UAV Test Facility Director Job at inTulsa, Tulsa, OK

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  • inTulsa
  • Tulsa, OK

Job Description

*InTulsa is partnering with WindShape  to find candidates for this exciting role in Tulsa*

**Location: Tulsa, OK. This is a hybrid position for those already in Tulsa, OK or willing to relocate to Tulsa, OK**

About You:
As the Test Facility Director, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the construction, management, and successful operation of our drone test facility. This multifaceted role will involve project management during the construction phase, testing services for our inaugural customers, team recruitment and leadership, and eventual Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibility. If you are ready to lead the UAV testing industry’s innovation and growth with Oklahoma's flagship UAV testing site, and you possess the skills and passion for the aerospace industry, then we invite you to join our dynamic team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Construction Phase: 
  • Lead the coordination and execution of the construction phase of the test facility.
  • Collaborate with contractors, architects, and engineers to ensure facility readiness. 
  • Lead equipment purchasing and installation
Operations Management:
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the test facility.
  • Implement best practices for safety, quality, efficiency, and confidentiality.
  • Develop and maintain operational procedures and protocols.
  • Comprehensively oversee the end-to-end customer journey and establish smooth processes with established and new clients.
  • Create and maintain community partnerships with key stakeholders


Testing Services:

  • Develop and conduct UAS testing services for our customers.
  • Manage and optimize the testing schedule.
  • Ensure testing procedures comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Team Recruitment and Management:
  • Hire, train, and manage a high-performing team of engineers, technicians, and support staff.
  • Foster a culture of excellence, teamwork, and safety.


P&L Responsibility:

  • Develop and manage the budget for the testing center.
  • Monitor financial performance and make data-driven decisions to optimize profitability.
  • Identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction.


Skills and Qualifications: (even if you do not meet these skills 100%, we still welcome you to apply)

  • Strong knowledge in UAS or aerospace technology and testing methodologies.
  • Proficient in financial analysis and budget management.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills.
  • Dependable and trustworthy, with impeccable work ethics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • An open-minded and adaptable approach to new ideas, cultures, and perspectives.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.


What We Offer:

  • Salary range is $100K - $150K
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible work hours and hybrid work environment
  • Health Stipend 

About Us:
WindShape is a leading aerospace company dedicated to advancing Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing, inspection and certification. The company is headquartered in Switzerland, and we are in the process of setting up a state-of-the-art UAS test facility in Oklahoma to provide comprehensive testing, inspection, validation and certification services to the aerospace industry. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Test Facility Director to lead the establishment and operation of this new facility.

Our Vision: 
Since our inception in 2016, WindShape has made waves in the scientific community with our game-changing wind generator. Recognized worldwide by the scientific community, this innovative technology quickly gained traction. Today, we've transitioned from solely selling products to providing top-notch services, elevating the world of drone testing, inspection, and validation. By offering our cutting-edge technology as a service, we proudly stand as the go-to partner for ensuring the smooth entry of tomorrow’s UAS applications into the market. Our vision is clear: redefine industry standards, drive innovation, and lead the charge in drone testing, validation, and inspection.

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