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Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Adjunct - Aviation

WSU Tech
Wichita, KS

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Company: WSU Tech

Hours per Week: 5-20

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Part Time

Required Education: Certification or Vocational

Required Experience: 1 to 3 years

Description At WSU Tech, we are dedicated to promoting quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals by providing hands-on experience, state-of-the-art facilities, and individualized support and guidance. We operate in a values-based culture and strive towards our behaviors in everything we do.

Whether you are starting your education journey or are looking to advance your career experiences, WSU Tech has the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Join us and discover the possibilities for your future!

Compensation: $32 /hr
Worksite Location: NCAT Campus

Overview / Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Part-Time Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight Instructor to join our team on an on-call basis. As a UAS Flight Instructor, you will be responsible for providing expert guidance and instruction to aspiring drone operators, ensuring their safe and efficient operation of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary, but are not limited to:
    Conduct comprehensive training sessions, both theoretical and practical, to educate students on the principles of UAS operation, flight planning, safety protocols, and regulations.Assess students' flying capabilities, identifying strengths and areas for improvement, and provide constructive feedback to enhance their skills.Emphasize and enforce adherence to all safety guidelines and regulations governing UAS operations, both during training sessions and in real-world scenarios.Be available on an on-call basis to cater to individual student needs or specific training requests, accommodating varying schedules and ensuring timely and flexible instruction delivery.Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of training drones and related equipment to ensure they are in optimal condition for instructional purposes.
As the UAS Flight Instructor, we expect the applicant to stay current with industry updates in UAS technology, regulations, and best practices to incorporate cutting-edge knowledge into training sessions. Additionally, maintain comprehensive records of student progress, achievements, and areas for improvement, providing regular updates to both students and management.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:
    Expertise in UAS Operations:
      Demonstrated proficiency in operating a wide range of unmanned aircraft systems, with a comprehensive understanding of drone technologies, flight dynamics, and operational limitations.
    Certification and Licensure:
      Possess FAA Part 107 License prior to starting work. Must keep it current to provide instruction.
    Flight Time Logged:
      Documented flight hours exceeding 50 hours. (Preferred)
    Safety Conscious:
      Strong commitment to safety and an exemplary safety record in UAS operations.
    Communication Skills:
      Excellent verbal and written communication skills to deliver clear and engaging instructions to students and interact effectively with colleagues and management.
      A professional and approachable demeanor with a strong focus on student success and learning outcomes.

WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents, and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community. WSU Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!


WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.


The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.


To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.


Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.


Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.


We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

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