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QEW Overhead Line Inspector

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MissionGo Inc

Company Mission

MissionGO is a leading provider of UAS solutions and services. Formed by the professionals responsible for the first successful human organ delivery used in a transplant surgery via UAS and taking the first single-rotor UAS through the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Type and Production Certification process, MissionGO has been trailblazing the UAS industry by innovating critical infrastructure inspections, medical and commercial cargo delivery, and UAS training and program stand-up.

At MissionGO, our top priority is safety. MissionGO has been awarded a 3-year contract with Southern California Edison to conduct overhead line inspections utilizing UAS and qualified line inspectors and is looking to bring on dedicated and passionate individuals to fulfill this contract.

Majority of work will be performed January - June 2023

NOTE! The performance of work on this job takes place in remote areas of California. Candidates are housed at different locations during the contract period and would be able to return home periodically as time permits.

Job Description

Highly motivated individual that has an exceptional commitment to team success and safety and can be held accountable for timely delivery of data. This position does not require any repairs, digging, climbing, or contact with the structures or components or a UAS (Drone) Pilot certification. Compliance Inspectors conduct visual inspections of electric poles and enclosures by reviewing high-resolution photographs, and through visual observation in the field of distribution systems to identify hazards that impact safety, company liability, and/or asset life, according to General Order 165. The individual will NOT perform repair work on poles and substructures.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year of technical experience conducting certified inspections on distribution structures, transmission structures and their subcomponents
  • Certification from a trade school in electrical distribution
  • CA Class C License or equivalent
  • Must pass a background check and drug screening
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work in harsh environments such as excessive heat, difficult terrain, etc.
  • Safety-first mindset and team-oriented mentality

Preferred experience with the following:

  • UAS operations or flight operations
  • Preferred experience conducting inspections by reviewing high-resolution photographs and ground surveys
  • Passionate about unmanned aviation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct certified inspections of distribution structures, transmission structures and their subcomponents.
  • Conducted overhead line inspections in accordance with relevant Federal, state, and local regulations and to the satisfaction of MissionGO and our customers.
  • Ensure all required reports are entered into the system prior to the end of shift.
  • Conduct inspections, report priority issues, interact with customer regarding safety issues detected.
  • Report any incident to the Operations Manager or their designee
  • Know and adhere to GO 165 and any other applicable directives.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This is a composition office, technical laboratory, production, flight ops, and workshop environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually somewhat louder than a traditional office environment but does not exceed Government noise limitations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. During flight operations, applicant must accept applicable temperature and other environmental conditions that apply to outdoor operations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (computer work). While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel surfaces, and hear aircraft related sounds. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be self-driven, able to take charge, work independently, complete assignments in a timely manner with little to no supervision, yet still take instruction and supervision, and work with a team and build relationships with diverse communities internally and externally. Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiastic professional with pleasant positive manner and demeanor, strong desire to satisfy customer/participant needs and ensure quality delivery of service. Strong writing, editing, proofreading, schedule management and communication skills (mail, email, instant messaging, in-person, phone), ability to adapt and clearly convey information.

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