Mapping Out the future
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Surdex provides best-in-class geospatial services and products that exceed our customers’ expectations. We can only do this by having a best-in-class team with vision and drive to develop cutting-edge technology and solutions.
Our people have the right education and skills for the job. They are continual learners who seek a career beyond their current job. We foster employee development through cross training, mentoring, assessments and individual goal setting.
Surdex is an E-Verify employer.
Our Team Includes
- Pilots, Camera Operators and Mechanics
- Geospatial Technicians and Analysts
- IT Administration and Software Developers
- Sales and Marketing
- Project Managers
Surdex is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
- Aerial Survey Pilot – Early Career
- Airborne Sensor Operator / Aerial Photographer
- Full Stack Developer
- Pilot – Turbine
- Pilot – Twin Piston
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- Our culture
- Pilot information
- Why fly for Surdex
Surdex retains and develops our best-in-class team by investing in a rich benefits program to meet the needs of our diverse population and their families. Full-time employees are eligible for the following plans:
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- FSA – health and dependent care
- HSA with company contribution
- Paid life, accident and disability plans
- Voluntary life and accident plans for families
- Wellness programs
- 401K Plan with matching employer contribution
- Annual bonus based on established profit targets
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays
- Career development and training
- Tuition reimbursement and professional certification fees
For Surdex and our employees to be best-in-class, our culture and work environment thrives on teamwork, learning, professional growth and fun. Quarterly employee meetings introduce new hires, recognize employee achievement, celebrate successes and share updates on company progress over lunch in our hangar.
We make every effort to promote from within by setting goals and developing our people. We post all our jobs internally. Lunch and learns, potlucks, yoga, cookoffs, events and holiday parties bring people together.
Department meetings keep everyone on the same page while providing training opportunities for growth. Our employees have the tools and resources to do their best work every day, including premium computers and monitors and ergonomic workstations.
Are You a Pilot?
Surdex acquires aerial imagery and geospatial data throughout the United States. Our flight facility, located at KSUS – Spirit of St. Louis Airport, is equipped with ten customized aircraft that are meticulously maintained by our A&P mechanics on staff full time. Your safety is our top priority.
Our fleet includes Cessna 206s, 335, 414, and 441 Conquests
As an aerial mapping pilot, your piloting skills will be developed, and your daily flights will be varied. Your day will not involve taking off at one location and landing at another. Most of our flying is VFR, and you will precisely fly a grid pattern to obtain imagery and data.
As the solo PIC, you will partner with a Sensor Operator who manages the digital cameras and LiDAR sensors to ensure clear and accurate data acquisition.
Why Fly for Surdex
Our reputation as one of the best aerial acquisition companies comes from being highly selective when hiring pilots and putting safety first. We strive to retain the best crew by offering opportunities for growth. Our training program promotes advancement from single engine piston to twin engine to turbo prop as positions become available. In addition, we provide paid medical renewal and recurrent training for Conquest Pilots.
Our highly coordinated and experienced flight team includes schedulers, flight planners, project managers and four A&P mechanics with over 90 years of combined experience. Pilots are paid a salary, and this is not a seasonal job with unpaid time. We offer a flight bonus and full benefit package. The crew schedule is pre-planned with a rotation generally of two weeks on and one week off.
Each year we conduct a two-day training event to ensure best practices and safety. During the event we also recognize pilots’ achievements and award prizes for our annual photo contest.