Drone Technician

Verge Aero flies drone shows for clients around the world. The company is on the forefront of a new industry—automated drone shows—and has developed a proprietary control system for the creation and operation of sophisticated shows. After an extensive R&D program, the company is now gearing up to commercialize its technology, and is looking for a skilled Electronics Technician to support its efforts.

In this role, you’ll be working alongside the company’s engineers to prep drones for flight and support flight operations. We’re looking for a Technician who enjoys challenges and can prioritize based on shifting workloads and team demands in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate already has experience flying drones, but more important is a motivation to learn and get things done! The position is based in Philadelphia, PA, but will likely require extensive travel in the US and internationally. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in all aspects of the prototyping, integration, and productization process, including quality and safety.

  • Use your fabrication and assembly skills to support drone development and manufacturing, including mechanical assembly, PCB inspection and rework, electrical bring-up, system test, field test, site deployment, and documentation.

  • Prep drones for flight, including calibration and software loading.

  • Test fly drones.

  • Deploy and fly drone systems for events or during development.

  • Repair drones.

  • Train others on technical aspects of the system. 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D).

  • Knowledge of basic electronics theory, circuit design, troubleshooting, and repair.

  • Experience interpreting technical drawings, diagrams, instructions, and schematics.

  • Good soldering skills.

  • Mechanical assembly skills.

  • Able to work comfortably with wiring down to 40awg.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.

  • Basic understanding of schematics and board files. Ability to interpret board files and match traces/components to actual PCBAs.

  • Experience using typical electrical lab tools, such as multimeters, power supplies, ethernet hardware, oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Ability to use and understand models in CAD, ability to modify CAD parts and propose changes is a plus.

  • Highly motivated, self-reliant and goal-driven to participate as a member of a cross-functional team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and facilitation skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience flying drones.

  • BSEE/Technical training equivalent to an Associate's Degree.

  • 2 years of experience performing technical work on electronics or electronics training equivalent to 2 years in a technical trade school.

  • Professional level SMT rework capabilities.

  • Experience with hot air rework and skilled in fine pitch hand soldering.

How to apply

Submit a single PDF to info@vergeaero.com (subject: “T-100") including:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant projects/job experience and why this is a good fit for you.

Verge Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.