Junior Ground Control Station (GCS) Operator

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

Junior Ground Control Station (GCS) Operator


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 drone delivery 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 entrepreneurial, smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping our team bring leading drone technology to businesses globally.


 DDC is looking for a person like you to fill the Junior Ground Control Station (GCS) Operator role. You will make a difference everyday as you navigate the following duties and responsibilities: 


  • Operate a ground control station (GCS) in flight operations ranging from routine test flights to full-scale beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions
  •  Analyze flight data and produce actionable conclusions
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation pertaining to system designs or test results
  • Lead the flight operations team during flight operations
  • Pre-flight safety inspections and procedures
  • Set up of ground stations


 Minimum Qualifications:


  • Diploma in computer, electrical, mechanical or mechatronics engineering or related technical studies
  • Preferred, hands-on experience with electronics, embedded systems, autopilots, or robotics
  • Previous experience in UAS flight testing and operations
  • Ability to travel for work within North America or International
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Transport Canada Small Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) Pilot Certificate - Advanced Operations


 Skills & Abilities:


  • Experience in UAS ground control station (GCS) operation and monitoring flight data in real time
  • Strong commitment to safety and experience in safety critical system design and / or operation
  • Ability to make good decisions under pressure using sound, professional judgment
  • High concentration levels required during flight operations
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team involving staff, clients and outside agencies
  • Strong organizational skills, including an ability to prioritize activities and complete tasks on schedule with limited supervision
  • Willingness to work outdoors on multiple days per week


 Hours of Work, Work Environment and Potential Travel:


  • 37.5 hours per week and some overtime occasionally
  • Shift work required - 1st shift 6:00 am to 2:00 pm or 2nd shift 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Position is predominantly a sedentary function
  • Requires occasional travel, up to 1 month continuous
  • Valid Class-G driver’s license in good standing and regular access to a personal vehicle required


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.


To apply for a career at Drone Delivery Canada please send your resume and cover letter to; careers@dronedeliverycanada.com indicating the position you are applying for.


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
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced