This position plays an important role within the Airship crew. It includes ship handling, standing watch, assisting in airship and vehicle ground support, and driving ground vehicles. All crew is responsible for public relations with passengers, customers, and media contacts. The individual in this role will also help build, repair and maintain airship parts in the area of avionics, electronics (day/night sign), and television and computer technology. He/she will operate and design graphics and video animation for the day/night sign. In addition, he/she will set-up, troubleshoot, and operate TV equipment, performing duties as directed by management as required.


Primary Responsibilities

-Participates as a crew member. This includes assisting in the safe handling of the airship and passengers. Also includes driving ground service equipment (GSE) bus, trucks, service van and car (CDL preferred). Tends airship (pressure watch) in rotation in order to maintain a safe masting condition, including: security, proper trim, pressure and ballasting and cleanliness of both airship and GSE.

-Work independently with communications and navigation equipment, radar, power generation, electrical systems, and all wiring systems in the airship. Will also assist with all wiring and electrical systems in the ground equipment. This includes all electrical work, up to needing a licensed electrician. Troubleshooting is a major part of the work.
Ensure proper operation of day and night signs. Repair, replace and install sign hardware as needed. Program text and animation programs for airship aerial signs. Participate in problem solving and help with recommendations and implementation of upgrades for both hardware and software.

-Participate in the scheduling and unpacking, assembling, dismantling, and adjusting all equipment at telecast site. Set up receive sites and operate receiver equipment. Operate the camera and microwave equipment during network television productions. Assist in frequency and microwave coordination for TV events.

-Participates in public affairs aspects of the assignment, which includes interactions with VIP’s, media, and the general public, and answering questions and providing information that reflects the company in a positive and favorable manner.

-Assist the crew as necessary to assure safe operation of the airship and success at events.

Experience / Skills

Required Education and Experience

-High school degree or equivalent required. 2-year relevant technical degree desired.
-Ability to obtain FCC general license (GROL) within 6 months of employment.
-Ability to obtain CDL.
-Current/valid operator’s license.
-Previously demonstrated related experience in electronics or radio, or TV broadcast or avionics, or computer technology.
Previous relevant experience in computer graphics.
-Technical background (mechanical, electronics, avionics, TV broadcast, computer technology).
-Technical reading and writing.
-Knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings and blueprints, and the ability to work with the tools associated with it.
-Above-average computer skills, including Microsoft Office and computer graphics software.
-Other HS&E training as required by Goodyear.
-Good interpersonal and communications skills.
-Maintain current knowledge of all FAA, Goodyear and other regulatory requirements, advisories, publications and policies as required.
-Experience with Garmin technology is desired.
-Experience with a glass cockpit is desired.
-Electronic Technician certification desired.
-Airframe license desired.
-Commercial Driver License desired.
-General Radio Telephone License (FCC) desired.