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Test Operations Engineer I/II - 2424A

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Test Operations Engineer I/II -2424A
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt                            
Grade: 32/33
US Citizenship Required: Yes

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

Job Summary
Exciting career opportunities exist for Mechanical Engineers in roles within test operations in one of our ground test facilities at Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Most of our test operations roles involve some portion of system engineering as well. While these positions have some office work involved, the majority of the engineer’s time is spent in the field or test area. This position does require shift work to support testing as test load demands. Engineers who enjoy this type of work typically have some interest or experience with mechanical systems such as engines, compressors, pumps, gearboxes, etc. which may come from working on automobiles, farm equipment, or other machinery.
Job Duties:
Under the direction/supervision of a more experienced engineer, work as Test Operations Engineer for operation of test bed systems.
  • Test operations engineers also operate as system engineers for equipment within or directly providing support to the test bed facility and may engage in some small design and analysis tasks as needed
  • Work to develop the test operational requirements (test period directives, detailed run programs, etc.) ensuring test article mounts are structurally sound to withstand expected test
  • Direct test system checkouts and testing as required
  • Work with multidiscipline engineers, physicists, and skilled craft technicians in the test control room in operating the facility systems
  • Learn and understand systems, requires the ability to respond quickly to alarms/alerts in fast paced, high pressure situations, ensuring the safety of the test crew, the facility, and the test article.
  • Respond when systems malfunction during a test, troubleshooting and directing corrective maintenance activities (or calling in the appropriate systems engineer for additional support),
  • Coordinate work with the appropriate area superintendent, craft supervisor, and / or work planner and provide technical leadership to the craft workforce in execution of work orders and operational / maintenance procedures (work instructions, WIs), Lock-Out / Tag-Out (LOTO), critical lifts, etc.
  • Ensure proper test / operations reporting (Ops Center, test resumes, Operating Test Logs, Test Unit Status Logs, Test Article Activity Logs, unplanned event reporting, etc.).
  • Perform facility characterization/ calibrations, monitor facility performance, and maintain system capability / performance maps and envelopes.
  • Being flexible to work extra hours or support off shift testing is required.
  • Communicate clearly and utilize various methods of communication
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university and 0 to 3 years’ engineering experience.
  • Current United States Citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 2 years of developmental experience such as practical work experience in relevant types of engineering such as systems, field engineering, test operations, utilities, or other engineering/construction firms.
  • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials, and application of computer aided engineering (CAE)/computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
  • Working knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Multi-disciplinary experience (electrical engineering, mechatronics, control systems, etc.) is a plus.
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Strong communication skills (including verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated experience successfully building relationships with team across engineering and craft workforce
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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