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About Marathon

Marathon Targets designs, manufactures, and operates autonomous robotic target systems to provide the most realistic live fire training in the world. The robots 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.


Field Service Representative in California, USA

Locations:

  • Camp Pendleton, California, USA

Job Overview

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:

  • For Camp Pendleton: job1023@marathon-targets-com
  • For 29 Palms: job1029@marathon-targets.com

Field Service Representative in Hawaii, USA

Locations:

  • O’ahu, Hawaii, USA

Job Overview

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 job1028@marathon-targets.com.


Robot Technician in Huntsville, AL, USA

Locations:

  • Huntsville, AL, USA

Job Overview

The Robot Technician will work in our Huntsville Manufacturing and Spares/Support Facility.

Work will include repair of active fleet Robotic Target inventory, debug and repair of sub-component parts returned from the field, assembly/testing of new parts, assistance with R&D projects for new robot types, and assistance on our production line during production runs. There may also be occasional trips to the field to assist in running robots on the range.

Hours will be a standard 40hr week with flexible start and finish times each day to match shipping schedules or late conference calls with the Engineering team in Australia. 

Prior Experience

The following experience is desirable for this position:

  • Prior work on the tools in an electro-mechanical environment.
  • US military service is a bonus.

Desired Skills

The Robot Technician should have some of the following skills & attributes:

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

Please submit your CV with a description of how your skills fit the position description above to job1030@marathon-targets.com.