Kite Operator

La Gomera, Spain
April
Full-time
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Published on:
March 14th, 2024
Last modified on April 9th, 2024 at 12:38

This year, Kitepower will operate the first Airborne Wind Energy Center of Excellence in Spain. The site will be located on La Gomera Island. The operations team is currently seeking passionate kite operators eager to assist Kitepower’s flight managers and contribute to the development and deployment of Kitepower’s commercial AWES to La Gomera.

As a kite operator at Kitepower, you will be responsible for preparing hardware for flights, participating in field execution of flights, and post-processing flight data. Initially, you will undergo a 6-month hands-on training at Kitepower’s flight center in Bangor Erris, Ireland. Subsequently, you will be involved in deploying Kitepower’s system to La Gomera, where operations will commence in the fall of 2024.



Job Tasks

  • Prepare and perform the flights and tests of the Kitepower Hawk 30 kW and Falcon 100kW systems
  • Assist the engineering team during the flights
  • Perform integrity checks on electromechanical equipment
  • Monitor and control the Kitepower system 
  • Handle and organise the equipment on the flight center
  • Maintain Operations hardware (launch equipment, cameras etc.)
  • Maintain flight center location
  • Supply flight protocols and documentation to other departments

Job Profile

  • Self-driven and independent
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Fluent written/spoken English
  • Outdoor enthusiast
  • Quick learner with a proactive attitude and good ability to work independently
  • Good observation skills and ability to give reliable feedback
  • Available to work night shifts
  • Good practical technical understanding
  • Drivers license class B
  • Passion for sustainability and making the world a better place
  • Experience in handling/flying kites
  • Hands on mentality

Extra Assets

  • Degree in technical branches or proven hands on experience with technical and practical tasks
  • Experience in handling/flying kites
  • Spanish speaking
  • Drivers license class BE
  • Passion for wind sports

Apply as Kite Operator

Are you passionate about wind energy and eager for hands-on airfield experiences? Join our operations team as a kite operator for exciting flight test sessions!

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