Engineering Technician I (with possible steps) (ARL-18-1632-F)
Bowhead is seeking a Engineering Technician I to support its ARL contract in Aberdeen, MD.
The objective of this task is to provide engineering technician support within the Lethal Mechanisms Branch (LMB) at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The requirement is a unique opportunity to fill critical needs in multiple areas; with responsibilities to perform ballistic experiments on a variety of armor technologies, component and blast experiments, and execution of tests to support the warfighter. This work is performed in both an indoor environment that includes the presence of explosive materials, using small-to-medium caliber penetrators including fragment simulating projectiles and recovered high-explosive fragments, and inside a data reduction facility where gel and clay targets are analyzed.
Performs standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of related operations. Follows standard work methods on recurring assignments but receives explicit instructions on unfamiliar assignments; technical adequacy of routine work is reviewed on completion; non-routine work may also be reviewed in progress. Performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as:
Following specific instructions, assembles or constructs simple or standard equipment or parts; may service or repair simple instruments or equipment.
Conducts a variety of tests using established methods. Prepares test specimens, adjusts and operates equipment, and records test data, pointing out deviations resulting from equipment malfunction or observational errors.
Extracts engineering data from various prescribed but non-standardized sources; processes the data following well-defined methods including elementary algebra and geometry; presents the data in prescribed form.
Experience with Faro Laser Scanner, scanning and reducing data for most requirements is preferred but not a requirement.
Experience in operating the radar system for velocity measurements is preferred but not necessary. Familiar and able to operate the high speed cameras systems within the Facility is required.
Must be certified as an Ammunition Handler (AEH)
Must be certified as a Small Cal gunner, (GII) and in training to be certified as a (GIA) Gas Gun Operator.
Assists in building and assembling armor targets, experimental set-ups, test fixtures, and stands using carpentry and machining skills. This involves intermittent requirements to repetitively lift parts such as metal plates weighing up to 50 lbs.
Records projectile, target and test data on appropriate form or notebook; enters some data into electronic file format, which is either a standard used at the facility or one provided by project engineer. Reviews data entries for errors or inconsistencies.
Assists in photography of projectile/target hardware and experimental setups prior to experiments, after the experiment and during post-experiment data reduction.
Experience in gel block manufacturing and gel block dissection is essential to the operation. Must have experience in scanning photographs and other imagery (i.e. digital x-rays) on to computers as specified by the test plan, senior technician, or project engineer.
Works as a part of a team, cross training and following established guidelines within the LMB.
Follows appropriate standard operating procedures and adheres to applicable safety and security practices. Practices good housekeeping at facility to ensure that all procedures and practices are maintained, including periodic cleaning of experimental facilities, offices, storage areas, and grass mowing.
RequirementsActive Secret Clearance Required.
1.Knowledgeable of Phantom/Photron high-speed camera operations.
2.Proficient in standard digital photography.
3.Knowledgeable of small caliber gunner operations.
4.Knowledgeable of digital x-ray systems
Must have an active State driver's license and able to be certified to drive and operate government vehicles and equipment.
Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.
Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
All candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (http://www.uicalaska.com/contact-us/human-resources/).
UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.
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