AeroVironment Field Service Rep Mechanic II in Arlington, Virginia
For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.
If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.
Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human-powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near-space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.
While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose — to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.
Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future-defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
The Field Service Representative Mechanic II maintains the Jump20 in the field as a Jump20 Mechanic (Mech). Duties will primarily take place in deployed conditions. In this role, one ensures all Jump20 flight and ground operations follow established procedures and are conducted safely. The FSR MECH II works in conjunction with Flight Operations Managers, Mechanic Leads, Site Leads, and other Field Operations Supervisors/Managers under the Sr. Director of Field Operations.
Conducts maintenance on the Jump20 aircraft.
Ensures all system flight and ground operations follow established procedures and are conducted safely.
Conducts all necessary equipment, and material inventories.
Immediately advises supervisors, customer representatives, and controlling authorities of any changes affecting the planned flight operations.
Maintains proper operational status of Jump20 and supporting operational systems.
Maintains proper currencies for flight and maintenance-related tasks and Annual Qualification Exams.
Continually re-evaluates risk assessments & take appropriate actions to mitigate any elevated risk levels.
Completes all documentation required for flight operations, equipment operational status, data collection, and post-flight procedures.
Captures critical information for input into after-action reports and lessons learned databases.
Learns to use professional concepts. Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues.
Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations.
Other duties as assigned.
Deployment rotations are typically a combination of 4 months onsite with 2 months offsite or 3 months onsite with 3 months offsite.
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
High School diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Currently or previously qualified as a Jump20 aircraft Mechanic.
2-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of experience and education in the Jump20 or similar aircraft.
Prior military experience or equivalent training experience in an aircraft / aerospace manufacturing firm.
Demonstrated understanding of military tactics, operations, GPS, and Navigation utilizing map and compass
Experienced interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, blueprint or sketches.
Demonstrated computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel) and proficiency with productivity tools.
Employment is contingent upon meeting all medical requirements for overseas assignment.
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a US Passport.
Because of various out-of-area training/maintenance requirements, must be available on both short and long-term deployments away from home, both CONUS and OCONUS consisting of up to 100% travel.
Active SECRET or TS Clearance level
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Prior military instructor/Special Operations experience highly desirable.
Prefer Special Forces, SEAL, Special Tactics, Ranger, Force Recon / MARSOC, Scout, Forward Observer, TACP, or Aviation backgrounds.
Demonstrates strong analytical skills with which to solve various degrees of complex problems.
Works well with little or no supervision and exercise independent judgment on a regular basis.
Demonstrates strong communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. Works well with others across disciplines.
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests.
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives.
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products.
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company.
Lift and/or move between 11-20 lbs. of cases of varying size (Frequent).
Lift up to 50 pounds as well as objects of varying sizes for shipment to & set up at various customer training sites (Occasional).
Able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and traverse across uneven ground and varying terrain (Constant).
Stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Frequent).
Balancing, handling, fine manipulation and grasping (Frequent).
Good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble product (Frequent).
Crouching, reaching and keying (Frequent).
Climbing, stooping, kneeling, feeling, overhead lifting (Occasional).
Accustomed to isolation and is expected to work long irregular hours, weekends and holidays and in difficult situations, environments and watches.
Ability to speak, read, and write in English
Able to pass medical screening, background investigation and drug test.
COVID Vaccine Statement
AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment’s commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits .
We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.
Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.