Yuma Operator/Trainer

at TCOM, L.P. in Columbia, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Maintain the mechanical, electrical, or aerostat equipment on the aerostat system and site including spares, test equipment and support equipment. This can include structural, hydraulic, electronic, electrical or aerostat equipment.  Participate in the overall operation of the aerostat system including launch, in-flight, recovery and moored activities. Support training and testing activities including hands-on training instructions. Possess a diverse range of skills with the ability to quickly adapt to new systems. Guide and assist lower classified personnel in the performance of their duties.


This is to announce a job posting for the Operator/Hands On Trainer position within our Integrated Logistics Support department supporting the PSS-T program. This position is based in Yuma, AZ.


Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Perform a wide range of technician tasks to include using standard mechanical and electrical hand tools, mechanical disassembly/assembly, wiring, soldering, operating standard and unique test equipment, fabricating aerostat lines, repairing aerostat fabric and handling high-pressure gases
  • Develop and train lower classified employees as required
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair mechanical structures, aerostat structures, hydraulic systems, fiber optic components, avionics and electrical components
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair ground systems such as generators, communication and weather systems
  • 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)
  • Read and understand schematics, technical drawings and engineering data and reports
  • Maintain and understand site documentation such as parts request forms, equipment condition tags, time cards, and flight data and maintenance logs
  • Calibrate all site and test equipment as required
  • Operate general purpose and special purpose vehicles to include man lift operations to heights of 150 feet
  • Instruct students during hands-on portions of training programs.
  • Execute test steps and collect results.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of formal technical training (via military or civilian technical schools) is required
  • Bachelors of Science degree in any technical discipline can be substituted for Experience Requirement
  • Must possess 2 years of industry experience in one of the following:

    • Electrical Maintenance with qualification at the 20 series or greater level from Army MOS.
    • IT with qualifications at the 20 series or greater level from Army MOS or other military branch equivalent or industry occupational specialties as a Network Installation or CISCO Network Administrator
    • Mechanical Maintenance with qualifications at the 20 series or greater level from Army MOS or other military branch equivalent or industry occupational specialties as a National Institute for ASE Certified Truck Mechanic or FAA General Mechanic 1 or greater
  • Must have 2 years of previous aerostat experience
  • Must be willing and able to travel for extended periods of time
  • DoD Secret Clearance required


Job Details




7115 Thomas Edison Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046
United States

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Job Posting: 4329109

Posted On: Jun 03, 2021

Updated On: Jul 03, 2021