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Aerostat Specialist

Company: Peraton
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewPeraton is seeking an Aerostat Specialist in the Rio Grande Valley/McAllen, TX Area in support of the Tactical Aerostat System (TAS) program.ResponsibilitiesWhat you'll do…



  • This position is responsible for managing all aerostat system depot-level maintenance (DLM) and aerostat inflation/deflation activities for the program.
  • Applies advanced technical analytical skills and knowledge to solve unusually complex problems with overall aerostat system maintenance beyond the capabilities of individual sites.
  • Qualified to operate the aerostat launch/recovery control systems including their backup systems.

  • Directs and performs depot-level maintenance on items shipped to the depot for repair such as aerostat hardware and rigging, nose latches, truss assemblies, mechanical valves, and pressurization blowers.

  • Travels to the sites to direct and perform intermediate level maintenance on the aerostat flexible structure, windscreens, nose battens, truss assemblies, valves, blowers, tethers, and aerostat support equipment.

  • Fabricates aerostat handling lines, mooring lines, and confluence lines at the depot IAW aerostat technical documentation.

  • Qualified to make preparations, direct and perform aerostat inflations and deflations in the field, including knowledge on high- pressure gas (helium) transfer procedures.

  • Participates in special investigations.

  • Writes maintenance reports and recommendations for aerostat system improvements.

  • Qualified to operate forklifts, special personnel lift vehicles, and tether reeving units.

  • Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat maintenance and operations procedures.

  • Assists with the resupply and repair logistics activities for aerostat subsystems.

  • Qualified as a member of the flight crew for launch, recover, maintenance, and in-flight activities.

  • Performs aspects of technical supply management work (e.g., inventory management, storage management, cataloging, property utilization) related to depot, local, or other supply activities
  • Travels to the sites to perform corrective maintenance activities, configuration audits, and related technical inspections.


    QualificationsYou'd be a great fit if…



    • You have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 3+ years of related work experience or an Associate's Degree with 4+ years of related work experience. 6+ years of related work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.
    • You have excellent organizational skills, as well as excellent verbal and communication skills.
    • You have advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Project).
    • You have a valid U.S. Driver's license.
    • You are able to understand, speak, read and write English fluently.
    • You have proof of U.S. residency (required).

      It'd be even better if you…



      • Are able to lift up to 50 lbs.
      • Are able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents.

      • Are able to use the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published company work rules.
      • Are comfortable working in interior and exterior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather. May be required to travel for extended periods as needed.
      • Are able to travel up to 40%.

        What you'll get…



        • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
        • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
        • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
        • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
        • Paid maternity and paternity leave
        • Company-paid infertility treatments
        • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
        • The ability to influence major initiatives

          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 PeratonAre 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 StatementWe 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 Specialist, Other , Mcallen, Texas

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