Ground Operations Specialist (R2536)

Dallas Metro Area
Operations Division – Customer Success /
Full Time Employee /
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

Job Description:
The Ground Operations Specialist performs ground support operations for V-BAT aircrews and conducts ground testing and equipment preparation activities in support of flight operations. They are responsible for planning and conducting ground and benchtop testing in support of prototyping and current V-BAT operations. Ground Operations Specialists may support flight events and provide on-site field support as needed.

What You'll Do:

    • Benchtop and ground testing of V-BAT equipment and air vehicles.
    • Engine run test cycles and data capture.
    • Equipment inventory, pack-out and preparation in support of ongoing operations.
    • On-site field support and remote troubleshooting.

Required Qualifications:

    • Maintainer or mechanic experience

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Small engine expertise
    • Group 3 UAS experience
$26.67 - $40.02 an hour

Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background and possible reference check.

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 

Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.