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TARS - Site Laborer

Company: Avantus
Location: Rio Grande City
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers.Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus' offerings enable services at scale, including: cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, transformation and advisory services and more.Avantus Federal is seeking an experienced Site Laborerwith specific experience in supporting line handling operations to support the DHS Customs & Border Protection Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) program. The TARS program leverages aerostat systems to provide persistent surveillance and detection capabilities, to the U.S. Government customer across eight (8) different operational sites along the US Southern border in multiple locations including Puerto Rico, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.The successful candidate will have experience managing aerostat flight operations on platforms similar in size to the TARS aerostats. You will be part of a comprehensive flight crew activity supporting aerostat pre-launch, launch, ascent, transition, station keeping, and recovery. Secondary responsibilities will include performing recurring equipment maintenance on aerostat and radar systems, as well as support functions related to site operations (such as security, landscaping, and logistical functions. A summary of responsibilities are as follows:Flight Crew Member (pre/post flight, launch/recovery, helium toppings, snubbing, inflations/ deflations, tether inspections, proficiency in all emergency procedures for both moored and airborne flight aerostat operations)Under supervision, perform corrective and preventive maintenance activities on the aerostat pressure control subsystems, power subsystems, mechanical and hydraulic subsystems, aerostat hardware and rigging, tether subsystem, and aerostat envelope.May require supervision to perform operation and maintenance of enclosed mooring system and winch vehicles, site power generators, stand motor vehicles, special man-lift vehicles, and forklifts.Assists with all aerostat system pre-flight and post-flight checks and aerostat system inspections as required.Assists with operations and maintenance of compressed-gas equipment, including helium transfers to the aerostat for inflation and replenishment purposes.Performs corrosion control and site facilities maintenance.Operate general purpose and special purpose vehicles to include man lift operations to heights of 150 feetWorks in exterior and interior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather.Perform other duties and responsibilities as assignedSecondary Duties include:Maintain and understand site documentation such as parts request forms, equipment condition tags, timecards, and flight data and maintenance logsCoordinates resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat subsystems.Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat subsystem procedures.Supports all security, logistics, and site-specific requirements as directed when not in conflict with primary electrical maintenance responsibilities.GED or High School Diploma.3 Years' experience in mechanical maintenance. Associate and Bachelor of Science degree in any technical discipline can be substituted for years' experienceAbility to obtain flight operator certificationValid U.S. Driver's license required.Must be able to understand, speak, read, and write English fluently.Must be willing to work in a 24/7 shift scenario and be assigned to various shifts as required to meet mission requirements.Proof of U.S. residency required.Prior Aerostat Operator experience of any size Aerostat. Must pass the Aerostat basic training course for continued employment.Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity workplace and a Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by requesting an accommodations application. Avantus encourages members of historically underrepresented communities to apply and hires individuals solely based on their qualifications for the role. We strongly commit to embracing diversity and ensuring equal employment opportunities for all.

Keywords: Avantus, Mission , TARS - Site Laborer, Other , Rio Grande City, Texas

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