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Amazon Flight Test Operator, Prime Air in Pendleton, Oregon

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Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of diversity and inclusion of our teams within the organization.

How do you get items to customers quickly, cost-effectively, and—most importantly—safely, in less than an hour? And how do you do it in a way that can scale? Our teams of hundreds of scientists, engineers, aerospace professionals, and futurists have been working hard to do just that! We are delivering to customers, and are excited for what’s to come. Check out more information about Prime Air on the About Amazon blog (https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/transportation/amazon-prime-air-delivery-drone-reveal-photos).

If you are seeking an iterative environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve real world delivery challenges, and provide benefits to customers, Prime Air is the place for you.

Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

Prime Air is seeking an experienced Fight Test Operator with sound judgment and strict flight discipline. Success will require leadership, attention to detail, a safety-oriented attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for drone system technology. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and can deliver results under pressure.

We are looking for a candidate who has a private pilot license. Experience with drones and a Part 107 certification is beneficial. This candidate will be expected to lead a team for field operations, conduct flight operations, and perform limited drone and ground support equipment troubleshooting. This individual will also conduct flight readiness activities and logistics planning as needed. Aviation safety experience is strongly preferred.

Export Control License: This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.

This position may be subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing if conducting safety sensitive functions as defined by the FAA. Federal law also requires Amazon to determine an applicant's DOT drug and/or alcohol testing history prior to hiring him/her into a position that would require them to conduct safety sensitive functions as defined by the FAA.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Pendleton, OR, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 14 CFR Part 61 current Private Pilot license

  • Experience with remote-control aircraft/multi-rotor products

  • 1+ years experience as Mission Commander in flight operation or flight testing environment

  • Valid Driver’s License and able to satisfy Amazon driver eligibility criteria

  • Excellent communications and reporting skills

  • Proven leader for small teams and capable of highly autonomous decision making

  • Willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the year

Preferred Qualifications

  • 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate

  • Experience with commercial drone industry

  • 2+ years of RC pilot experience with excellent coordination and execution

  • Experience with FAA rules and regulations

  • Aviation safety experience

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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