Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
(THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY)
The UAS Faculty Assistant serves as project engineer supporting all research operations, including the airworthiness review and maintenance of all systems, data collection and storage, sensor and hardware/software integration and other areas assigned in support of Test Site requirements. This position will often be involved in designing and building new solutions, whether at the component level or entirely new aircraft. Additionally, this position serves as a Visual Observer (VO) and Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) for UAS Operations. No industry experience is required for this position, but an active interest in UAS and the associated technologies is. The UAS Faculty Assistant reports to the Director, and coordinates all activities with the Chief Pilot and Lead Project Manager.
United States citizen or permanent resident
Bachelor of Science technical degree
An active interest in UAS technologies and UAS flight research
Must have a valid driver’s license
CAD and 3-D printed component design experience
sUAS integration/avionics experience
R/C and/or drone flight experience
FAA Part 107 certification
FAA Class II Medical Certificate
Able to lift 40 pounds
Able to work outdoors in varying temperature
Ability to travel up to 30% to different testing sites
Vision correctable to 20/20 and color vision