Flight Test Operator
About Swoop Aero:
Swoop Aero was founded to transform how the world moves essential supplies by making access to the skies seamless. We were the first company globally to deliver a vaccine using a drone under a commercial contract. Since then, we’ve expanded globally, transforming the health supply chain with drone logistics operations in 6 countries.
The work we’re doing is shifting the future of healthcare. We are having an immediate impact on the lives of people, who live within the communities our operations are conducted in. We’ve got big plans to shift the paradigm in both developing and developed markets alike. We integrate air transport using drones into the first and last mile of the health supply chain, to make access to healthcare available everywhere.
To deliver on our goal we’ve built the world’s leading platform for seamless drone logistics, and to extend our reach we partner selectively with organisations across the globe who want to leverage our platform at scale to deliver genuine impact.
To do this, we’ve brought together a team of eternally optimistic and resourceful doers to tackle these seemingly insurmountable problems – and make it happen.
About the role:
As a Flight Test Operator, you will be an integral member of our operations team. Responsible for conducting test and validation flights of our 5th generation aircraft to ensure that all our technology is safe, reliable, and ready to complete FAA certification. This may include pre-flighting and launching aircraft, doing repair and maintenance work on aircraft and ground systems, performing tests on system updates, both hardware and software, and collecting various types of data. You will also provide feedback and key learnings to our engineering and operations team to ensure our best in class technology is operating safely.
This is an opportunity to directly contribute to Swoop Aero’s goal to provide a drone logistics service to 100 million people in 2025.
Support and oversee the day-to-day testing operations of the Swoop Aero’s autonomous aircraft.
Conduct pre-flight checks, and general and safety maintenance.
Maintain all necessary paperwork to ensure safe flight operations.
Prepare and maintain take-off and landing areas, ensuring all regulatory guidelines are followed.
Assemble aircraft and supporting products.
Identify and troubleshoot quality issues should they arise.
Participate in flight operations safety meetings and team reviews to ensure safe flight operations.
What you will bring to the role:
Valid Driver’s license
Ability to work individually and in teams while maintaining rigorous attention to detail required in an operations environment
Ability to perform continuous tasks in an outdoor environment
Interested? If you believe you match the criteria, are passionate about changing people’s lives and have what it takes to be at the forefront of transforming the global healthcare supply chain, we would love to hear from you!
Please note position will split their time between our Port Melbourne HQ and flight testing facility located in the Greater Shepparton region.