National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Flight Systems VKF Test Cell Supervisor - 1069 - INTERNAL ONLY

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
Job Title: VKF Test Cell Engineering Supervisor
Grade level: 37/38

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, 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.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a VKF Test Cell Engineering Supervisor to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base, TN.

Job Duties:
  • Responsible for overseeing Test Operations Engineers/Mechanical System Engineers for a grouping of VKF located Wind Tunnels.
  • Responsible for overseeing Test Cell Superintendents, as well as the assigned mechanical and electrical craft, for a grouping of turbine engine test cells.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved NAS procedures and holds career development discussions.
  • Coordinates and supervises the RBA test, as well as the DBA maintenance and investment activities for the assigned VKF test cells and support facilities. Has the responsibility for interpreting, organizing, coordinating and executing these activities from a technical, as well as a resource staffing point of view. Forecasts engineering and craft staffing requirements for these activities and provides inputs to next level management.
  • Oversees the change control and configuration management process for the mechanical assets associated with the assigned test cell grouping. Performs technical review of all asset documentation including operations and maintenance (O&M) hazard analyses and work instructions for these mechanical assets.
  • Leads the TOS team (multi-discipline & multi-functional area) to execute the RBA test projects assigned to the assigned test cell grouping. Coordinates the test requirements, collects and organizes the cost, schedule and technical inputs from the project team, and prepares the project plan. Tracks TOS performance during project execution, evaluates changes and takes corrective action when required. Acts as the TOS liaison to the Air Force RBA Test Manager.
  • Provides input to the annual budget cycle, including resource requirements for administrative, engineering and craft personnel (all disciplines & all functional areas), along with material and utility requirements, for all RBA test and DBA maintenance and investment projects for the assigned test cell grouping. Work Package Manager (WPM) for assigned RBA and DBA project execution and scheduling.
  • Performs and manages the work in accordance with relevant NAS and TOS procedures and AEDC standards and requirements including national consensus codes and federal requirements.
  • Makes recommendation to Engineering Management of key personnel for project assignments.
  • Champions the creation of a work environment which fosters openness, trust, communications, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Exemplifies the company core value and convent of safety in all aspects of job including wearing Personal Uses Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) in accordance with company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in engineering from an accredited university and 11 to 13 years of progressive and relevant experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education and progressive and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated practice of related safety measures and setting a good example for others with respect to safety.
  • Skilled at written and oral communication.
  • Must possess active security clearance.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Skilled at building and maintaining personnel relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor less experienced technical staff
To apply go directly to our website at www.

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

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