JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.
RANGE POSITION DESCRIPTION Perform as a Project Engineer on USAF or Foreign Military Sales F-16 programs. Leads the engineering team and is the overall technical focal point for day-to-day technical requirements during planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of assigned project. Performs a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, design, development, manufacturing, testing, installation, integration, sustainment, operation, and maintenance of diverse software, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and systems. Leadership experience desirable. Position requires pro-activeness, energetic, positive attitude individual with excellent communication skills. Planning:
• Provide inputs on required documentation from System Program Office (SPO), contractors to initiate test planning.
• Provide technical insight at test integrated product team (TIPT) and program management reviews (PMR) meetings.
• Provide inputs to Program Manager (PM) and engineering section leads for program planning documents (C&RE, SOC, etc).
• Prepare and coordinate Developmental Test (DT) test plans as primary author. Works with Discipline Engineer (DE) authors and leads to ensure the types of testing and level of analysis are consistent with the project reporting requirements.
• Facilitates test plan technical review process, including test plan working groups (TPWG), internal reviews, and Technical Review Board (TRB).
• Coordinates test cards with DEs, pilots, Flight Test Engineers (FTEs), and contractors (as required).
• Establishes test point priorities, defines missions, and assigns cards to missions. Understands and identifies engineering, range or other resources required. Designs or modifies mission decks to optimize resources/priorities.
• Responsible for adherence to safety, security, test planning and test reporting processes and instructions. Ensures technical and safety adequacy. Execution:
• Continually assesses test point priorities and provides inputs to FTE. Coordinates aircraft configuration, local range assets, and schedule changes with FTE and PM.
• Oversees DE test card/test point status updates. PE tracks overall program test point status and progress and provides updates PM, CTF engineering leadership, and SPO (as requested).
• Reviews and approves watch items (WIT) and deficiency reports (DR). Manages WIT database and assesses WIT impact to test project(s). Leads technical discussions of WIT/DR reviews with SPOs.
• Mission Control Room (MCR) desirable. Analysis / Reporting:
• Oversee detailed data analysis process. Ensures all Developmental Test (DT) data is obtained and analyzed, test point statuses are updated, and WITs are written in timely manner.
• Establish and coordinate a report writing and coordination schedule.
• Authors test reports. Organizes DE and pilot inputs, rewrites, edits, and supplements all inputs received. Coordinates changes with DEs, pilots, and CTF and TW/EN/EW leads and technical experts.
• Briefs (w/pilot) DT results to 416 FLTS Commander, OG/CC, TW/CC, and customers (as required).
• Additional duties as assigned
Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.
This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.
REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE
A Master of Science in engineering from an accredited academic institution and 16 years of related engineering experience, or an accredited doctorate degree in engineering and a minimum of 12 years of related engineering experience are required for this position. In addition, an Engineer VI must possess the following qualifications:
• A well-established, substantial, professional reputation in one or more of the principal technical disciplines of the company
• Demonstrated ability to direct senior technical personnel in project assignments involving research, development, integration, and sustainment of complex systems or processes
• Superior communications skills, both verbal and written, in day-to-day project activities as well as in briefing customers and in writing reports and proposals
• Working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified. Tasking is in support of a Federal Government Contract that requires U. S. citizenship. Some jobs may require a candidate to be eligible for a government security clearance, state-issued driver's license, or other licenses/certifications, and the inability to obtain and maintain the required clearance, license, or certification may affect an employee's ability to maintain employment. SCC: JENG17, A1412TW Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
- Computer Terminals
- Data Analysis
- Foreign Military Sales
- Integrated Product Team