Security RPAS Engineer

South Africa
Full Time

Job Description

The Security RPAS Engineer will be based at one of Rocketmine’s customer sites, working in close partnership with Rocketmine’s clients. The Security RPAS Engineer will be responsible for effectively operating a drone to gather and detect any incidents and/or threats using a drone.

Responsibilities & Duties

(Including but are not limited to the below)

  • Executing and supervising all flights and maintenance activities at the site of operation which includes conducting thorough preparation to fly a drone, completing the relevant documentation and accurate flight planning processes
  • Conduct aerial surveying using drones for security procedures by determining the location and the nature of any abnormal or irregular activities
  • Recognize and respond immediately to emergency situations by following Rocketmine’s and the Client’s Emergency and Safety procedures
  • Determine and communicate the location and nature of any abnormal or irregular conditions. Responsible for taking corrective measures within the scope of security operations
  • Accountable for the safe operation of each RPAS
  • Submitting flight and maintenance documentation, inclusive of all flight operational documents per flight
  • Maintaining a high level of compliance with the SA/CAA regulations and requirements by aligning all documentation and processes to Rocketmine’s ROM (RPAS Operations Manual)
  • Being a brand ambassador for Rocketmine
  • Ad-hoc duties


  • Grade 12
  • Rated to fly fixed wing / multi rotor aircraft
  • Must have a valid Remote Pilot License
  • Rated on BVLOS (desirable)
  • Must have reliable vehicle
  • PSIRA certificate(desirable)
  • Valid Driving License


  • Minimum of 10 flying hours
  • Must be willing to work night shifts.

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced PC Skills
  • Basic aeronautical principles
  • Relevant aviation laws and compliance policies
  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance


  • Time management
  • Pro active
  • Planning and Organising
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Following policy and processes
  • Results Driven
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Troubleshooting Mentality
  • Initiative-taking
  • Customer Engagement
  • Good communicator

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