Job Title:     Chief Pilot Department:     UAS Flight Operations Days:     Monday - Friday Hours Per Week:     45 Commitment to Position:     1 year Hours:     8:00am - 5:00pm Flex Time:     Yes Rotating Shifts:     No Travel:     Yes, travel to operational sites and UAS manufacturers  Job Freeze:  

UAS Chief Pilot

UPS Airlines • 
FISHERVILLE, Kentucky, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Job Title:     Chief Pilot

Department:     UAS Flight Operations

Days:     Monday - Friday

Hours Per Week:     45

Commitment to Position:     1 year

Hours:     8:00am - 5:00pm

Flex Time:     Yes

Rotating Shifts:     No

Travel:     Yes, travel to operational sites and UAS manufacturers 

Job Freeze:     No

Work Location:     311 Clark Station Road, Fisherville, KY

Manager:     Director of Operations

Work Environment:  Office/Operations
UPS Flight Forward was the first to receive a standard Part 135 air carrier certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, and we’re flying fast toward new innovations and great customer experiences. We’re the first to fly commercial drone deliveries beyond visual line of sight, and that opens up a whole new world of speed, convenience, safety, and better customer outcomes.
Imagine the possibilities: from rapid transport of life-saving medical supplies, to accelerated door-to-door delivery of an online shopper’s holiday presents. Right now, we’re working to:
• Expand UAS delivery service to new hospitals and campus environments around the country
• Add new services including residential and commercial drone deliveries
• Partner with UAS manufacturers to build drone hardware and software
• Hire for all positions including management, UAS RPIC, Repairman, and other flight operations positions (Note: For RPICs, we currently require Commercial Pilot certificate, Remote Pilot certificate, and second class medical certificate)
• Keep safety at the forefront of everything we do

We’re just getting started.

Job Summary:
The UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) Chief Pilot (CP) manages all UAS fleet operations, provides leadership to UAS Operations, and represents UPSFF to external organizations.  The CP manages fleet policies and procedures, and develops and implements strategies for UPSFF.  This position collaborates with internal and external groups.  The CP must have excellent management qualities and be able to qualify and instruct as a UAS check airman. This position will need to meet, or be granted a deviation to the requirements of 14CFR 119.71 management personnel qualifications for Chief Pilot.

Job Description:
Directs UAS fleet operations. Conducts meetings with internal departments to review operational performance and implement solutions for resolving issues and improving performance.  Represents the Director of Operations in his/her absence to ensure productivity, department project timelines, and objectives are achieved. Provides counsel to the Director of Operations to develop strategic business plans.
Maintains flight qualification, proficiency, and certification.  Accomplishes proficiency flying to comply with FAA requirements for 135 and 107 currency and certification.  Maintains a high level of flying proficiency to perform flying duties safely and efficiently.  Completes required recurrent training to comply with company and regulatory requirements.  Qualifies as instructor and check airman to assist with implementation and site readiness.
Manages department activities.  Manages and monitors the department budget to ensure cost objectives are met. Reviews operational expenses and financial data to ensure actual and projected expenses are within plan.
Represents UPS to external organizations and businesses.  Attends industry meetings to remain current with policies, procedures, and regulations.  Meets with the FAA and other authorities to update procedures in UPSFF’s manuals.  Interacts with community organizations to enhance UPSFF’s image.
Leads and develops others.  Manages resources and people processes to ensure the day to day administration of processes and formal procedures. Identifies individual and team skill gaps and developmental opportunities. Ensures that direct and indirect reports have specific documented career goals and detailed plans for achieving these goals to advance the development of their personal and professional growth.  Conducts frequent performance evaluations in a consistent, fair, and objective manner to facilitate open communication and encourage continuous performance improvement. Holds others accountable to established performance levels to achieve individual and group goals and maintain consistent practices across the organization. Resolves individual and group performance issues in accordance with UPSFF’s policies and procedures in a timely manner to motivate and foster teamwork. Coaches others and provides on-going feedback and support to improve performance. Identifies opportunities to involve others in new and challenging work assignments that advance the skills and capabilities of individuals and the organization. Recommends employees for lateral rotations and promotions to provide them with opportunities to develop new skills and take on more responsibility.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills:
Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate, current Remote Pilot Certificate, current Second Class Medical Certificate, valid passport, and have authorization to work in the United States.  Extensive knowledge of manned/unmanned systems, airline manuals, aircraft manufacturer manuals. Strong communications skills and the ability to represent UPSFF in various meetings with internal and external customers.  Management and instructor experience is required.

Preferred Skills:
Aviation degree, other airman certificates such as Airframe and Powerplant, Airline Dispatcher, Air Traffic Control, or Instructor.  Ability to utilize MS Office and Project software. 

Interpersonal Skills:
Adaptable to new ideas, resourceful, and able to see the big picture with a growing and developing environment.  Positive leadership skills required, which include good communication and listening skills. Ability to embrace change and new concepts.



UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law
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