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Employer: Raven Industries
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: Full Time

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Raven was established in 1956. Today, Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Employing approximately 900 team members, Raven is represented by three business segments, each with unique customers, products, and markets served:

  • Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to helping feed the world through precision agriculture equipment.

  • Raven Aerostar is dedicated to protecting and connecting the world through aerospace platforms, surveillance technology, and specialty sewn products.

  • Raven Engineered Films is dedicated to providing high-quality polymer films and sheeting that protect Earth’s resources and preserve asset value.

Raven aggressively competes on four Dimensions of Competition: Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance. Deeply connected to our culture and values, Raven’s four Dimensions of Competition are the foundation on which we separate our company from our competition. Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance are woven into how we do business, shaping Raven’s culture and setting us apart. These are not initiatives that come and go; they are enduring values — and a testament to our commitment to continual improvement.

Position Overview

Build your career at a technology-driven company dedicated to Solving Great Challenges. At Raven, we engineer ground-breaking technologies in the areas of communications, safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. Grounded in a common sense approach to an ever-changing world, Raven is powered by the people who boldly mix drive, courage, integrity, and innovation into the focused ability to solve great challenges. Our strength as a company has always been our desire and drive to Solve Great Challenges, and our culture is built on collaboration, creative thinking, and problem solving.

In this position, you will be responsible to conduct flight service activities in preparation of Lighter Than Air launch, recovery and post flight operations.

Essential functions include:

  • Perform flight operations activities per flight schedules and in collaboration with internal teams.

  • Ensure all processes and inspections are followed and compliant to requirements.

  • May perform duties associated with site safety, security, training, or maintenance control.

  • May complete necessary regulatory, agency, and internal documentations.

  • Utilize technical knowledge to solve problems.

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on systems and equipment.

  • Maintain adequate inventory of parts, supplies, and equipment for assigned shifts/flights/missions.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.

  • Write test plans, procedures, conduct test, and document results.

  • Learning, understanding, continuously improving, and promoting the division’s quality management system in accordance with ISO standards.

  • May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.

  • Demonstrates the Dimension of Competition and Raven Team Member Values in their daily actions.

Education and/or experience needed:
Minimum High school diploma or equivalent.
Higher education and/or experience in aviation or electrical/mechanical is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Active secret security clearance is desired or the ability to qualify for a secret clearance is required.
Experience with Lighter Than Air (LTA) systems is beneficial
Prior military experience is desired.
Basic problem analysis and problem solving techniques
High level of patience.
Ability to be flexible and multitask.
Ability to read blueprints and maintain accurate records.
Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
Travel is required, potentially up to 75% of time, both domestic and international.

Contact Information

Raven Industries
205 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Other Information

Category(s): Technical, Aviation
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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