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Job Spotlight: Flight Operator, Zipline (Rwanda)

· @laureneveritt ·

Zipline is the world’s first commercial drone delivery company, and they’re scouting a flight operator in Rwanda. If you enjoy hands-on, high-pressure work and have experience with mechanical or electrical systems, then don’t miss this opportunity.


Work Type: Full Time
Job Function: Data Analysis / M&E
Job Level: Mid-Career
Work Experience: 3-5 years
Languages: English, Kinyarwanda
Work Authorisation: Rwandan Citizens


  • As a Flight Operator at Zipline, you’ll maintain and operate a fleet of Zips.
  • You’ll learn how to take a Zip through preflight checks and launch it.
  • You’ll be expected to provide feedback and ideas to the Engineering team on how to make our program safer and smarter.
  • Your primary responsibility is to safely and efficiently maintain and operate our fleet of autonomous aircraft.
  • You will help us scale to 100+ deliveries per day while maintaining safety and following flight operations protocols at all times.

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least three years experience working as an aircraft maintenance technician or maintaining other capital equipment (e.g., power turbines, mining equipment.)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or assembly line role or as a skilled tradesman (e.g., electrician, auto mechanic)
  • Must enjoy hands-on work, you will be lifting 25kg objects regularly
  • Adept at working with mechanical or electrical systems.
  • Poise under high pressure situations
  • Interest in leading safety critical processes and operations
  • Ability to maintain focus during extended flight operations
  • Desire to not only follow existing operations protocols, but improve them
  • Experience handling and maintaining electro-mechanical products
  • Able to identify and distill pain-points and opportunities for improvement to the engineering team
  • Enjoys optimizing and fine-tuning processes while running them daily
  • Meticulous and process oriented by nature


  • Data Analysis / M & E
  • Customer Service
  • Operations / Logistics
  • Organizing / Planning / Project Management
  • MS Excel / Spreadsheets

To Apply

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