As a member of Zipline’s Flight Operations team in Kaduna, Nigeria, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the delivery of medical products to health facilities is done in a safe and timely manner.
This will involve working with a team of flight operators to conduct regular pre-flight inspections, launching, and recovery of the drones (aircraft).
You’ll be trained to conduct regular maintenance of the drones and other equipment at our site to support ongoing operations.
You will be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement of our daily operations and processes to support the growth of our operations as we scale.
This role will be based in Kaduna.
What you'll do
Launch and Recovery: You will be responsible for the safe assembly of drones in preparation for 150+ flights, perform critical checks, communicate with Zipline controllers in readiness for flight, launch and disassemble drones on return to the Distribution Center.
Maintenance of drones and ground equipment: You will be responsible for performing corrective and preventive maintenance: scheduled or unscheduled on Zipline’s Aircraft and Ground Equipment. The maintenance includes but is not limited to Aircraft body maintenance, aircraft wing maintenance, etc.
Troubleshooting: You will be required to follow troubleshooting guidelines for the drones and ground equipment and collaborate with locally-based and USA based engineering teams to troubleshoot and optimize issues.
Projects: You may be involved in short-term and long-term projects that involve collaboration across functional teams in efforts to scale drone deliveries to 150+ and improve operational efficiency.
What you'll Bring
National Diploma or HND / Degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Aerospace Engineering
You enjoy working in the field and are not afraid to get your hands dirty
Ability to stay focused, humble, and safety-conscious during 12 hour shifts
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and enjoy work that keeps you on your feet
Ability to maintain focus during extended daily flight operations
Comfortable troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues with complex, battery-operated machinery
Extremely process & detail-oriented
Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English
Must be eligible to work in Nigeria.
What else you need to know:
Must be willing and able to work night/weekends on shifts
Must be willing and able to work for a period of more than 45 hours/week
This is a full-time position based at one of our distribution centers in Kaduna, Nigeria
Must be willing to relocate to any of our distribution centers in Kaduna, Nigeria
Women are encouraged to apply, as we believe a balanced team is critical for success
Must be able to travel to Ghana for at least 3 months for Zipline Academy training program
Must have completed NYSC and hold a certificate of completion or exemption