Drone Manufacturing Workers

Drone Manufacturing Worker Adjusts Part

Drones are being used by more people today than ever before for business and commercial purposes, military and civic activities, and by hobbyists for personal entertainment. Drone manufacturers employ drone manufacturing workers to help them operate factory machines and oversee work processes and workers that produce drones. There are many different types of jobs in drone manufacturing facilities; drone manufacturing workers may be drone assemblers or fabricators; cutters, solderers, or welders; machinists and tool and die makers; first-line supervisors; production managers, and quality control inspectors. There are also wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, buyers or purchasing managers, and customer service representatives, among many others.

According to Business Insider, the top drone manufacturing companies are DJI (Dajiang) Innovations, AeroVironment, Ambarella, Boeing, GoPro, Lockheed Martin LMT, 3D Robotics, Parrot SA, Yuneec, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Create parts for drones using various machinery; assemble parts and finished drones; test drones for quality control; purchase materials; manage staff and production processes; handle customers' inquiries and transactions
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions with high demand in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Two or more years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor, Manager
  • Experienced Drone Manufacturing Worker
  • Apprentice Drone Manufacturing Worker

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