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Flight Operations Director

Company: Sanborn Map Company
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Sanborn Map Company A great place to work. Social Sharing Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. For 150 years, Sanborn's commitment to excellence has not wavered, and by providing innovative, state-of-the-art mapping products and services, Sanborn continues to be a geospatial industry leader today. As a market -leader and innovator, Sanborn offers an exciting, high-energy workplace. We remain at the forefront of the GIS and photogrammetry industry by offering high quality, technologically superior products and services backed by the industry's most experienced staff. We reach our goals by being knowledgeable, customer-oriented, professional and resourceful. As such, we are always looking for adventurous, committed people to join our team. As was true 150 years ago, our employees are the most vital part of our organization and we credit our dedicated and talented staff for keeping us at the leading-edge of the mapping industry. We are looking for a talented individual to fill this role working in a collaborative environment ready to innovate workflow. SUMMARY: The Flight Operations Director directs and coordinates activities and personnel for -the Flight Operations department acquiring aerial imagery, ensuring production and quality standards are met by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel. Performs production work in the following -areas as required. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Acquisition department.
  • Review flight planning orders, data types, quantities, and specifications to determine and maintain appropriate staffing levels for acquisition through department staff.
  • Reviews flight plans and identifies any risks.
  • Manages department expenses and labor costs and approves overtime while staying within budget.
  • Manages workflow needs and develops and maintains department schedules to meet required service levels and to meet all project schedule requirements.
  • Maintains acquisition production systems, software systems, and identifies enhancement opportunities and maintenance requirements.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with vendors, internal IT departments, internal clients, and external clients as appropriate.
  • Supervises assigned team(s) including training and performance management.
  • Develop or revises standard operational and working practices and ensures technicians and pilots adhere to internal and external compliance standards.
  • Supports technology analysis and identifies new technology to enhance production processes, lower costs, and improve product delivery.
  • Reviews production reports and delivers reports to management as required.
  • Ensures business practices remain current best practices and develops and maintains documentation of departmental processes.
  • Provides support and collaboration to other production departments and provides support to other internal staff as needed.
  • Supports proposal preparation
  • Oversees ground survey operation, personnel, and equipment
  • Oversees mobile ground data collection, personnel and equipment.
  • Other Duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages the acquisition production staff to include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving complaints and resolving problems. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in a computer science, mathematics, or engineering field or equivalent work experience. Bachelor's degree preferred. Must have flight or flight management experience. EXPERIENCE A minimum of five years' experience in acquisition related management (aircraft, personnel, sensors) is required. Must have the ability to manage a group of technical non-exempt and exempt employees, maintaining a high degree of motivation and focus within the department. Must be detail oriented, ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a changing environment. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication leadership and motivational skills with a strong commitment to quality required. Salary Range: 80K - 100K annualSanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.TO APPLY: Visit our website: -to apply for this position. Sanborn is an Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Sanborn Map Company, Colorado Springs , Flight Operations Director, Executive , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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