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Aircrew Life Support Technician

Description:
The Aircrew Life Support Technician (ALST) is an integral part of the company Safety Team, reporting to the Director of Safety.  The technician will be the company expert on life support equipment and techniques, working closely with aircrew to ensure that they are trained and proficient in the use of parachutes, helmets, masks, oxygen systems, flotation gear, survival kits, egress and survival methods, and emergency equipment aboard their assigned aircraft.  The technician will ensure the proper condition of equipment through a series of routinely scheduled and no-notice inspections and will ensure that faulty equipment is serviced or removed from duty.  As with other members of the safety team, the technician will routinely serve as the “on-call” incident response officer for time-sensitive safety issues, on a rotating basis, and will also serve as a key member of the emergency response capability.  Occasional domestic and international travel may be required in support of flight operations.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Serve as the expert for life support equipment and methods, providing support to aircrew and managers for flight operations out of Nagoya, Moses Lake, and deployed locations.
  • Work closely with aircrew to ensure that they are trained and proficient in the use of parachutes, helmets, masks, oxygen systems, flotation gear, survival kits, egress and survival methods, and emergency equipment aboard their assigned aircraft.
  • Ensure the proper condition of equipment through a series of routinely scheduled and no-notice inspections and ensure that faulty equipment is clearly labeled and either serviced or removed from duty.
  • Coordinate the purchase of and then servicing of all aircrew life support equipment, to include aircraft oxygen systems, or coordinate and closely supervise the quality of such services if provided by qualifying contractors.
  • Develop courseware, provide instruction, track training currency, and print completion certificates for initial and recurrent training by aircrew in the area of life support equipment, to include self-inspections and equipment care, aircraft emergency equipment, aircraft egress, off-airfield landings, ditching, survival, and parachuting.
  • Maintain documentation tracking the inspections and condition of life support equipment on the aircraft, in storage areas, and in personal possession by aircrew.
  • Repair fabric and rubber components, including protective clothing, thermal radiation barriers, flotation equipment, and various parachutes.
  • Evaluate problems and determines the feasibility of repair or replacement related to inspecting and repairing fabric, rubber equipment, and parachutes. Evaluate work orders for fabrication of authorized items.​
  • Install and remove aircraft-installed life support equipment. Use various types of test equipment such as altimeters, oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on life support equipment.
  • Contribute articles to the newsletter of the safety team, for dissemination throughout company.
  • Work shifts as the “on-call” safety representative for time-sensitive safety issues, to include occasionally being on-call after normal business hours.
  • Assist the safety team as they perform event investigations and respond to reported safety concerns by using expertise of life support equipment and related areas of knowledge to determine causes and potential mitigations for hazards.
  • Participate in annual budget and requirements development process for the safety team.


 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • At least 2-year’s experience working directly in the maintenance and servicing of aircrew parachutes, helmets and oxygen masks.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Current driver's license.
  • Current civilian passport or ability to obtain passport.
  • Ability to pass drug screening test and background check.
  • Respectful of other national and professional cultures and possessing a willingness to learn about other cultures.
  • Ability to use computers and associated software programs, such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Eagerness and ability to quickly learn new concepts and technologies.
  • Ability to integrate smoothly into a fast-paced technological environment while remaining calm in situations where others may be overwhelmed.
  • Ability to field and prioritize a multitude of near simultaneous request from different members of a team while remaining courteous, positive, and effective.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for presenting safety and technical information.
  • Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural sensitivity to work effectively with all levels of an international organization.
  • Ability and willingness to respectfully assert safety requirements.

 
COMPETITIVE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
All of the basic qualifications, plus the following:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Human Factors, Risk Management, Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautics, or a related field.
  • At least 4-year’s experience working directly in the maintenance and servicing of aircrew parachutes and helmets and oxygen masks.
  • At least 2-year’s experience teaching life support or aircraft emergency equipment or aircraft egress or parachuting or survival.

 
HIGHLY COMPETITIVE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
All of the basic and competitive qualifications, plus the following:
 
  • Former U.S. Air Force 7 level, or DoD equivalent, in the 1T071 or 1POX1 career field Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialist), or equivalent.
  • Experience using the Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS) or other similar taxonomy to investigate causal and contributing factors associated with safety hazards and human performance.
  • Experience assisting accident and incident investigations in the area of aircrew life support equipment.
  • Experience working in Ground Safety (Aircraft Ground Damage Management and Reduction) and/or Aircraft Maintenance Safety and/or Health and Safety (OSHA & Injury Management and Reduction) in an aviation setting.
  • Experience working in a flight test environment.

 
Job Number: 1910103107
Job Location: Moses Lake, WA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/31/2019
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 300 E JOHN CARPENTER FWY STE 700
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T0000033k2xQAA&URLSource=cjhunter

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