Assistant Chief sUAS Pilot (CSP)
Dallas, Texas, United States
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 uncrewed 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:
As the Assistant Chief Pilot for the US, you will help ensure Wing UAS (unmanned aircraft system) crew member readiness to operate the Wing delivery service. You will be expected to take on specific Chief Pilot functions as delegated and specified by Wing’s Chief Pilot for the US. The Assistant Chief Pilot will be authorized to conduct FAA business on behalf of Wing when the Chief Pilot is absent. You will report to the Chief Pilot for the US, conduct training and checking of flight crew. The Assistant Chief Pilot will be responsible for all duties and responsibilities required as a Pilot in Command and will also maintain currency and proficiency as a line crew member for Wing’s Part 135 commercial drone delivery operations. Your primary function is to ensure that Wing UAS crew members are qualified and current to operate the Wing delivery service in the US.
What you’ll do:
- Supervises pilots and other crew to ensure compliance with Wing policy, FAA regulations, and standard operating procedures
- Function as Line Pilot-in-Command for Wing Part 135 drone delivery operations as necessary
- Function as a Flight Instructor for Wing as necessary and as a designated Check Pilot
- Monitor operations for deviations from standard operating procedures or regulatory requirements
- Performs specified Chief Pilot duties during absences of the Chief Pilot
- Attend meetings with FAA and other stakeholders as Wing representative as necessary
- Make operational control decisions as necessary to ensure safe operation and be available to provide support as needed to answer questions or prevent delay or cancellation
- Review and approve flight crew schedules
- Reviews flight crew members flight and duty records for accuracy
- Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and training materials
- Complete operational risk assessments as directed for system or procedural changes
- Participate in operational and system development
What You'll Need:
- Current 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
- 14 CFR Part 61 Private Pilot Certificate or higher (aircraft currency not required)
- No medical condition which would prevent obtaining and maintaining an FAA Class II medical certificate
- At least 3 years of experience in a civil or military aviation supervisory or safety management roles (Aviation Department Manager, Military Aircraft Command Pilot, etc)
- No FAA enforcement actions (suspensions, revocations, or civil penalties) in the previous five years
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
- Ability and willingness to travel regularly within the USA to support Wing training and checking requirements
- Demonstrated ability to communicate well in spoken and written english
- Ability to work independently and in teams while still maintaining rigorous attention to detail
- This position is subject to Wing’s Drug and Alcohol testing policy in accordance with Wing’s operating procedures.
- 14 CFR Part 61 Commercial Pilot Certificate (aircraft currency not required)
- 14 CFR Part 61 Rotorcraft Rating (aircraft currency not required)
- 14 CFR Part 135 helicopter (rotorcraft) Pilot-in-Command experience
- At least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft (crewed or uncrewed) operated under part 121 or part 135 (crewed or uncrewed) or if previously qualified as a Chief Pilot under Part 121 or part 135, at least 3 years experience as pilot in command of an aircraft (crewed or uncrewed) operated under part 121 or part 135.
- Previous qualification as a Chief Pilot or Assistant Chief Pilot or Part 121, Part 135, Part 91K Check Pilot, or as a Military Standards/Evaluation Pilot
- Experience as a Pilot-in-Command for a Part 135 Commercial Drone Air Carrier
- At least 3 years experience in the Commercial or Public Drone industry in the US or educational equivalent
- Ability and willingness to travel outside the USA occasionally to support Wing training and expansion goals
- Experience with business or operational data analysis or reporting tools (spreadsheets, SAP, etc)
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.