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Mechanical Specialist - McAllen

Company: Peraton
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Job Description:

Peraton is seeking qualified personnel to fill the role of Mechanical Specialist 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. What you’ll do… This position is responsible for managing all aerostat and support equipment mechanical system depot-level maintenance (DLM) activities for the program. Applies advanced technical analytical skills and knowledge to solve unusually complex problems with aerostat mechanical 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 and overhaul such as generators, valves, blowers, and mechanical support equipment. Travels to the sites to direct and perform intermediate level maintenance on the mooring systems (including towers and work platforms), hydraulic equipment, tethers, and mechanical support equipment. Fabricates hydraulic lines IAW mooring system technical documentation. Qualified to 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 mechanical system improvements. Qualified to operate and maintain forklifts, motor vehicles, special personnel lift vehicles, hydraulic flushing units, and tether receiving units. Trains and certifies other personnel in selected mechanical maintenance procedures. Assists with the resupply and repair logistics activities for mechanical subsystems. Qualified as a member of the flight crew for launch, recover, 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. Qualified to operate the aerostat launch/recovery control systems including their backup systems. Performs other duties as assigned. You’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.  8 + 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) is required. You have a valid U.S. Driver’s license required 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 i nterior and exterior w ork environments, sometimes in inclement weather. May be required to travel for extended periods as needed. Are able to travel up to 40% travel may be required. 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. 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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