Industrial UAS Pilot / Scanning Specialist

Middough Inc.
Merrillville, Indiana
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Engineering, Industrial
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Laser Scanning Specialist and UAS Pilot - Position and Responsibilities
As a 3D Laser Scanning Specialist and UAS Pilot with Middough, you will perform field data collection using laser scanning to complete different types of survey work for client projects. You will also 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:
  • Utilize advanced 3D laser scanning equipment to capture precise point cloud data of industrial assets and structures.
  • Assess the scanning and survey needs and requirements for various disciplines and clients.
  • 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.
  • Utilize advanced 3D laser scanning equipment to capture precise point cloud data of industrial assets and structures.
  • Generate comprehensive technical reports detailing inspection findings, measurements, and recommended actions.
  • Provide clear and concise visualizations, including 3D models, imagery, and point cloud overlays, to enhance communication of inspection results.
  • Ensure all scanning data is of the highest quality.
  • Perform all steps necessary for the successful completion of laser scanning from field to project completion.
  • Independently handle and complete all field laser scanning assignments.
  • Ensure all scanning equipment is functioning properly; address all equipment issues and/or maintenance with management in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the laser scanning team and provide flexibility based on business need.
  • 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 and 3D laser scanning equipment to ensure optimal performance and accuracy.
Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Associate degree or bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in 3D laser scanning technology and software for data acquisition, processing, and visualization. Preferably Leica Geosystems Cyclone, Register 360, Cloudworx, and Truview.
  • 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 responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical requirements of this position include:
  • Frequent walking up to or more than 10,000 steps per day, reaching with hands and arms, climbing several flights of stairs per day, ascending and descending ladders each day, balancing, stooping or kneeling, bending, twisting, use repeating motions that may include the wrists/hands/fingers, talking, and hearing.
  • Frequent use of up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, such as standing or sitting, for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and work at all heights.
  • Frequent lifting and/or move items up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
  • Potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as, but not limited to, climbing ladders and/or stairs, extreme heat and/or cold, and/or poor air quality) when on-site at a client facility. Noise levels may be moderate to high at various client sites, hearing protection may be required and/or provided. Safety protections to be provided by the client and/or company and are required to be used and followed.
  • Should not expect adverse environmental conditions within company offices.
  • Frequent car or air travel to other company locations or client sites.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in your 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.