Industrial UAS Pilot

Middough Inc.
Merrillville, Indiana
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Engineering, Industrial
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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UAS Pilot Specialist- Position and Responsibilities
As a UAS Pilot Specialist with Middough, you will plan and execute UAV flights for aerial inspections of industrial facilities, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and airspace guidelines.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan and execute UAV flights for aerial inspections of industrial facilities, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and airspace guidelines.
  • Conduct pre-flight checks, assess environmental conditions, and manage flight logistics to ensure safe and successful UAV operations.
  • Navigate UAVs in challenging environments, capturing high-resolution imagery and video footage of assets, structures, and equipment.
  • Evaluate collected UAV data to identify anomalies, defects, and integrity issues in industrial assets.
  • Generate comprehensive technical reports detailing inspection findings, measurements, and recommended actions.
  • Participate in client site specific safety training and adhere to other client requirements as needed.
  • Collaborate with the design team as needed.
  • Perform regular maintenance and calibration of UAVs to ensure optimal performance and accuracy.
Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Associate degree or bachelor's degree preferred.
  • UAV pilot certification (e.g., Part 107) and experience in UAV operations for industrial inspections.
  • Skilled in Autodesk, AutoCad, ReCap, and Navisworks.
  • Experience with multi-discipline engineering projects including structures, piping, equipment, and processes.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the overall design team.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Physical Requirements
The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this position, the successful candidate will:
  • Frequently walk up to and more than 10,000 steps per day, reach with hands and arms, climb several flights of stairs per day, ladder ascending and descending, balance, stoop or kneel, bend/twist, and use repeating motions that may include the wrists/hands/fingers.
  • Must have the ability to hear and speak at all times.
  • Subject to confined space entries and non-confined space work requiring bending, reaching, climbing with inspection tools, harnesses, and lanyards.
  • Frequent use of hand tools including but not limited to hammers, wire brushes, tape measures, etc.
  • Infrequent ability to move up to 50 pounds and frequent ability to move up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Should not expect adverse environmental conditions within company offices.
  • May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as climbing ladders and/or stairs, extreme heat and/or cold, and/or poor air quality) if or when on-site at a client facility. Safety protections to be provided by the client and/or company and are required to be used and followed.
  • May require occasional car or air travel to other company locations or client sites.
  • This position requires the candidate/employee to possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence.

About Middough
Middough Inc. (Middough), founded in 1950, is a leading professional engineering, architecture and project solutions company providing services to a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 clients in nine core industries with offices across the Central, Midwest and Northeast regions. Our diversified team is our greatest asset, and they are challenged with a large variety of interesting projects, management and technical development opportunities and team building experiences. Middough employs the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for excellence and who are dedicated to client satisfaction, quality service, safety awareness and professional development.

What Middough Offers
We offer a growth and learning culture which encourages and supports employee development through a wide variety of tools and resources such as the company Learning Management System, Middough Learning Center. Middough provides an opportunity to bring your talents and expertise to a successful and growing organization for your career advancement goals. Additionally, we offer a highly competitive compensation and the following comprehensive benefits package, based on eligibility and plan terms/changes:
  • A hybrid work model for work-life flexibility (based on business and client needs)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Company paid Short/Long Term Disability, Life, AD&D, and Travel Insurance
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Certifications and Registrations (as applicable)
  • Employee Assistance Program

Middough participates in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) E-Verify program to confirm work authorization.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors or any other protected characteristic under protected by federal, state, or local laws. Middough does not support sponsorship for any applicant that requires an employment visa (i.e., H-1B) to work lawfully in the US.