Aerostat Operators – Classes

  • Full Time
  • OCONUS

OpalStaff

We have an upcoming class to support OCONUS operations in support of a U.S. Army Program.

Our first class, which will be onsite in Yuma, Arizona, will take place on April 15, 2024, and in Yuma, Arizona. Training classes are five weeks long. We have several openings in each class.

We are looking for individuals with a technical background who have been deployed or assigned (U.S. Military) to OCONUS locations worldwide with previous aerostat experience—specifically, candidates with mechanical, I.T., ISR, and electronic backgrounds. You must have a CURRENT ACTIVE DOD SECRET CLEARANCE to be considered for these roles.

PSS-T is a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program that provides integrated persistent surveillance, detection capabilities, and Full Motion Video (FMV) dissemination to Tactical Operation Centers (TOC).

Primary areas of responsibility:

· Operators/maintainers will participate in the overall hands-on operation of the aerostat system, including launch, in-flight, recovery, and moored activities.

· Candidates will perform all functions to operate the aerostat, an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform; its Mobile Mooring Platform (MMP), Sensor Payload(s), communications and navigation systems, as well as associated support equipment (Boom Lift, Forklift, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), and Electrical Power Generators).

Required Education/Experience:

· A high school diploma or equivalent, plus formal technical training (via military or civilian technical schools).

· A valid driver’s license.

Level 1 Operator requirements: Must check at least one box:

¨ Electronic Maintenance candidates with an in-depth background in radar, ISR, E.W., communication, avionics repair, and troubleshooting.

¨ ISR operators with in-depth airborne or ground data collection and dissemination background.

¨ Information technology candidates with Network Installation (BICSI or Network+ or Comp T Certification); The preferred qualifications for the I.T. position is certification as CCIE with fiber optic certification or industry occupational specialties as a CISCO Network Administrator.

¨ Mechanical Maintenance candidates with experience in repairing and troubleshooting diesel generators and vehicles, automotive engines, hydraulics, and aircraft mechanical backgrounds are highly desired.

Deployment Requirements:

· Candidates must be willing to work and live on U.S. Military Bases and at remote site locations with very sparse accommodations. Overseas locations will be near areas of potential conflicts/hostilities. Additionally, the candidate must meet all physical, medical, and other requirements for overseas deployment by current DOD regulations.

* U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

*CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS A VALID U.S. PASSPORT

* THE U.S. DOD SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED

*MUST BE WILLING TO BE VACCINATED PER DOD REQUIREMENTS

To apply for this job please visit opalstaff.com.