Pilot

New Zealand /
Wisk New Zealand – Flight Test /
Full-time
At Wisk, we believe that less time getting there means more time being there for the moments that truly matter. We are an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. Our self-flying air taxi, Cora, will make it possible to skip the traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Join us to craft a better world by opening access to the sky.

Wisk New Zealand, the trading name for Zephyr Airworks LLC, is currently looking for an experienced pilot to join our team to help design, operate and evaluate these aircraft. As a pilot in command, you will be responsible for learning about aircraft systems, developing operating procedures, and evaluating the operator-vehicle interface. You will have a critical role in the development of systems and procedures for safe and efficient autonomous flight. The health and safety of our staff is integral and all staff are expected to actively participate and engage in a positive health and safety culture.

This position is based in Tekapo, New Zealand.

Within 3 months you will:

    • Be assigned to the flight test team
    • Study the aircraft systems and interface with the Ground Control Station
    • Learn about Wisk’s Standard Flight Operating Procedures
    • Develop an understanding of the Rules and Regulations governing our operations
    • Become familiar with how Wisk manages flight test risk
    • Operate the vehicle in a flight test environment

Within 6 months you will:

    • Plan flight test events
    • Brief the test team in preparation for flight testing
    • Debrief the flight test and engineering teams on the outcome of flight test events
    • Document written reports on vehicle behavior and characteristics
    • Support refinement of operational procedures and aircraft documents

Within 12 months you will:

    • Design procedures for commercial vehicle operation
    • Help to assess the suitability of the current design for its intended role as an air taxi
    • Contribute to development of an operator training syllabus

Requirements:

    • A NZ CAA Private Pilot Certificate (any category)
    • 500 hours of flying experience
    • Ability to obtain NZ CAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
    • Ability to obtain NZ CAA Commercial Pilots Licence
    • Strong team-player
    • Self-motivated
    • A health & safety mindset
    • Technical background 
    • At least 3 years experience in technical or aviation fields

Desired:

    • NZ CAA Commercial aircraft operation experience
    • Formation flying experience
    • Remote/autonomous vehicle experience
    • NZ CAA Part 101/102 operator experience
    • Manned or unmanned flight test experience
    • Operator-vehicle interface design experience
    • Pilot/operator training experience
    • Pilot/operator certification experience
    • Engineering background or technical experience
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here [link to http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html]