We are seeking a Flight Director (Trainee) in Eagle Pass, TX. The individual trains 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.
What you’ll do…
- Maintain current status of local weather conditions and weather trends as they influence mission support.
- Communicate with the TARS Control Center, Meteorological Forecast Facilities, and other Government agencies as appropriate.
- Make significant event and data entries in the mission flight log.
- Prepare and maintains the flight system weight logs and the weight and balance records for the operational aerostat.
- Maintain cognizance of system performance Conducts routine aerostat performance computations as necessary to acquire data results relative to aerostat system state-of-health trends.
- Determine when helium addition is required and computes the quantity to be added.Keeps and provides reports of on-hand helium assets and helium usage.
- Evaluate aerostat lift and purity trends.
- Report any unusual trends to management and recommends remedial action.
- Provide supervision for the flight operations and maintenance crew during assigned shift.May serve as the Site Manager in his/her absence.
- Ensure that site security functions are accomplished and that any unusual security conditions are reported. Directs actions of security guards as necessary.
- May perform duties associated with site safety, security, training, and maintenance control.
- Apply 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.
- Examples of such problems include location and density of circuitry, electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and frequent engineering changes.
- Maintain a thorough understanding of digital design as relates to radar signal generators, MTI, IF receivers, clutter rejection, mixers, multipliers, low noise amplifiers, and digital displays.
- Exercise independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, tracing relationships in signal flow, and regularly using complex test instruments (e.g., dual trace oscilloscopes, Qmeters, deviation meters, pulse generators).
- Direct and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat telemetry 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.
- Direct and perform all aerostat electronic subsystem preflight and postflight checks and inspections as required.
- Coordinate resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat electronics subsystems.
- Perform and direct activities to fulfill Civil Engineering site tasks related to electrical services and equipment.
- Train and certify other personnel in selected aerostat electronic subsystem procedures.
- May be assigned Quality Control duties as required.
- 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 assignments as required.
You’d be a great fit if…
- You can obtain and maintain a position of Public Trust which requires US Citizenship
- You have graduated from High School and have 5+ years of experience or AA and 4+ years of directly-related progressively responsible TARS experience
- 5+ years of supervisory experience
- 5+ years of experience using Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) with the Capability of generating reports as required
- You have a valid US Driver’s License
- You can fluently read, write, speak and understand English
- You are able to perform shift work when needed
- You are able to work in interior and exterior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather.
It’d be even better if you…
- Have the ability to easily interact with internal and external customers.
- You love working in exterior and interior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather
What you’ll get…
- An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
- Company-paid infertility treatments
- Cross-training and professional development opportunities
- Influence major initiatives
Work requires the ability to perform the following physical activities: walking, standing, stooping, bending, twisting, crawling, reaching, lifting, sitting, and squatting. Work may require walking, standing, sitting and working in confined spaces or at high elevations for extended periods of time. Position also requires the ability to perform all launch and recovery operations. Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted.
This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a position of public trust. In order to obtain this position, you need to be a U.S. Citizen and be able to show proof of U.S. citizenship and U.S. residency.
Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada.
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.