Peraton Corporation

  • Flight Director (Trainee)

    Job Locations US-AZ-Fort Huachuca
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/21/2018 9:13 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
    Public Trust
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Flight Director (Trainee) in Ft. Huachuca, AZ.  The individual trains 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.


    • Maintains current status of local weather conditions and weather trends as they influence mission support. 
    • Communicates with the TARS Control Center, Meteorological Forecast Facilities, and other Government agencies as appropriate. 
    • Makes significant event and data entries in the mission flight log. 
    • Prepares and maintains the flight system weight logs and the weight and balance records for the operational aerostat. 
    • Maintains cognizance of system performance 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.Keeps and provides reports of on-hand helium assets and helium usage.
    • Evaluates aerostat lift and purity trends.
    • Reports any unusual trends to management and recommends remedial action. 
    • Provides supervision for the flight operations and maintenance crew during assigned shift.May serve as the Site Manager in his/her absence.
    • Ensures that site security functions are accomplished and that any unusual security conditions are reported. Directs actions of security guards as necessary.
    • May perform duties associated with site safety, security, training, and maintenance control. 
    • Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems (i.e., those that typically cannot be solved solely by reference to manufacturers' manuals or similar documents) in working on electronic equipment. 
    • Examples of such problems include location and density of circuitry, electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and frequent engineering changes. 
    • Maintains a thorough understanding of digital design as relates to radar signal generators, MTI, IF receivers, clutter rejection, mixers, multipliers, low noise amplifiers, and digital displays. 
    • Exercises independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, tracing relationships in signal flow, and regularly using complex test instruments (e.g., dual trace oscilloscopes, Qmeters, deviation meters, pulse generators). 
    • Directs and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat telemetry 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. 
    • Directs and performs all aerostat electronic subsystem preflight and postflight checks and inspections as required. 
    • Coordinates resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat electronics subsystems.
    • Performs and directs activities to fulfill Civil Engineering site tasks related to electrical services and equipment. 
    • Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat electronic subsystem procedures.
    • May be assigned Quality Control duties as required. 
    • 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 assignments as required.




    • HS and  5+ years of  experience or AA and 4+ years of directly-realted progressively responsible TARS experience 
    • 5+ years of supervisory experience 
    • 5+ years of experience using Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) with the Capability  of generating reports as required.
    • Must have a valid U.S. Driver's License.
    • Must able to understand, read, write, and speak English fluently.


    • Ability to easily interact with internal and external customers.



    Personal computer, printer, and other general office equipment.

    Interior and exterior work environments, sometimes in inclement weather.
    Must be willing and able to work varying 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. Position also requires the ability to perform all launch and recovery operations. Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted.



    • 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 be able to show proof of citizenship and U.S. 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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