Wheeled Vehicle Lethality Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 07/15/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 19-01555
  Design engineer, with emphasis on system and subsystem requirements analysis, development, integration, and test for functionality on medium-caliber turret platforms. Area of interest is lethality.
- Perform system, subsystem, & LRU-level requirements analyses across lethality functionality, identifying interfaces & functionality for multiple programs/platforms. Examples of lethality functionality include weapon motion, sighting system motion, fire control states/modes, weapon firing, sensors, actuators, crew station interfaces (e.G., displays, hand stations), & diagnostics, with support as needed to power distribution, embedded training, etc. All efforts include consideration for fully operational & degraded modes.

- Perform electrical hardware design (e.G., subsystem/system hardware interconnection design, supporting harness definition; schematic design).

- Support software and hardware development activities for make or buy items as required to ensure planned subsystem and turret-level test activities occur according to project plans.

- Prepare for laboratory/turret/vehicle integration/test by authoring test plans/procedures, defining test layout, power, harnessing, emulators, fault injection, etc.

- Perform hardware and software test in lab, turret, and vehicle environments to release new/modified designs and/or to investigate & troubleshoot issues. Such testing includes use of various types of test equipment (e.G., multi-meters, oscilloscopes, Ethernet/CANBus/RS-422/etc. Bus monitors, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, custom test equipment). Includes consideration for model-based test and automated test.

- Summarize integration/test findings via test reports upon completion, working to identify corrective actions for issues.
- Support box-level verification/qualification tests as required, including environmental test.

- Analyze subsystem requirements and develop logic for flowcharts, state charts, state diagrams, and lethality algorithms for design documents.

- Support development, production, and fielding by investigating problem reports (e.G., engineering, manufacturing, or obsolescence problem reports) & resolving issues. Support development and release of design changes to address issues.

- Coordinate with other organizations, compiling input, providing status, and providing suggested course(s) of action as required.

- Support technical reviewsBachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Computer Engineering (BSCE) or Robotics preferred. Similar technical degrees may be considered if experience aligns with this Requisition’ s (electrical/computer-based) work description and other job requirements.

- Job primarily in the office and on-site in laboratory and/or turret/vehicle. Occasional travel to field, production, or supplier facilities required, including both domestic & international (largely Canada) destinations. Durations typically <=1 week. Infrequently >=2 weeks.

- Specific experience with lethality or fire control subsystem elements not essential. However, experience within some commercial and/or military vehicle integrated subsystem preferred, with desire & ability to apply experiences to fire control subsystem.

- Hands-on experience with laboratory and/or vehicle integration/test preferred, including use of specialized test equipment (e.G., multi-meters, bus analyzers, oscilloscopes, data-recording devices) required.

- Experience with embedded processing development desired, using high-level (e.G., Labview, Matlab/Simulink) and/or lower-level (e.G., C, C++) development tools desired. Experience can be with integration/test tools (e.G., laboratory emulators) or with vehicle hardware.

- Experience with DOORS desired.

- Ability to meet essential Anthropomorphic Size Restriction (ASR) requirements to work inside turrets & military vehicles.

- Ability to lift and carry test equipment weighing 30 lbs required.

- Overtime, weekend, holiday, & off-hours work occasionally required to complete time-critical tasks.

- Good written and oral communication skills required.

- Must be capable of working in a team environment.

- Valid passport, or ability to obtain valid passport, required.

- Ability to obtain a U.S. Secret Clearance

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

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

Jennifer Tschirhart
Technical Recruiter

Jennifer’s focus at Contract Professionals, Inc. is working in the defense industry to help candidates find employment with CPI’s international defense suppliers.

Jennifer works to assist military veterans, as they seek out new job opportunities, while transitioning from the military to civilian life. More specifically, Jennifer's goal is to match the military veterans she represents with civilian employment opportunities.  Her aim is to provide the military veterans with jobs where they can utilize the skills and experience they've gained in the military.

Jennifer is proud to be a part of the CPI team. She says that it’s easy to stay motivated because she comes to work each day, excited to work with transitioning military personnel and veterans from across the United States.

Jennifer was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Baker College in Michigan.

She enjoys working out, cooking, and spending time at her cottage in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

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