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Personnel Parachute Specialist

Job ID R1462
Job Location MCB Quantico, VA
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Personnel Parachute Specialist provides technical, acquisition support, and life-cycle logistics support services for Air and Amphibious Systems (Air-Amphib). This positon provides materiel solutions that enable reconnaissance Marines to gain clandestine access to the battle space via littorals, collects subsurface hydrographic data, conducts amphibious reconnaissance, and shapes the battle space for follow-on landing teams. This position does require travel.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Conducts market research and assessing the potential for integration of new technology into USMC parachuting and air delivery programs.

Coordinates, executes and drafts summary reports for testing of new parachute and air delivery equipment.

Drafts, reviews and provides recommendations for test plans.

Serves as a test parachutist for an estimated twenty test jumps per year.

Conducts physical configuration audits on parachute and air delivery systems.

Drafts new and updating existing drawings.

Reviews and makes recommendations for safety assessments.

Drafts, reviews, and edits engineering change proposals.

Investigates and drafts reports on parachute and air delivery equipment malfunctions.

Drafts and reviews plans, provides recommendations for and participates in supportability demonstrations. Performs validation and verification of technical manuals and modifies fielded assets.

Performs support fielding and acceptance of initial issue equipment to the operational forces to Include new equipment training and technical support, technical issue resolution with manufactures and development of new equipment technical manuals.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor’s degree preferred

Formally trained and qualified at an approved U.S. military parachute rigger school, as a USMC 0451, Army 92R, or Navy PR

Formally trained and qualified at US Army Airborne Course, USMC Multi-Mission Parachutist Course

Formally trained and qualified as a PHAOS O2 technician

Formally trained and qualified at the US Army Static Line Jump Master Course

Formally trained and qualified as a USASOC Military Free Fall Jump Master

Experienced in military curriculum development

Formally trained and qualified as a Free Fall Videographer


Possesses and maintains a Federal Aviation Administration approved Master Parachute Rigger Certification / Rating

Maintain medical clearance to participate in military free fall (MFF) operations and testing

Possesses a United States Parachuting Association “C” Parachutist License


Operational knowledge of parachutes and parachute descent

Expert knowledge of parachute rigging and testing

Required knowledge of tools and instruments includes rigging tools, powered tools, workshop tools, skydiving rigs, cameras and other test equipment

Demonstrated knowledge of basic financial / budgetary principles and reporting methods with ability to evaluate and recommend cost-effective measures

Ability to work independently in analyzing data and accurately applying business metrics

Exceptional customer service skills with ability to receive and provide information with clarity, courtesy and tact

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to create effective presentations

Ability to work effectively with others to achieve goals and to serve as a liaison with both internal / external customers

Ability to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems and satisfy expectations

Ability to organize work, set priorities, and handle multiple projects

Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Windows / Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

Ability to work independently or in a team environment with flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office or field environment. Regularly required to sit, speak and hear. Frequently required to walk. Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Able to withstand the rigors of inclement weather to include extreme heat and cold. May be required to carry up to 40 pounds of training equipment. Exposed to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Capable of walking long distances over broken ground and may have to remain standing for extended periods of time in order to support training on range operations. Capable of climbing up/down on a variety of military and armored vehicle platforms.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!