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Mechanical Technician (NASA Balloons)

Full Time
Palestine, TX 75803
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Job description
Peraton is seeking a Technician for the Palestine, TX location , on the NASA Balloon Operations Contract . Under direct supervision, performs basic and routine work in areas of fabrication, installation and testing of mechanical systems or su b -systems. Assists senior technicians or engineers in the rigging functions to support the launch of scientific balloons and payloads.

Assists in fabrication, installation and testing of mechanical units, systems, sub-systems or models from specific drawings and schematic diagrams. Operates standard test equipment and instruments. Records data. Performs preventative maintenance of light vehicles and equipment, documents and files records for same. Operates applicable equipment and performs functions to assist with the launch and recovery of scientific payloads and balloons. Supports field operations which could require travel for periods up to eight weeks or more several times a year both in the United States and overseas.

Required Experience:
High School diploma or GED certificate, 3 years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
Travel to remote locations outside the United States is required.
Special Requirements – Ability to pass the RPSC physical (medical) requirements to work in Antarctica.
Knowledge/experience with stick and heli-arc welding desired. Knowledge with Machine Shop tools and machines desired. Knowledge/experience with forklift and heavy equipment operation desired. Knowledge of methods and techniques involved with assembly and testing of mechanical hardware. Knowledge of basic mechanical theory and application.
Skill in use of hand and power tools, especially industrial sewing machine desired. Skill in the use of mechanical test equipment, i.e. pressure gauges, load cells and scales.

Desired Experience:
Certifications/License – Must possess or have the ability to acquire a Class A License with HazMat endorsements.
Ability to perform and document preventative maintenance on light equipment. Ability to perform strenuous physical activities, i.e. recurrent waling, bending, climbing and lifting 50 pounds or more. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to establish working relations with associates.
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

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