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Drone Pilot - Labs

Company: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID:

Job Title:
Drone Pilot - Labs

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Employment Type:
Limited Tenure



Bloomington, IL

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves in role of visual observer or remote Pilot in Command (PIC) which is defined as a person who holds a remote pilot certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating and has the final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of an sUAS operation conducted under FAA regulation 14 CFR Part 107.19
  • Executes flight plans, including checking NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen), applying/requesting LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability), checking weather and coordinating airspace integration with any effected controlling agencies or privately-owned properties
  • Conducts pre-mission briefs, completes safety risk assessment prior to flight and after action reviews upon post-flight
  • Collects, organizes, and delivers acquired aerial imagery data to Labs

    Additional Details:
    • Required to hold a FAA Remote Pilot certificate (14 CFR 107.19)
      • Must hold and maintain all applicable federal and state commercial UAS licenses
      • Required to meet vision and hearing requirements for Second Class Medical as outlined in the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical examiners
      • Requires 50-100 hours of experience flying multi-rotor/fixed wing drone in commercial operation
      • Required to participate in internal training program to include initial system training on specific sUAS equipment
      • Must be able to work extensively in outdoor environment
      • Must be able to sit, stand or walk for the entire duration of a shift
      • Requires frequent lifting, carrying and utilizing appropriate equipment in accordance with safety guidelines to fly a drone
      • Extensive overnight travel via commercial transportation and/or driving motor vehicles to project sites within the U.S. required
      • Must maintain a valid license to lawfully operate vehicles as directed/requested by State Farm
      • Must be willing to work flexible and/or varying shifts as work dictates, including extended hours and weekends
      • May be required to work overtime
        • The Drone Pilot role is a mobile worker position which requires extensive travel via commercial transportation and/or driving motor vehicles to project sites within the U.S. Relocation to Bloomington, IL is not required.
        • The ability to work extended hours is required of a selected candidate. Overnight travel will also be required for the duration of the limited tenure assignment.
          We are seeking Pilots/visual observers with multi-rotor/fixed wing drone experience who can pilot missions in support of company requirements. The pilot/ visual observer will execute scheduled UAS (unmanned aerial systems) missions which includes data management and data transfer. Must have complete familiarity of the US National Airspace System. Experience or familiarity with data concepts including but not limited to GIS, BIM, geo-referencing, Photogrammetry is also highly desired.

          All crews will be trained to conduct safety briefings with their Visual Observer (VO) prior to each flight that include briefing all aspects of the operation including the mission area flight profile and establishment and field validation of viewshed. Crew members will complete initial system training on the sUAS as part of a documented internal training program.

          Labs @ State Farm Pilot needs:

          --- Currently hold a FAA Remote Pilot certificate (14 CFR 107.19)
          --- Ability to work as pilot in command or visual observer
          --- Strict compliance with all FAA Part 107 sUAS rules and regulations
          --- Strict compliance with all policies and procedures in State Farm's UAS Operations Manual
          --- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, staff, customers, and industry
          --- Must be able to utilize a variety of computer applications including MS Office, on-line cloud storage tools, data transfer tools, GPS correction tools and other similar software
          --- Organize and deliver acquired data in a timely manner
          --- Pro-actively adjust schedule based on weather forecasts to ensure deadlines are met
          --- Execute flight plans, check NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen), apply/request LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability), check weather and coordinate airspace integration with any effected controlling agencies or privately-owned properties
          --- Conduct pre-mission briefs, complete safety risk assessment prior to flight and after action reviews upon post-flight
          --- Solve problems on the ground in real-time and perform limited sUAS equipment troubleshooting in the field
          --- Ability to react quickly and calmly in high-pressure situations
          --- Successfully pass a background check

          LICENSING: The successful candidate selected for this position will receive a job offer stating that continued employment as a drone pilot is contingent upon meeting the requirements necessary to maintain appropriate mandated licenses. This includes successfully completing all applicable licensing exam(s), and background checks required of various state(s). Failure to do so may result in termination.



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Keywords: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington , Drone Pilot - Labs, Healthcare , Bloomington, Illinois

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