2019-11-08 Google Operations Center
Maintenance & Material Facilitator
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

About Wing:

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About The Role

Are you a detail oriented, results-driven self-starter?  Do you like being hands-on with small mechanical and electronic flight systems?  Do you want individual responsibility while contributing directly to the success of your team?  Are you driven by a relentless need for process and product improvement? If you answered “yes” to these questions, this may be the role for you!

Wing is looking for Maintenance and Material Facilitators to join our Manufacturing & Fleet Sustainment team.  The ideal candidate has a passion for ensuring the readiness and reliability of unmanned aircraft and system components at commercial delivery, flight test and training sites as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.  Execution and coordination of effort against challenging timelines with laser focus on the most critical needs is paramount.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform inspection, repair & rework of small unmanned aircraft & associated system components using best practices & manufacturer procedures/directives
  • Make small unmanned aircraft system airworthiness determinations
  • Generate, track & file malfunction, defect & reliability reports
  • Responsible for the overall readiness of the operating fleet on site
  • Track small unmanned aircraft & associated system component configurations, assignments & distributions
  • Manage a spare inventory of small unmanned aircraft & associated system components
  • Manage spare parts, tools, tool calibrations & support equipment inventories
  • Recover & refurbish end-of-life components/parts
  • Initiate requirements for & track in/outbound freight & supplies
  • Work independently yet coordinate all activities with onsite flight operations & customer support teams/personnel, as well as remote sustainability management personnel

What You’ll Need:

  • At least 3 years of training or experience performing electrical & mechanical inspection, rework & repair of aircraft or remote control vehicles & devices
  • FAA licensed Airframe & Powerplant mechanic
  • Demonstrable wire & terminal surface mount soldering skills
  • Experience tracking aircraft, tool & support equipment maintenance & modification requirements & records
  • Experience reporting equipment & system deficiencies
  • Experience organizing & tracking parts & consumable supplies
  • Detail & process oriented
  • Ability to work independently within an operations team

Bonus:

  • 3 years of experience maintaining small unmanned aircraft & related systems
  • Knowledge of DC power systems, PWM (pulse width modulation) controls, CAN (controller area network) bus architecture & LiPo (lithium polymer) battery systems (charging & safety)
  • Knowledge & experience with Linux command line, file structure, networking syntax
  • Google G Suite experience
  • IPC soldering certification to J-STD-001, Wires & Terminals
  • Graduate of an electrical or mechanical trade school or university program
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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