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Specialist Test

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 05/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00214

Job Description

About the Role
The Field Test Contactor Field Engineering Representative (FER) may interact with the customer and engineering to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret testing for the Abrams, Stryker, MPF Program products, systems, subsystems, components, engineering change orders, and modifications. Testing includes Contractor, USG Developmental Test (DT), and Operational Testing (OT). The FER must be familiar with Operator and Maintenance level tasks for tracked and wheeled platforms. FER will perform direct platform level troubleshooting associated with software and hardware issues\failures to keep the vehicle available for testing, utilizing all available technical documentation (Team Center, TM's, IETMS, iads, EBOM, BOM, C mod, ECO, GDV, Op Sheets, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings). FER may conduct real time direct phone calls to GDLS Reliability, Safety, Systems, and Subsystems Engineering to resolve all issues associated with troubleshooting hardware and software related incidents, test failures, vehicle configuration, installation of modification & ECO hardware, and integration of hardware. Test support includes but is not limited to the following USG Test Sites: APG, YPG, EPG, WSMR, RTC, CRTC, and DPG.

Qualifications Sought
  • Must have excellent Customer Service skills.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience operating/maintaining military wheeled or tracked vehicles. A vehicle maintenance background is preferred.
  • Must have 3-5 years of USG Developmental/Operational test experience and/or a combination of military experience and USG Test experience.
  • A secret security clearance (or NACI) is required.
  • Must meet ASR requirements.
  • Write and submit technical daily vehicle Test Engineering Logs.
  • Write and submit Field Problem Reports/Universal Incident Reports (UIR) for Hardware/Software Issues/Failures.
  • Provide subject matter expertise support and training to fielding team and USG testers as required.
  • Perform Field Diagnostics of faults and initiate Root Cause Corrective Analysis/Failure Analysis.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Will be required to lead, guide, and direct others with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot systemic performance issues for automotive and weapons systems, and recommend viable solutions for the customer.
  • Must be technically competent using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT) and other computer software programs such as Team Center, Vis Mockup, iads, EMSNG.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Travel will be required approximately 30-40% of the time.
Responsibilities to Anticipate for this role
FER is also responsible for generating daily progress reports including Engineering Logs, and Universal Incident Reports (UIR). FER must be familiar with Systems Engineering, Sub Systems Engineering, and Reliability and integration concepts, practices, and procedures. Additionally FER must be familiar with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, software, and fire control systems. Relies on extensive experience and technical judgment relating to operation and performance of Tracked & Wheeled Military vehicles to plan and support aggressive test schedules. FER will guide/direct mechanics, drivers, USG Test Directors, data collectors, soldiers, and additional crew members during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Additionally, the FER will be responsible for all other duties assigned. Test support includes but is not limited to the following USG Test Sites: APG, YPG, EPG, WSMR, RTC, CRTC, DPG.

What We Offer
Whether you are starting your career or an experienced professional, we offer a Total Rewards package that is impactful and built for you.
  • Healthcare including medical, dental, vision, HSA and Flex Spending.
  • Competitive base pay, incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits.
  • 401k Match (6%).
  • Educational Assistance.
  • Hybrid work schedule may be available.
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off).
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment.
  • Onsite Cafeteria, remodeled with new equipment Fitness Center, and Outdoor fitness track.
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT:
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

NO SUBCONTRACT REQUIREMENT:
No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jimmy Tallent
Technical Recruiter

As a proud U.S. Army veteran with an extensive 28-year service record, Jimmy Tallent dedicated two decades of his life to active duty and an additional eight years in the Army Reserve, contributing his time, talent and commitment  to various vital aspects of military service. His journey has been diverse, spanning roles in aviation, transportation, and recruiting, allowing him to develop a versatile skill set and a deep understanding of the military landscape.

Originally hailing from the city of Chattanooga, TN, Jimmy embarked on his military career with a passion for service and a commitment to excellence. Throughout his tenure, he served in dynamic and challenging roles, which included the precision and expertise demanded by the  aviation industry, the strategic logistics of transportation, and the interpersonal and leadership skills required in the recruiting field.

In addition to his rich military experience, he pursued and earned a degree in business management, further enhancing his knowledge and capabilities. With this academic achievement, coupled with his practical experience, positioned him as a professional with a comprehensive understanding of both military and business landscapes.

Today, Jimmy is excited to leverage his leadership, organizational, and strategic skills at Contract Professionals, Inc. Jimmy is driven by his commitment to excellence, his discipline instilled through years of military service, and his passion for overcoming challenges. He approaches every opportunity with the same dedication and integrity, which defined his military career.

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