Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Safety Pilot

Field Operations · Vaughan, Ontario
Department Field Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

UAV Safety Pilot

 Company Profile

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), is a pioneering, technology company based in the suburbs of Toronto with a focus on designing, developing and implementing proprietary, commercially-viable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems within Canadian and International markets.

Our people are at the heart of the innovation process and joining us means you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate! We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping our team bring leading RPA technology to businesses globally.


We currently have a career opportunity for a Safety Pilot. The Pilot will be a member of the flight crew and be led by the Pilot in Command (PIC). The successful candidate will be highly skilled in drone piloting and be the primary point of contact for any flight safety related occurrences or issues arising during flight operations.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manually fly UAV to verify proper flight performance
  • Must be able to fly UAV using a mode 2 transmitter 
  • Coordinate with the PIC and Visual observer during flight operations
  • Visually monitor flight of UAV while in autopilot mode and be prepared to take over manual control if advised by PIC or other safety issue arises
  • Assist with the deployment and setup of the UAV
  • May assist with the inspection of the UAV

 Minimum Qualification:

  • Knowledge of operating procedures and emergency procedures
  • Experience flying RC multirotor UAVs in angle flight mode*
  • Transport Canada Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) Pilot Certificate – Advanced operations

Asset Qualifications:

  •  Experience flying RC helicopters
  • Experience flying RC multirotor in rate flight mode*
  • Experience flying heavy multirotor UAVs – 25 Kg or greater
  • Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) membership

 * UAV flight modes may have different names depending on the manufacturer of the flight controller as follows:

Angle mode (generic) – Stabalized (ArduPilot) 

Rate mode (generic) – Acro (ArduPilot)

Hours of Work, Work Environment and Potential Travel

  • Full Time
  •  7.5 hours per day, with a 30 minute lunch 
  • Shift work -  1st shift 6:00 am to 2:00 pm or 2nd shift 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Some travel required (may be up to 1 month at a time)
  • Valid Class G Driver Licence in good standing and regular access to a personal vehicle required
  • Out door work, exposure to cold, heat or other weather elements
  • High concentration levels required during flight operations

The successful candidate must meet the security requirement of the position and be legally able to work in Canada.

We require pre-employment drug screening for all candidates offered positions designated as safety sensitive in accordance with DDC’s Drug and Alcohol policy. This role is a safety sensitive position at DDC.

Diversity & Inclusion

DDC is committed to the creation of an exceptional work environment wherein we maintain values of mutual respect, integrity, dignity, and inclusivity; and encourage the open exchange of ideas and opinions. We are an equal opportunity employer that evaluates applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please inform the recruiter. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place at time of your interview and before you begin your employment.

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  • Location
    Vaughan, Ontario
  • Department
    Field Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience