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Job Code:2019:0405-057
Location:White Sands Missile Range, NM
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Business Sector:Test Range Operations
Job Description
The Operations Engineer will support all aspects of the test and evaluation of military systems. Responsibilities include test planning, test preparation, systems operation, systems maintenance & repair, technical data reduction and analysis, and detailed technical documentation. The Operations Engineer is responsible for the successful installation, configuration, testing, operation, and maintenance of complex suites of instrumentation, which include digital control systems, advanced support electronics, and personal computers and peripherals. In addition to duties at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), this position involves work aboard specially outfitted ships operating from the West Coast that may spend weeks at sea. The successful applicant could be asked to coordinate O&M efforts with the ship’s crew and be capable of providing direction to other members of the support team. The Operations Engineer will apply advanced knowledge of complex electronics to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and use engineering principles and skillsets to restore equipment to operational status. This individual must also possess excellent communication skills and provide well-written technical status reports and updates to WSMR management. The Operations Engineer is an integral part of a dedicated crew comprised of government and contract engineers and technicians. This individual must work well with others and be able to provide professional engineering services in a team setting. Duties will include cross-utilization into other jobs as required. The job may require long days and frequent weekend work, especially during mission support. Work assignments may require extensive travel and protracted time at sea.

Applicant must possess a B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent Engineering Degree with a strongbackground in electronics.  Must have a good understanding and background with digitally-controlled hardware.    Must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicant selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Physical Requirements: 
Must be capable of supporting heavy test schedules with challenging requirements.  Must be capable of working at heights over 20 feet above ground while supported by towers, cranes, and other man-lifting devices.  Requires working indoors and outdoors as well as in inclement weather conditions.  Must be able to lift heavy equipment weighing over 50 pounds.  Must be able to live and work in cramped quarters aboard a ship. Must be physically fit and able to work in remote areas without easy access to medical personnel and facilities.

Desired Qualifications:  Data collection experience in a field environment and familiarity with military test range operations is highly desired.  Strong programming and/or engineering data analysis background would be helpful. Some understanding of Telemetry Tracking systems and data formats is a plus.


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