Helicopter Pilot

Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a Helicopter Pilot to join our Unmanned Systems Division in Napa, CA. This role will serve as a pilot for Yamaha Motor Corporate US in unmanned helicopter business for agriculture. The role will provide aerial application services in agriculture primarily utilizing Yamaha unmanned helicopters. The ability to perform maintenance of unmanned aircraft and effectively communicate with customers will also be critical. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Pilot of Yamaha Unmanned helicopters
  • Perform Unmanned helicopter operations in the agricultural field (planning, spraying and cleanup) including acting as a pilot, visual observer and/or chemical handler
  • Perform maintenance on unmanned helicopters and other agricultural equipment in Yamaha fleet
  • Prepare and create procedural documentation for unmanned helicopter operations as they support agricultural businesses.
  • Assist with research projects related to UAS topics on an as needed basis.
  • Promote and market Yamaha#8217;s agricultural services at local trade shows.
  • Reviews document specifications with customers to ensure final documents clearly and effectively communicate technical information and data.
  • Meet with customers and potential customers and coordinate schedules to flight operations and demonstrations.
Pilot-Rotary Wing
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Job Type: 
  • Bachelor#8217;s degree in Aviation related field preferred
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Certification/License Preferred
  • Knowledgeable with RC equipment and operations (helicopters preferred)
  • 2-4 years unmanned helicopter maintenance experience
  • Must be able to organize, schedule and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task or project level
  • Current FAA Medical Certification
  • Strong communicator with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • The ability to identify issues and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex technical problems
  • 10% travel required

Reports to: Division Manager, Unmanned Systems Division Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer