Successful candidate will be testing semi-automated drone systems in Nebraska. Candidate must be able to regularly operate drone systems on operations near their summer address. Candidates will supply their own motor vehicle. This is a part-time position (about 10 hours per week), with some additional duties available during the school year for the right candidate.
Knowledge of livestock production, technical or engineering aspects of digital devices and UAV helpful.
- Ability to obtain Part 107 Drone Certificate, issued by Federal Aviation Administration. Employer will help with obtaining this certificate.
- Intent to enroll or enrollment in a post-secondary education institution, or have graduated recently from such an institution
- Have knowledge of production agriculture basics, especially as to cow-calf production and feed yard operations.
- Have or willing to learn the operational aspects of unmanned aerial systems (drones). Basic knowledge and technical ability to operate and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 10 and Android operating systems.
- Ability to report on drone operations via oral, written and other electronic means, including smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computer systems.
- Have access or permission to access to cattle in pastures, paddocks or feedlots within a limited distance of candidates address.
- Legal ability to drive with an operators license.
Candidates ideally will have or learn quickly:
- How to operate drone flight systems, especially multi-copters
- Have experience in livestock production
- Have ability and patience to test, troubleshoot and provide detailed feedback on drone hardware and software issues.