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Aerostat Operator/Maintainer

Company: Peraton
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Peraton is seeking qualified personnel to provide Operations and Maintenance support for tactical aerostat systems 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
The Aerostat Operator-Maintainer function as part of a crew that will perform all functions to support both flight and maintenance activities at the aerostat site. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform all operations & maintenance functions to operate the aerostat system and its sensors.
  • Hands-on operation of the aerostat system including launch, in-flight, recovery, and moored maintenance activities.
  • Operate and use support equipment to include but not limited to: forklift, all-terrain vehicles, and generators.
  • Maintain cognizance of system performance.
  • Conduct routine aerostat performance computations as necessary to acquire data results relative to aerostat system state-of-health trends.
  • Help ensure 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.
  • Perform corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat and control subsystems, power and control subsystems, tether subsystem, ground station electronic subsystems, payload and communications subsystems, and site facility electronics as appropriate.
  • Perform all aerostat electronic subsystem preflight and post-flight checks and inspections as required.
  • Assist with coordination of resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat electronics subsystems.
  • Perform activities to fulfill Civil Engineering site tasks related to site support.
  • 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
    REQUIRED:
    • Valid U.S. Driver's license required.
    • Must be able to understand, speak, read and write English fluently.
    • Proof of U.S. residency required.
    • High school or GED Diploma required.
    • Certifications must be attained/maintained as assigned. PREFERRED:
      • HS +5-6 or AS +4 years' progressively responsible aerostat experience desired.
      • Aerostat systems operating knowledge. 1 year preferred in at least one of the following systems: RAID / PGSS / PTDS / PSST-M / PSST-L.
        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/or maintain a current CBP BI public trust suitability determination. 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.

Keywords: Peraton, McAllen , Aerostat Operator/Maintainer, Other , Mcallen, Texas

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