UAS Pilot

Surveying And Mapping, LLC
Austin, TX 73301
United States


Job Description
Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry's technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction phase services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for seven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee's development is instrumental to our success. Y our learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry's leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

Your Impact at SAM

As a UAS Pilot, you will work as part of a flight crew in the field to carry out missions and successfully acquire data for survey and inspection projects.
  • Under the review and direction of the Flight Operations Manager, perform aerial data collection using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles;
  • Act as the Pilot in Command while flying unmanned aerial projects;
  • Conduct pre-flight mission planning and coordination, including filing NOTAMS, submitting COA requests, and conducting pre-flight and on site risk;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on sensor equipment and unmanned aerial vehicles;
  • Conduct field data checks following data collection to ensure adequate project coverage;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company's strategic goals;
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

What You Bring to SAM

  • Good communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are essential
  • A passion for troubleshooting problems in the field
  • Candidate should demonstrate previous experience with UAVs, and an ability to quickly become proficient in the use of such technology
  • Ability to operate independent of daily direction and overcome obstacles encountered during field work
  • FAA issued Part 107 Remote Pilot Airman's Certificate required. No minimum flight hour experience

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM's 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 6% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. In addition, we offer:
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings
  • Work/life balance with flexible work hours - priority is getting the job done
  • Trainings every Tuesday - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


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