Pitch Aeronautics Inc. Technician (DoD Skillbridge) Boise, ID · Full time

We're looking for a drone and sensor technician who can assist with assembly, repair and troubleshooting.


Skillbridge Overview

This job posting is specific to the DoD’s Skillbridge program and is only open to personnel eligible to apply for a DoD Skillbridge program. Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge permits you to use up to the last 180 days of service to train and learn with an industry partner. During SkillBridge participation, you continue to receive military compensation and you are covered by your military benefits. Release for SkillBridge is always mission-dependent, however, and your unit commander must authorize participation prior to entering into any agreement with interested industry employment partners. Individuals who are not eligible to participate in the Skillbridge program will not be considered and should not apply. Please visit the Skillbridge website here for additional information. Click here to view this position on the DoD Skillbridge website and search for "Pitch Aeronautics".

Company Description

Pitch Aeronautics (www.pitchaero.com) is a rapidly growing startup creating game-changing solutions for the utility industry. Pitch has developed a drone to install our line sensor, bird diverters, and other equipment on power lines. Our drone-deployable line sensors wirelessly transmit environmental and line characteristics to an online secure API to help utilities push more power through existing lines, prevent wildfires, and improve grid reliability. We're looking for a drone and sensor technician who can assist with assembly, repair and troubleshooting. 

At Pitch we’ve fostered a collaborative, fun,  “get-stuff-done” working environment. We believe in moving fast and creating products and prototypes rapidly. If you’re looking for a place where you can make a difference on day one, be empowered to achieve, and love working in small teams, we want to meet you! 

Learn more about our company at:

-Our website: https://www.pitchaero.com/

-Our Linked-In posts: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11764600/

-Our Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pitchaero

-Here's a video of our drone performing a sensor installation on an energized power line: https://youtu.be/S9F0jz4eqNY?feature=shared

Role Description

This is a full-time, on-site role for a drone and sensor Technician. As a Drone and Sensor Technician, you will play a critical role in the development and maintenance of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, and the associated sensors used in various applications. Your primary responsibilities will include assembling, calibrating, and repairing drones and power line sensors. This role requires a strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality to support our organization's objectives.


  • Assemble and configure drones, including frame assembly, motor installation, drone electronics, and wiring.
  • Translate engineering specifications into physical assembly.
  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections to ensure drones are in working condition.
  • Troubleshoot and repair any technical issues that arise.
  • Perform electronics assembly on printed circuit boards. This includes manual and soldering oven assembly.
  • Build sensor wiring harnesses.
  • Perform pre-flight checks and post-flight inspections to guarantee safe and effective drone operation.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to provide input for drone and sensor design improvements.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure smooth project operations and timely deliveries.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with assembly/repair/manufacture of mechanical systems
  • Experience with electrical assembly or repair
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and desire to learn

Desired Qualifications

  • Formal electronics assembly and repair training
  • Formal wiring harness assembly training
  • Experience with aircraft maintenance
  • Experience with manufacturing wiring harnesses