Drone Operator

Job Description - Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform drone spraying of fertilizers on crops in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Strong knowledge of drone technology.
  • Understanding local drone laws.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance and upkeeping of drones on a daily basis.
  • Conduct pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight safety checks to prevent accidents and minimize risks.
  • Keep drone batteries charged at all times to ensure uninterrupted operation.
  • Follow instructions from the supervisor and/or Manager regarding flight plans and operational protocols.
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while operating drones and spraying fertilizer.
  • Safely transport drones within a range of 25 to 50 kilometers daily.
  • Gather necessary information and data as required for agricultural operations.

Job Requirements, Qualifications, Skills, and competence required for the position

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, and related fields (Aviation, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Engineering)
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 – 5 years experience
  • Skills and Competences:
        • Must be willing to be certified as a drone pilot by the company.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with the creative team, with proficiency in Amharic and English.
        • Preferable to have experience in agricultural drone spraying services.
        • Familiarity with agricultural operations, crop protection, and mapping for effective communication.
        • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established protocols and checklists.
        • Ability to ride a bike and transport drone equipment safely.
        • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Basic knowledge of weather patterns and forecasts.
        • Ability to work in a team and adapt to changing work environments and hard weather conditions.
  • Salary: As per the company scale.

   Deadline: March 1, 2024

  Number of vacancies: 4

   Job location: Omorate, Ethiopia

   Call: +251 115 58 20 77 /
                  +251 911 06 06 43

How to Apply

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⇒ Send Your CV to recruitments@fri-el-ethiopia.com

⇒ Attach your application letter, and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (with credential documents) on/before the application deadline

Only short-listed candidates will be Contacted

FriEL Ethiopia is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.