work with a team to scale drone deliveries to 100+ deliveries per day at one distribution center
Hands-On Attitude: Must enjoy hands-on work and be adept at working with mechanical or electrical systems
Strength: You will be lifting up to 50kg objects regularly :)Poise: Maintain a cool head under high pressure situations
Extremely process & detail-oriented
Ability to maintain focus during extended daily flight operations
Comfortable troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues with complex, battery-operated machinery
Training: Flight Operation team will go through a rigorous training process as part of the onboarding process. This training will be across multiple teams, so you will learn not only about customer success but also drone operations and fulfillment.
Professional Development: Zipline is a fast growing startup and there will be many opportunities for you to rise as a leader, taking on more responsibility, and having more direct input into our processes and strategy
Benefits: Zipline offers benefits to its team including health insurance, access to a library of management books, and more.
Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices.