Aerostat Mechanical System Field Service Representative (FSR)

The Aerostat Mechanical System Field Service Representative (FSR) function is part of a specialized team providing critical support of aerostat flight operations. The Mechanical System FSR conducts troubleshooting of mechanical equipment and operational issues as well as specialized maintenance activities at all sites and hubs. The Mechanical System FSR recommends/performs actions and solutions and acts as the local on-site specialist of the aerostat and mooring systems and performs other duties as assigned.

The physical demands of this position and the operational requirements of the equipment can be substantial. Position often requires working in extreme temperatures, at heights greater than 15 feet, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, and working in confined spaces while wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This assignment supports rotations in the United States as well as OCONUS locations (to include austere environments). Individual will perform duties while living in these austere environments. Transfers between work locations and countries, as needed, to meet mission requirements.

Total compensation may vary upon rotation assignment. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Minimum 8 years of experience is allowed, in lieu of a degree.

Possesses expert system and/or component knowledge. Must have a minimum of 24 months hands-on aerostat operational and maintenance (O&M) experience.

Experience leading inflation/deflation of aerostats;

Experience with aerostat tether termination;
Experience supervising aerostat launch, recovery and flight of the aerostat and its related systems;
Experience in tear down and setup of aerostat operational sites;
Proficiency in the following areas of aerostat operations and troubleshooting:

  • flight
  • weather
  • pressurization
  • rigging
  • helium loading

O&M knowledge of acoustic and seismic ground sensors;

Knowledgeable of aerostat repair techniques;

Knowledgeable of record keeping requirements;

Familiar with Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

O&M experience with hydraulic systems;

O&M of mechanical equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • industrial generator sets
  • power distribution layout
  • grounding of systems
  • high lift vehicles
  • forklifts
  • winch systems
  • tether/cable handling systems
  • power switch gear
  • HVAC
  • cranes

O&M of electro-mechanical equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • hydraulic/servo valves
  • hydraulic actuators, control systems
  • test and diagnostic equipment (TMDE)

Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints and engineering drawings;

Proficient in computer/software operations, MS Office, Windows OS;

Current or active DoD Secret clearance required;

Ability to pass a pre-deployment physical exam and dental exam.

Desired skills

Experience with compressed gas systems;

Experience with AC/DC electrical;

Experience/certifications in lead soldering;

Working knowledge of Ethernet and IP-based systems;

Familiarity with military operations, acronyms, and military chain of command;

Effective oral and written communication skills;

Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and wiring diagrams;

O&M of electronic equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • EO/IR gimbaled camera systems
  • RF telemetry systems and payload comms
  • fiber optic transmission systems (analysis, splicing, termination, testing)
  • electrical and serial data cable terminations

“Bravura is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. We encourage Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Disabled applicants to apply.

Desired Skills:

Prior Aerostat Certification

Prior Aerostat Contract Team Lead

Hands-on experience with aerostat

Effective oral and written communication skills

O&M of mechanical equipment to include one or more of the following:

  • Aerial lift
  • Forklift
  • Industrial generator sets


Full benefits are offered.

Company Information:

Bravura is a rapidly growing Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) that provides professional and engineering services, technology solutions and product offerings to DoD, Federal Civilian agencies. Bravura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bravura does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (protected class) including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. These are positions that require a U.S. Citizenship.

Job Category: Systems
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Worldwide Locations
Education-Certifications: Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience: 4+

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