Aurora Launch Services (ALS): Aurora Launch Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, established to provide low cost, highly reliable launch services on a contract basis to both government and commercial space launch customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, co-located with Alaska Aerospace.
Position Description: The Ground Safety Officer (GSO) leads the safety program during launch preparation and operations and is responsible for all aspects of ground safety to include personnel. The GSO develops, implements, monitors and manages safety programs, policies and procedures to help ensure the company complies with all regulations, site requirements, and best practices during any deployed operation.
The GSO plays a key role in ensuring 100% Mission Success through the rigorous application of industry standards and personnel management of the Aurora Launch Services team to support the customer’s specific mission requirements in a safe and orderly fashion.
Responsibilities: The GSO is responsible for maintaining a safe range on the ground by reviewing and/or controlling access to hazardous areas, and monitoring surveillance radar and monitoring closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) to maintain positive control over the launch area. This role includes reviewing and approving all launch vehicle procedures that are considered to be hazardous, such as motor lifting or ground handling operations, ordnance checkout and installation, or any electrical items relating to firing circuits, squibs or explosive devices.
During a launch campaign, the GSO provides advisories to the Range Control Officer and mission team on safety issues that will affect the launch complex. This person is also responsible to ensure timely safety inspections are conducted when Aurora Launch Services personnel are engaged in support activities.
The GSO participates in evaluations of all operations and maintenance activities conducted by Aurora Launch Services personnel when deployed to launch facilities. The GSO is responsible to ensure the accuracy of documentation for spaceport launch team operations and participates in post launch analyses of team performance or issues. The GSO has final authority for ground safety activities.
As a minimum, the GSO must:
The position is a Part-Time position with varying work schedules depending on the location and duration of customer launch campaigns. Travel and working at spaceports worldwide can be expected.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Aurora Launch Services to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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