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TRAX Internation Parachute Rigger IV **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** in Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona


Job Code:2021:0402-105

Location:Yuma Proving Ground, AZ

FT/PT Status:Full Time

Business Sector:Test Range Operations

Job Description

Unpacks, examines, assembles, and packs cargo, extraction, and personnel parachutes. Follows standard procedures in performing basic packing tasks such as visually examining/inspecting the fabric and all equipment of the parachutes for serviceability, stowing canopy, and suspension lines, installing reefing lines and cutters, and folding and packing various complex parachute assemblies. Reads and understands diagrams and instructions from technical manuals and manufacturer’s instructions. Performs technical, routine, and in-storage rigger-type inspections on cargo, extraction, and personnel parachutes as well as other airdrop equipment before, during, and/or after each use. Performs general support maintenance on all parachutes, textile components, and other airdrop equipment. Examines, inspects, adjusts, and aligns mechanical components to rigid specifications, and assemble and link numerous subsystems, requiring a knowledge of how those assemblies inter-join, and the ability to perform numerous precision procedures. Examines/inspects, tests, and installs extraction and release systems. Uses and maintains machines and tools for fabrication, modification and repair of parachutes, and other airdrop equipment. Possesses a basic understanding of mechanical systems and the ability to apply that knowledge in assembling, testing, and connecting those components properly. Directs and provide guidance to small teams working within Air Delivery. Performs rigging, handling, and transporting of Hazardous and explosives. Performs Statics line jumps (Ft. Benning certified) for Test and Training if qualified. Performs High altitude low opening and high altitude high opening jumps with certification from the Military Freefall School if qualified (HALO Qualified). Performs duties as Drop Zone Safety Officer if qualified. Performs as a member of flight crew to assist in dispatching test items in flight. Perform other duties as required to complete the assigned mission. This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Pay Rate: $33.84Education/Licenses/Certifications/Experience Requirements:• Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.• Must possess an FAA Senior Rigger Certification.• Must be an experienced military rigger (minimum 4 years of experience) Army certified parachute rigger by the Quartermaster Center, Ft. Lee, VA. • Must have a minimum one (1) year experience in an Army test environment. Job Skills Requirements:• Must have an understanding of and perform loading and unloading of aircraft. • Must be able to perform horizontal and vertical center of balance of gravity tests for rigging and loading aircraft. Physical Requirements:• Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and Class 2 flight physical and periodic retests.• Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work tasks assigned.• Must be capable of working in extreme weather conditions including summer temperatures peaking around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.• Must be capable of lifting 100lbs unassisted.• Must be capable of frequent squatting, crouching, and stooping.Must be able to obtain a current High Altitude Physiological (HAP) card, and maintain currency.• Must meet the physical requirements necessary to perform operations outlined, performed, and stated in the SOPs for Air Delivery.Job Requirements:• Must possess a valid driver's license, without special restrictions.• Must have dependable transportation and a dependable means of communication.• Must be able speak, write, read, and understand English.• Must have a well-mannered customer service attitude.• Must be willing to cross-train in other areas.• Must use “down-time” effectively to the benefit of test, self, and company.• Must be punctual, responsible, and dependable.• Must demonstrate motivation, initiative, and reliability.• Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to adjust to new or changing instructions.• Must have a demonstrated ability to follow instructions and company policy.• Must be able to deliver quality products to the customer and be responsive to their needs.• Must be safety and security conscious, complying with rules and policies.• Must be able to work both as part of a team and independently.Additional Desired Qualifications:• Knowledge of military testing and non-standard rigging.• Rigger/ Supply/ Trades Helpers, RSS TNG AD-001.• Military static line jump qualified.• Military static line Jumpmaster qualified.• Military Free Fall qualified.• Military Free Fall Jumpmaster qualified.• Able to maintain jump status in accordance with FM-220.Terms of Employment & Eligibility Requirements:• Must be a U.S. Citizen and not hold multiple citizenships.• Must possess or be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.• Must be a current TRAX employee or affiliate subcontractor for internal postings.*Relevance of experience to be determined by the hiring manager.

Closing Date: August 2, 2021

Other Job Information (if applicable)

•TRAX International, Test Services Division, participates in E-Verify.•TRAX is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.•TRAX Test Services promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing, as per applicable State Laws.•Must be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.

TRAX Test Services also encompasses affiliate subcontracts. All positions with TRAX can always be transferred to one of the subcontracts.