Engineer, Junior in Patuxent River, MD at PAE

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Engineer, Junior

Background: These positions are located in the Test Management Branch of the Range Operations Division at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR), Patuxent River, Maryland. Duties will be performed in support of the ATR Range Safety Office and will include range safety planning and guidance, hazard analysis, documentation development, and real-time operational support.

Duties, Experience, Skills, Requirements, and Information:

    • Develop general hazard control procedures and deliver or update range safety guidance documents.
    • Develop project-specific range safety planning documents in support of test or training programs on the range.
    • Develop and improve range safety risk management of unmanned air vehicle testing.
    • Provide support to the Range Safety Team during range events IAW Range Safety Policy, approved range safety guidance documents, and specific planning documents associated with this test or training event.
    • Qualify as a Mission Range Safety Officer whose duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Acts as the range safety representative for programs conducted on the Atlantic Test Ranges.
    • Supports range safety analyses and evaluations, develops safety policies and procedures and grants range safety approval prior to projects being scheduled and tested.
    • Conducts comprehensive reviews of project test plans and procedures to determine hazards. Reviews technical documentation for test programs to assure comprehensive, systematic safety solutions commensurate with basic range safety philosophy.
    • Responsible for real-time range safety operational support for test missions conducted on Atlantic Test Ranges. Observes range safety procedures during test missions to evaluate compliance with current safety policy and directives.
    • Consults with project offices to acquire and retain up-to-date knowledge of their weapon systems in order to promote and maintain efficient working relations within the range safety functional area.
    • Supports technical efforts in safety studies or analysis efforts concerning projects being considered for test on the Atlantic ranges.
    • The incumbent advises on the feasibility, suitability, and adaptability of various range safety support systems, and determines and recommends the types and quantity of range instrumentation needed to meet range safety requirements for forthcoming programs.
    • The incumbent will support development, certification, and utilization of safety related systems ensuring that they are compliant with higher guidance and best practice.
    • Accomplishes preliminary planning and organization in coordination with a project team or with a technical or scientific organization. Determines the data required for the studies and the feasibility of testing the system at Patuxent River.
    • Develops methods to avoid safety related delays in range operations, which may be costly and tend to impede progress of weapons systems development. Remains cognizant of the cost factors associated with range safety requirements. Recommends to project managers alternative approaches to problems, offering a selection of options relative to resources.
    • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job.

It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

Education Required:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent GED
    • A bachelor's degree in Engineering from a school of engineering having at least one professional engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (or in related disciplines such as physics, mathematics or computer science) is required.

Security Clearance:

    • Must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Our Benefits and Perks Include:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD Insurance
    • Tuition and Training Assistance Program
    • Wellness Program & Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave & 10 Paid Holidays
    • Mobile Phone Service Discounts
    • Discounted Gym Memberships

Work Conditions:

    • Conditions may vary. Most work is performed in enclosed buildings, but some outside work may be required. Work will include sitting, standing, walking, lifting and reaching. Applicant should be capable of lifting 50-100 lbs. assisted by other employees. Vision abilities needed to perform this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

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