Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Pilot-In-Command

About us

Carbonix is an Australian manufacturer and operator of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems. Our fleet of powered lift systems boasts long endurance, versatile deployment and capabilities, as well as automatic mission execution. We employ a team of widely skilled engineers and industry experts to help devise effective solutions to the most complex problems.We are seeking a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Pilot-In-Command to operate hybrid VTOL-fixed wing unmanned aerial systems. The position is part of a multidisciplinary and agile product development team with extensive experience and knowledge of aerospace and broader engineering. Whilst the position entails developmental flight testing and commissioning of next generation aircrafts, the primary role will be focused on the safe operation of Carbonix's Powered-lift RPAS fleet.


Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the execution of flight tests and mission under direct supervision of Carbonixs Product Development Manager.
  • Provide pilot feedback to assist with tune stability and navigation control loops for optimal flight performance.
  • Work with the other streams of the business to develop, execute and analyse the results of flight tests.
  • Safe operation of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in accordance with Carbonix operating procedures.  
  • Comply with applicable regulatory requirements and supporting documents.
  • Conduct on-site Recognisance, Flight Authorisation Forms and Job safety Assessments.
  • Generation and up-keeping of user manuals and maintenance schedules with engineering team


Required Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Current CASA Remote pilot licence (RePl).
  • Aviation Reference Number (ARN).
  • Endorsed to operate
  • Experience in operating manned or unmanned fixed wing systems.
  • In- depth understanding of CASA Part 101 Manual of Standards 2019.
  • Valid Australian Drivers licence.
  • Ability to plan and conduct Auto missions through Mission Planner / Q Ground Control.
  • CASA Instrument Rating (IREX) certified.


Desirable Skills

  • Passionate about tech and disruptive innovation.
  • An ability to communicate clearly with your team.
  • Outstanding organisational & time-management skills.
  • Experience operating RPAS in EVLOS / BVLOS environments.
  • Powered-lift RPAS endorsement (>25kg certification).
  • An ability to operate independently as well as in teams.
  • Prior experience in photogrammetry, multispectral and lidar survey missions.
  • In-depth understanding of Ardupilot.



Interviews begin immediately. Please reach out to Aimran Akhtar at as soon as possible, with a brief overview of your background, experience, interests in a form of a cover letter AND attach your resume.

Carbonix is an equal opportunity employer, and ALL qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Successful and short-listed candidates will be contacted to attend a face-to-face interview at our Artarmon facility.

24/08/2020 $0 North Shore & Northern Beaches 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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