Variety is the spice of life, as the proverbial saying goes, and you’ll find boundless variety working as a Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Coordinator at Ayres. Our projects are varied, our work is rewarding, and our team is supportive, collaborative, and fun! Beyond the ability to work on diverse projects, our team also enjoys a high degree of professional freedom – both in and outside of the office – and are routinely applying cutting-edge, and, sometimes, emerging technologies to their important work.

Our growing team is seeking a UAS Coordinator in our Eau Claire, Madison, Green Bay, or Waukesha WI office. This is an ideal position for a qualified candidate with two to five years of experience with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The position will be responsible for routine project coordination on logistical matters, equipment maintenance, and training. 

On any given day, you’ll:

  • Be the Chief Remote Pilot, supervising the training of new pilots to maintain consistent standards throughout the program
  • Assist with developing workflows, maintenance schedules and procedures, and training materials and standards
  • Develop, implement and document an integrated safety program
  • Assist UAS Program Manager occasionally with vetting project feasibility, scoping and estimates
  • Maintain UAS fleet and support equipment
  • Facilitate logistics on project mobilizations including shipping logistics, hardware/software technical support, and file management
  • UAS flights for testing purposes and occasional data acquisition; up to 25% travel requirement, ranging from overnight to week-long mobilizations

Required Qualifications:

  • Part 107 certification
  • At least two-five years of practical UAS experience on a variety of project types and UAS platforms from multiple manufacturers
  • Expertise with (or ability to rapidly learn) all Ayres’ UAS platforms to support field crews, troubleshoot hardware and software issues, and perform routine and unscheduled maintenance
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong communicator (oral and written)
  • Proactive, responsive, flexible and demonstrates solid time management skills
  • Ability to use GPS to set aerial control and base station points

Desired Skills and Experiences:

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, the candidate for this position will also bring, or be able to quickly gain, skills and experience to assist with workload capacity in the Division with one or more of the following:

  • Survey
  • 360 tour creation
  • HD Scan processing
  • Basic CAD production
  • GIS editing
  • Other Geospatial applications


  • Health/dental/vision insurance offering affordable plans with flexible coverage options
  • Term life insurance
  • Voluntary additional life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment [AD&D] insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability


  • Opportunity to improve your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills through on-site Toastmasters International meetings
  • Paid membership dues to professional organizations
  • Paid licensing exam/prep course for professional certification
  • Encourage/reimburse for professional registrations and certifications

Work Life Balance:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays [including two floating holidays]
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Telecommuting
  • Employee Assistance Program offering 24/7 support, resources, and legal guidance


  • Encouraged (not required) employee participation in our wellness program, providing an opportunity to qualify for HSA contributions
  • Sit/stand workstations [where applicable]


  • Flexible spending plans and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)


  • Peer recognition program and mentor programs
  • Young Professionals [YP] networking group
  • Sporting events, dragon boat races, annual parties, summer picnics, and more!

Please note, benefits vary depending on job status.

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