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Drone Pilot

ASR Group

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



Drone pilot is responsible for operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. 




  • Comply with and enforce Florida Crystals Corporation’s Environmental Health and Safety Policy (EHS) (See Policy), must understand and adhere to all Florida Crystals Corporation’s  policies and procedures
  • Flight Operations, following flight plans or specific instructions.
  • Equipment Maintenance, regularly inspect and maintain the drone to ensure is properly working
  • Data Collection, capturing photos, videos, or other data using onboard cameras or sensors for various purposes such as filmmaking, surveying, or mapping.
  • Safety Compliance, adhering to aviation regulations, airspace restrictions, and safety protocols while flying drones
  • Problem-Solving, troubleshooting technical issues that may arise during flights.



  • General knowledge of agriculture



  • Associates degree in agriculture or related field preferred



  • No



  • Solid working knowledge of all components of agricultural operations.
  • Must be able to function independently, demonstrate flexibility and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Exercise good judgment and solid thought process
  • Ability to apply and adapt to practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior management
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, other management staff and senior level management
  • Ability to respond to inquiries and/or complaints from team members
  • Ability to use technology such as computers, mobile devices and crop management software
  • Ability to comprehend technical reading materials
  • Solid communication skills – requires the ability to effectively communicate verbally and written. Ability to effectively present information to senior management and team members
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple duties of an urgent nature
  • A valid driver’s license is required. Commercial driver’s license preferred
  • Must have a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (Part 107)
  • Restricted Use Pesticide License (RUP)
  • Basic Knowledge of Precision Agriculture (Preferred)
  • Bilingual Preferred (Spanish)



  • FCC Ag Operations




We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.