Peraton Corporation

  • Machinery Maintenance Mechanic

    Job Locations US-TX-Marfa
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/30/2018 1:03 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
    Public Trust
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Machinery Maintenance Mechanic in Marfa, Texas!  This person applies advanced technical knowledge and experience to the overall aerostat system operations and maintenance that may not be accomplished solely by reference to manufacturer's manuals or similar TARS O&M documentation.



    • Operates the aerostat launch/recovery control systems including their back-up systems.
    • Directs and performs corrective and preventive activities on the aerostat pressure and control subsystems, power subsystems, mechanical and hydraulic subsystems, aerostat hardware and rigging, tether subsystem, and aerostat envelope.
    • Performs operation and maintenance of enclosed mooring system and winch vehicles, site power generators, standard motor vehicles, special man lift vehicles, and forklifts.
    • May be assigned Vehicle Maintenance Officer (VMO) duties.
    • Directs and performs aerostat system preflight and post-flight checks and aerostat system inspections as required.
    • Directs and performs operations and maintenance of compressed-gas equipment, including helium transfers to the aerostat for inflation and replenishment purposes.
    • Directs and performs maintenance on aerostat engine generator sets.
    • Coordinates all resupply and repair logistics activities for aerostat and mechanical subsystems.
    • Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat system procedures and on the proper operation of all aerostat special purpose vehicles (e.g., 90-150 foot Hi-Rangers, self-propelled aerial platforms, forklifts).
    • May be assigned Quality Control duties as required.
    • Directs and performs corrosion control and site facilities maintenance.
    • Functions as a key member of the flight crew for inflation, deflation, launch, recovery, and in-flight activities.
    • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.



    • Schematics, comprehensive mechanical tool kits. Mechanical, automotive and tool equipment. Personal computer, printer, and other general office equipment.


    • Exterior and interior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather.
    • Candidates must be willing and able to work various work shifts as assigned.


    • 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.




    • High school or GED Diploma required.
    • Certifications must be attained/maintained as assigned.
    • Successfully completed Background Investigation with a Favorable Suitability Determination preferred.


    • 5 years' mechanical maintenance experience. Certified mechanic preferred. Valid Valid U.S. Driver’s license required.
    • Must be able to understand, speak, read and write English fluently.
    • Proof of U.S. residency required.


    • 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.

    About Peraton

    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. 

    EEO Statement

    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.


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