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Job Descriptions: Alabama

Production Foreman

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Marathon Targets designs, manufactures, and operates autonomous robotic target systems to provide the most realistic live fire training in the world. The targets address a fundamental training gap: the first time shooters fire live ammunition at a realistic moving target is in a firefight.

Marathon is the market leader in robotic targetry and is dedicated to providing the most realistic training possible to help the military be best prepared for future operations.

Marathon is a relatively small dynamic company with a tight knit group of employees who take pride in their ability to have an immediate impact on increasing warfighter performance.

Job Overview

The Production Foreman will report to a Production Engineer at our Alabama Robotics Technology Park location in Huntsville, AL.

Work will include oversight of our production facilities, management of warehouse inventory, processing of incoming and outgoing shipments, assembly/testing of new parts and training and management of production staff. All processes will be performed according to internally developed procedures and utilization of stock management and workflow software tools (ERP).

Hours will be a standard 40hr week with flexible start and finish times each day to match shipping schedules or conference calls with OCONUS team members.

Prior Experience

The following experience is desirable for this position:

  • Prior work on the tools in mechanical & electrical workshop environments.
  • Prior work in maintaining inventory – either warehouse stock or workshop consumables.
  • Proven ability to follow set procedures in a production environment.

Desired Skills

The Production Foreman should have some of the following skills & attributes:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A quality-oriented mindset.
  • High motivation – be a go getter!
  • Ability to take instruction remotely and then work independently.
  • High problem solving skills.
  • A high mechanical & electrical aptitude.
  • Confidence working with a variety of hand-held and stationary power tools.
  • Experience with low voltage electrical debugging.
  • A high comfort level with computer systems.

Please submit your resume with a description of how your skills fit the position description above. Applications should be sent to job1021@marathon-targets.com.


Job Descriptions: North Carolina

Field Service Representative

Location: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA

Marathon Targets designs, manufactures, and operates autonomous robotic target systems to provide the most realistic live fire training in the world. The targets address a fundamental training gap: the first time shooters fire live ammunition at a realistic moving target is in a firefight.

The role involves operating and maintaining the robotic targets in support of training.

Primary tasks include:

  • Setup in preparation for training:
    • Discussing training with instructors, translating trainers’ intent into software scenarios which the robots can execute.
    • Moving targets to the training location.
    • Range setup: setting up communications equipment, surveying the range, clearing robot running areas of large debris.
  • Operation of the robots during training:
    • Running the targets and monitoring their state through the robot-control software.
    • Adapting the targets’ behaviour on-the-spot according to progress of trainees and real-time directions from instructors.
  • Post-training activities:
    • Target maintenance and charging.
    • Reporting on training activities and target usage.
    • Liaising with Marathon head office to facilitate improvements based on actual usage.
  • Other:
    • Educating military personnel on the targets’ capabilities and limitations.

Prior Experience

This role does not require any specific technical expertise, however a technical mindset and the ability to troubleshoot is essential.

We will provide training in the particulars of operation/maintenance of the system.

Desired Skills

The following skills/attributes are desirable:

  • Prior service within the US DoD, preferably Marine Corps.
  • Confidence operating computers.
  • A high mechanical aptitude and some basic experience with electrical debugging.
  • Ability to work in the field and a willingness to get hands dirty. Must be physically able to move around on large training ranges for long durations.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • High motivation — a go getter!
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and changing plans.
  • A willingness to occasionally work long hours and at night.
  • Holder of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel interstate.

Training

The chosen candidate will undergo hands-on training alongside a Marathon Field Service Representative. Once the candidate is deemed competent, they will begin to run operations independently.

Terms

The positions will be full time.

We are a growing company which is changing the way people train. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative to be part of the team.

Please submit your CV with a description of how your skills fit the position description above. Applications should be sent to job1009@marathon-targets.com.