Visual Observer – 3 month contract

Operations · Vaughan, Ontario
Department Operations
Employment Type Contract
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Visual Observer – 3 month contract


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.

We currently have five (5) contract opportunities for Visual Observer’s (VO’s) for a 3-month client project. The visual observer at DDC is a member of our ground crew and an integral part of our drone missions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for alerting the Safety Pilot or Pilot in Charge (PIC) to –
  • Ground objects that may present a hazard
  • Where varies terrain or other factors may make it difficult for the safety pilot or pilot in command (PIC) to maintain a direct line of sight
  • Scan the skies for potential objects
  • Scan the skies to identify potential hazards and notify the safety pilot or PIC of those hazards as they arise to take action to avoid those issues
  • Support the safety pilot or PIC in flying within the bounds of what is legally permissible
  • Use radio communications equipment to communicate hazards and location of the drone
  • Partake in flight procedures and flight route planning
  • Other duties as required


Skills and/or Competencies:

  • Knowledge about scenarios that can impact flying conditions, including weather conditions, ground hazards, and airborne hazards, an asset
  • Strong commitment to safety and experience in safety operations
  • Ability to make good decisions under pressure using sound, professional judgment
  • Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team involving
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Willingness to work outdoors and the ability to walk and stand extensively
  • Valid G license


Hours of Work, Work Environment and Potential Travel

  • 8 hours per/day, (9:00 am to 5:00 pm), 5 days per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Location is for a field project outdoors, Peel Region
  • Valid Class-G driver’s license in good standing and regular access to a personal vehicle required


We require pre-employment drug and alcohol 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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    Vaughan, Ontario
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