Engineering Specialist - ERC (1853)
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Huntsville, AL 35806
The ERC Engineering Specialist will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) Weapons Development and Integration Directorate (WDI) located on Redstone Arsenal, AL neighboring Huntsville, AL.
The Engineering Specialist will provide an array of support for the research and development of propulsion technology.
Will provide technical support to engineers working in the area of propulsion testing.
Will work from schematics, diagrams, engineering drawings, written and verbal descriptions or defined plans to perform installation, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting functions on mechanical components and equipment.
Daily responsibilities include transporting hazardous materials; housekeeping at various facilities; data acquisition systems installation, checkout, troubleshooting; fabricating and setting up static test fixtures; installing propulsion systems in the static test fixtures; performing instrumentation calibration and test data checkouts.
May assist with data evaluation, interpretation, and documentation of different types of high performance missile propulsion systems including solid, liquid, air breathing, and electric propulsion system and/or different types of pyrotechnic and explosive systems which may include but are not limited to: new explosive and pyrotechnic formulations, warheads, fuses, high velocity frag acceleration.
Will be required to have high pressure plumbing skills such as installing and replacing valves, piping, and tubing as needed.
May be required to maintain MS Excel spreadsheets for parts and inventory ordering; coordinate and handle and disposing of hazardous materials in support of operations; troubleshooting both electrical and mechanical problems; stocking spare parts, new parts, and maintenance supplies in support of existing and new projects.
May also cross-train for electrical duties, such as placement and utilization of pressure transducers and thermocouples.
May attend fork lift training to become properly certified and may then use forklifts to move heavy objects.
Will work with manufacturing, quality assurance, and customer representatives.
Bachelor of Science Degree and minimum 4 years of related experience; additional experience may be substituted for Degree.
Must be willing to work with, around, and handle explosives and hazardous chemicals while using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided, and previous education or experience in chemistry and/or chemical operations is desired.
Must be capable of obtaining proper medical approvals for wearing supplied air and self-contained respiratory protection systems. Since the job will entail working with hazardous materials, strong attention to detail is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
Must be willing to work outside the majority of the year while conducting moderate physical labor.
Must be able to obtain Forklift Certification, if necessary, and other licenses and certifications, as required.
Must be capable of lifting heavy objects.
Must have a basic understanding of computers.
Prefer mechanical technician skills and must understand or be willing to cross-train to learn and perform other technical skillsets and duties, as assigned.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be a self-starter.
Preferred experience includes:
Executing ballistic flight, small arms, and/or fragmentation testing, handling of hazardous explosives and chemicals such as IRFNA and MMH, designing and fabricating test fixtures and parts for static tests, calibrating instrumentation, designing and fabricating of high pressure plumbing systems, and/or use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.).
Travel may be required up to 10% of the time