Aerostat Flight Director - McAllen
Posted on: July 2, 2019
Overview Peraton is seeking qualified personnel to fill the role of
Aerostat Flight Director for the Tactical Aerostat Systems (TAS)
program operating in the vicinity of McAllen, TX and Rio Grande
City, TX. The aerostat systems provide persistent surveillance,
detection capabilities, to our U.S. Government customer.
Responsibilities Acts as single point-of-contact and control over
aerostat mission support activity during assigned work shift,
including direct control of all crew activity relative to aerostat
pre-launch, launch, ascent, transition, station keeping, and
recovery. Supervises and supports all flight and maintenance
operations at the site. Maintains site awareness of current status
of local weather conditions and weather trends as they influence
mission support. Communicates with the Aerostat Control Center,
Meteorological Forecast Facilities, and other Government agencies
as appropriate. Makes significant event and data entries in the
mission flight log. Prepares and maintains the flight system weight
logs and the weight and balance records for the operational
aerostat. Maintains cognizance of system performance. Conducts
routine aerostat performance computations as necessary to acquire
data results relative to aerostat system state-of-health trends.
Determines when helium addition is required and computes the
quantity to be added. Provides supervision for the flight
operations and maintenance crew during assigned shift. Ensures that
site security functions are accomplished and that any unusual
security conditions are reported. May perform duties associated
with site safety, security, training, and maintenance control.
Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex
problems (i.e., those that typically cannot be solved solely by
reference to manufacturers' manuals or similar documents) in
working on electronic equipment. Directs and performs corrective
and preventive maintenance on the aerostat and control subsystems,
power and control subsystems, tether subsystem, meteorological
equipment, ground station electronic subsystems, payload and
communications subsystems, and site facility electronics as
appropriate. Directs and performs all aerostat electronic subsystem
preflight and postflight checks and inspections as required.
Coordinates resupply and repair logistics activities for the
aerostat electronics subsystems. Performs and directs activities to
fulfill site tasks related to electrical services and equipment.
Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat
electronic subsystem procedures. May be required to work in special
man-lift vehicles. Functions as a key member of the flight crew for
inflation, deflation, launch, recovery, maintenance, and in-flight
activities. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school or GED Diploma
required. Certifications must be attained/maintained as assigned.
REQUIRED: HS +5-6 or AS +4 years' progressively responsible
aerostat experience desired. Supervisory experience required.
Aerostat systems operating knowledge. 2-years preferred in at least
one of the following systems: RAID / PGSS / PTDS / PSST-M / PSST-L.
Valid U.S. Driver's license required. Must be able to understand,
speak, read and write English fluently. Proof of U.S. residency
required. MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: Personal computer,
printer, telephone, fax machine, scanner and other
business-related, general office equipment. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Exterior and interior work environments, sometimes in inclement
weather. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Work requires the ability to perform
the following physical activities to include, but not limited to:
walking, standing, stooping, bending, twisting, crawling, reaching,
lifting, sitting, and squatting. Work may require walking,
standing, and sitting for extended periods of time. SECURITY
CLEARANCE: This position requires the candidate to obtain and
maintain a position of public trust. In order to obtain this
position, you must currently be a U.S. Citizen and U.S. Resident
and be able to show proof of citizenship and residency. About
Peraton Are you ready to join the next-generation of national
security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an
established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We
work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to
innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of
responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our
movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting
challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom
around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our
communities, our nation, and our way of life. EEO Statement We are
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status,
disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership
in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
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