NMSU Logo
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Balloon Tech Mechanic,Spec
Position Classification Code: R5059
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Responsible for direct supervision mechanical technicians engaged in providing highly skilled technical support to NASA's Balloon Program which includes pre-flight, launch, flight and recovery operations. Supervises the operation, maintenance and repair of specialized equipment used in support of the balloon launch and recovery tasks.
Standard Duties:
Supervision of employees. Provides technical support and on the job training for subordinates. Responsible for guidance and safety during launch, flight and recovery ops. Monitors employees, co-ordinate with FAA, resolves real time recovery issues. Serves as interface between CSBF and NASA customers. Resolves mechanical issues between CSBF and scientist equipment. Maintain equipment and supplies. Performs inventory, generates PR's for expendables. Consults on Balloon Launch Plans with supervisors, scientists, etc. Provides logistical support and planning. Long term planning of balloon operations both domestic and international.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of methods and techniques involved with assembly and testing of mechanical hardware; basic mechanical theory and application
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, industrial sewing machine desired; use of mechanical test equipment, i.e. pressure gauges, load cells, and scales.
Ability to perform and document preventative maintenance on light equipment; acquire Class A License with HazMat Endorsements.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Ten (10) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-