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Airframe / Composite Structure Technician

Bulgaria, Sofia, SofiaAirline Maintenance

Job description

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landstrip This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe and Australia with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.

The Role

The Airframe / Composite Structure Technician will have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of mobility through their expertise in composite mechanic repair or replacement of composite components of Dronamics aircraft, including wings, pylons, fuselages, and nacelles.


  • Inspect, maintain and install aircraft primary composite structures and components in accordance with recognised standards.

  • Perform complex structural repairs to keep aircraft up to specifications, including;
    • Composite repairs

    • Bonded joints

    • Rivets

    • Bolted joints

    • Airframe assembly

  • Where necessary, perform composite repairs on the airframe in accordance with defined procedures.

  • Use manufacturing planning, written instructions, schematics, blueprints and other applicable technical data to repair, fabricate and modify composite structures.

  • Support installation of other mechanical systems

  • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy work area.

  • Collaborating with engineers, technicians, and aircraft maintenance staff

  • Keeping detailed records of all repairs and work performed on the aircraft in the relevant log books

  • Experience in working remote flightline

Job requirements

Skills and Qualifications

  • Aviation composite experience, either fixed wing or rotorcraft is required.

  • Relevant qualification in aircraft maintenance/aviation technology/ mechanical engineering

  • Demonstrable experience in Aircraft maintenance

  • Experience in Aircraft assembly and inspection techniques related to;
    • Bolted joints

    • Bonded joints

    • Electrical connections

    • Riveting

    • Paint and finishing

  • Excellent analytical skills, attention-to-detail, troubleshooting, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skillsAviation mechanical experience either fixed wing or rotorcraft desired.

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, engineering drawing and technical publications

  • Familiarity with various pieces of ground support and test equipment desired.

  • Experience filling in aircraft logbooks

  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Self starter and used to working on own initiative

  • Used to working remote flightline

  • Conscientious worker and high standard of work

What We Offer

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level

  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods