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ID&C Engineering Lead (Flight Plant) - 3175 - INTERNAL ONLY

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: ID&C Engineering Lead (Flight Plant)- 3175
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                            
Pay Type: Exempt                        
Grade: 35-37
US Citizenship Required: Yes


National Aerospace Solutions is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC's mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test. Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate for this ID&C Engineer Lead role will work independently, solve complex technical problems with minimal supervision, effectively lead others as a work performer and a coach, and place emphasis on rapid continual professional development of engineers to handle a breadth of ID&C engineering tasks associated with facility plant operations, systems engineering and maintenance. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others and manage multiple projects simultaneously, effectively plan, organize, and direct the work of teams consisting of multiple stakeholders to conduct comprehensive verification efforts and successfully execute problem resolution when required.

It is expected that an ID&C Engineering Lead will perform the general job duties of an ID&C Engineer plus additional duties associated with technical leadership and personnel administration as assigned by and under the direction of the Section Supervisor.  

This ID&C Engineer Lead will be deployed to the Flight Systems Plant Facilities; however, the company may reassign a Lead or Leads to other areas based on workload demands and mission needs. ID&C Engineer Leads may also support multiple test areas/facilities as required. 

Job Duties:
In addition to general ID&C Engineer duties, additional duties to be performed under the general direction of the supervisor include:
  • Research and understand a wide variety of highly complex plant control system and related test customer requirements and develop successful solutions.
  • Support tasks/projects as an individual contributor as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Manage group assignments for other ID&C engineering personnel, track task progress and help eliminate roadblocks.
  • Serve as senior ID&C Engineer leading planning and execution activities (estimates, system modifications and improvements, hazards analysis, system engineer support to capital improvements, plan for future issues/foresee problems and resolve) for assigned facility(ies)
  • Support strategic objectives by working with Sr. Staff, Supervisor, and management.
  • Serve as a mentor and provide technical guidance in trouble shooting and causal analysis for engineering problems in execution of work in complex plant operations; engage with Senior Staff personnel on technical issues and encourage engagement of engineering staff with Senior Staff Engineer(s)
  • Support/Plan day-to-day activities for individual contributors to test, capital improvement, and/or maintenance projects.
  • Monitor individual assignments and performance (technical, schedule, and cost) on specific tasks, monitor job hours expended for project/task(s), and report status to supervision as required.
  • Allocate ID&C engineers to planning, facility operations, system maintenance, and system engineering tasks as required to meet mission requirements.
  • Track employee progress toward established goals and provide constructive input to annual performance reviews for members of the group.
  • Support technical training of plant ID&C engineering crew, as mitigation of risk to facility operations
  • Support development (including ensuring mentors are assigned/paired) for the team, ensure they are provided with the necessary tools and training to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Serve on technical committees as applicable or assigned.
  • Audit/ test progress to ensure safety standards and best practices (guides, procedures and work instructions) are followed.
  • Interface with customers (Air Force, civilians and consultants), and other NAS managers and engineers to ensure group objectives are being met.
  • Identify areas in the group where additional support may be required.
  • Support periodic internal status briefings to management and aid in financial planning with periodic labor forecasts for projects.
  • Ensure SSHAs, work instructions, and configuration management of assigned area(s) are maintained current.
  • Support systems engineering for equipment within or directly providing support to the assigned plant facility(ies)
  • Perform basic personnel administration duties (i.e., timecard approvals, input to performance appraisals, etc.) as requested by Supervisor.
  • Exemplify the company core value and covenant of safety in all aspects of job including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering from an accredited university plus a minimum of 5 to 10 years progressive and relevant experience in an engineering team environment.
  • Current U.S. Citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Engineer’s License or a Master of Science degree or post-graduate coursework in Electrical, Computer, or Mechatronics engineering from an accredited engineering program
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive and relevant engineering experience including at least 2 years of test operations experience, including expertise in the application of ID&C systems in a ground test operations environment
  • Currently serving as an effective mentor to one or more individuals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communications skills, and confidence leading small teams.
  • 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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