The Spaceport Ground Safety Officer (GSO) leads the safety program during launch preparation and operations and is responsible for all aspects of ground safety. The GSO develops, implements, monitors and manages safety programs, policies and procedures to ensure the company complies with all regulations, site requirements, and best practices during any deployed operation. The GSO is responsible for maintaining a safe range by reviewing and/or controlling access to hazardous areas, and monitoring surveillance radar and monitoring closed circuit television cameras to maintain positive control over the launch area. This includes approving all launch vehicle procedures 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.
Previous experience as a ground safety officer or work in a related safety program.
Make informed decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgement to ensure safe operaitons in a real world situation
Experience working with federal agencies, such as FAA, US Coast Guard, and DoD
Familiarity with radio/communications operations and electrical/fuels/mechanical systems operations.
Demonstrated ability to recognize safety risks and hazards and implement effective ways to mitigate.
Ability to function in multi-disciplinary environment with dynamic team during launch operations.
Capable of managing multiple tasks and successfully completing assignments with little or no supervision.
Well developed time management skills and willingness to work extended hours/days during launch operations.
About US Commercial Spaceport
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.