National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Sr. Staff Engineer and SME for Test Assets - 1070

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
Job Title: Sr. Staff Engineer & SME for Test Assets
Requisition Number: NLR-01070
Mission Execution/Flight
Functional Branch: Engineering
Position Type:
Regular, Full-Time 
Grade Level:

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, Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (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.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Senior Engineer for Flight System Test Cells to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.

Job Summary:
The successful candidate will function as the subject matter expert for the operation and sustainment of test systems necessary to conduct testing in the Wind Tunnels and Flight System Test Cells.  Assist with the development, implementation, and execution of common work processes, procedures, and instructions. Advocate and enforce engineering rigor in configuration management and engineering at the systems level. Ensure rigor in systems level engineering including component and sub systems interfaces including documentation, change requests, hazard analyses and risk assessment.  Provide independent review of engineering approaches, trouble shooting, process improvement, and abnormal event analyses. Provide technical mentorship and development advice for early to mid-career colleagues. Maintains a collaborative engineering environment across test cells, test systems, and plant systems operations within Flight and across other NAS branches.
Independently perform complex professional engineering or scientific assignments in support of test cells and test carts and related systems. Represent NAS in discussions with or presentations to client, management, test customers, and senior technical personnel.  Is recognized and respected within AEDC for expertise in system operations engineering and facility sustainment and operations.

Job Duties:
  • Configuration Manager for Test system assets maintaining the asset hierarchy and ensuring commonality, interface management and change control while supporting reviews, audits and configuration control boards.
  • Support Test asset maintenance program focusing on Reliability Centered and Condition Based Maintenance with the key responsibility for maintaining Asset Condition Assessments and Sustainment Status changes.
  • Support capital improvement investment and maintenance projects providing support to planning, design, fabrication, procurement, installation and check out of new hardware and systems including Systems Engineering reviews.
  • Provide leadership and technical advice to entry level, junior level and peer level engineers. 
  • Provide strategic planning, gap identification and solution recommendations to meet future AEDC needs and test programs.
  • Provide support to annual budget (CARA) and Future Year Defense Program (FYDP) for Flight Test mission areas (PWT and VKF).
  • Systems Engineering authority for Test System assets focusing on Continuous Improvements and Life Cycle Management.
  • Serve as consultant to the mission execution director and Flight branch manager, functional and specialty engineering, or scientific groups providing advice and counsel on special and unique assignments.
  • Review engineering or scientific concepts, drawings, calculations and specifications.
  • Participate directly in new business efforts involving specialized and unique engineering or scientific applications. Interview client personnel to determine their needs, develops scope for cost estimates for services, and participates in proposal preparation and presentation.
  • Provide guidance and direction to specialty scientific or engineering personnel in the development of plans, criteria and specifications; assist engineering functional management with deploying common engineering work processes throughout the TOS contract.
  • Screen and recommend selection of special outside consultants; coordinate their activities and monitors their performance.
  • Conduct or lead special studies on economic feasibility and on new technologies, methods and materials.
  • Conduct or lead mishap and incident investigations and related root-cause analyses.
  • Serve on or lead company-level technical committees.
  • 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:
  • BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university and 14 – 16 years of progressive and relevant work experience, preferably in systems engineering and / or operations engineering, including systems start-up, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms, or other relevant types of engineering/science including staff design engineering, applied science, or specialty engineering. A MS degree in Engineering from an accredited university and 12 – 14 years of experience per the description above would be acceptable.
  • Advanced knowledge in a specialized field of science or engineering and ability to analyze complex problems and systems.
  • Knowledge of scientific or engineering systems, calculations, applications and fabrication methods and materials, and engineering or scientific application of computers.
  • Knowledge of related testing / plant operations practices and the economics involved.
  • Thorough knowledge of industrial and regulatory standards and design criteria in the engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Is recognized and respected within the industry and among AEDC clients for engineering expertise.
  • Skill in oral and written communication, particularly in making complex technical issues understandable to an audience that may not have the same level of technical background
Preferred Qualifications
  • A professional license in an appropriate discipline from a recognized engineering licensing board
  • Participation in the activities and proceedings of technical and professional societies and recognized national boards.
  • Has chaired a technical society committee or code committee.

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

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