recruiting for SwissDrones


UAV Pilot (a)

buchs, switzerland
Full-time 80% - 100%
5.0 on Glassdoor

We work directly on behalf of SwissDrones and do not charge any agency fees.

🌟 What this position has to offer: 🌟

  • 🚀 The opportunity to shape the future of unmanned aviation
  • 🌍 Dynamic and motivated international team 
  • 🤝 Transparent communication and open feedback culture
  • 🏡 Home Office options
  • 🌍 Worldwide sales in 12 countries

Interested? Then book a call with us now! 📞

Job Summary

Are you excited about unmanned aerial vehicles? Do you want to be part of one of the globally most advanced companies in transforming the aerial intelligence market? Then keep on reading! 🚀

As a recruiting partner of SwissDrones we are looking for you as UAV Pilot (a) at their location in Buchs, Switzerland.🇨🇭 In this position, you will fly, test, and maintain the next-generation SwissDrones Unmanned Helicopters with a significant range and performance increase compared to competitors and previous products. 🚁 You will be joining a vibrant and driven team in a rapidly growing and international environment. 🌟

Are you interested? Then arrange an initial interview with us now! 📞🤝

#UAVPilot #AerialIntelligence #SwissDrones #CareerOpportunity

Work on the future of unmanned aviation at SwissDrones!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Safely operate SwissDrones’ unmanned helicopters in BVLOS missions (EASA Specific category) upon thorough in-house training & qualification for the aircraft types
  • Support internal flight test campaigns to validate system functionality and new features (VLOS & BVLOS flights)
  • Perform mission planning including safety/risk assessments and documentation of Concept of Operations (ConOps) based on SORA framework according to EU 2019/947 regulation
  • Ability to use and comprehend engineering & schematic drawings, graphic instructions, and other visual aids to inform flight planning
  • Perform basic UAV maintenance activities as per maintenance requirements
  • Write comprehensive flight reports and raise non-conformance reports and improvement opportunities related to system features and operational procedures
  • Attend UAV operator trainings and maintain currency in certifications as required
  • Support in payload operation

What You Bring To The Job

  • Manned aircraft pilot license; qualification CPL (A/H) or PPL
  • EASA Part-66 licence or equivalent from a competent authority
  • Flexibility to travel abroad for up to 30% of the time, typically for missions of up to three weeks at a time
  • Personal traits: Self-driven, solution oriented, team player, can-do and hands-on attitude, strong safety & quality mindset
  • High degree of flexibility, comfortable working in a dynamic and growing company
  • english: C1 – Advanced


  • Experience in operating unmanned aircraft, preferably rotary wing platforms for commercial/professional use
  • Tertiary education in an engineering field
  • Knowledge in UAV payloads 
  • Any additional language is an advantage


At SwissDrones, great importance is placed on a respectful and open work environment, where teamwork and solidarity are highly valued. Together, the team forms a strong unit characterized by support, creativity, and innovation. Each member actively contributes to the development and implementation of company goals and has the opportunity to bring forth and realize their own ideas. You can expect an inspiring as well as fun work environment with opportunity for personal as well as professional development.

#Teamwork #StrongerTogether

  • Reports to: Head of Flight Operations
  • Colleagues: 3
  • Team Language: English


An emerging game-changer in uncrewed aviation

Workplace near the famous Swiss ski resorts

Individual work-life balance solutions & flexible working models


Open feedback culture with short communication lines

A transparent career plan & trusting mentorship

Pension Fund

360° insight & 100% involvement development of the drones

25 paid vacation days per year


Well-known, international customers, suppliers & partners

A team of over 30 people from (currently) 12 nations

Good connection to public transport

About SwissDrones

As a leading manufacturer and operator of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, SwissDrones enables safe and cost-effective unmanned aerial intelligence solutions for surveillance, inspection and search & rescue missions beyond visual line of sight.

SwissDrones’ unique twin-rotor unmanned helicopter systems are designed to replace manned helicopters at reduced costs, significantly lower carbon emissions and without putting crews at risk when operating in challenging conditions. The systems allow for integration of high-end sensor payloads and enable long-range, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations both at day and night with a flight endurance of multiple hours. SwissDrones’ aircraft are in operation across Asia, Europe, and North America.

SwissDrones was founded in 2013 and is based out of Switzerland with its headquarters in Zurich and its manufacturing site in Buchs (St. Gallen). It has been named a Top 50 Global UAV Enterprise by the World UAV Federation and a Top 40 Civil Drone Platform Manufacturer by Drone Industry Insights.

  • Industry: Aerospace & defence
  • Founded: 2013
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