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Aerostat Site Lead (Zapata, TX)

Zapata, TX
Job Title: Aerostat Site Lead
Location: Zapata, TX
Citizenship: Must be U.S. Citizen
Requirement: Must be able to pass background investigation
Salary: Competitive, w/ Full benefits

Overview:
Willcor, Inc. is seeking qualified personnel to fill the role of Aerostat site lead for tactical Aerostat systems. The Aerostat systems provide persistent surveillance, detection capabilities, to our U.S. Government customer.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of all site personnel and resources to ensure performance of all required tasks. 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, logistics and maintenance operations at the site.
  • Maintains adequate around-the-clock manning.
  • Provides official site interface with the customer and Willcor, Inc. program management personnel
  • Has full authority to make on-the-spot decisions necessary for safe and reliable site operations
  • Initiates and implements internal procedures and policies necessary to provide effective operation and maintenance.
  • Ensures that site activities function in accordance with established policies, procedures and directives.
  • Ensures compliance with policy and management objectives.
  • Develops and monitors a qualified technical and support team.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for site personnel cognizance of system performance.
  • Emphasizes quality control at all operational levels within the site, monitors all quality control reports and ensures that aggressive action is taken to identify and correct deficiencies
  • Performs Flight Director duties as required
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Directs and oversees 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.
  • Coordinates resupply and repair logistics activities for the Aerostat electronics subsystems.
  • 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:
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 supervisory work experience.
  • You have Aerostat systems operating knowledge. 5-years preferred in at least one of the following systems: RAID / PGSS / PTDS / PSST-M / PSST-L.
  • You are able to attain and maintain certifications as assigned.
  • 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.
 
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.
 
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