JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and air crews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.
JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
Performs a variety of radar systems engineering tasks under general supervision of a senior-level radar engineer in testing, installation, integration, sustainment, operations, and maintenance of software, electrical, electronic, and/or mechanical equipment and systems. Work will involve some evaluation, originality, or ingenuity and is generally performed as a member of a development, sustainment, or operations & maintenance team.
Conducts research and reference reading to assist higher-level engineers in obtaining technical information; keeps informed of currently approved standards, codes, and procedures applied to engineering specialty.
Performs radar engineering tasks (Antenna Theory, Microwave Engineering, Signal Processing, Control Systems, Computer, Communications, etc.) that are varied, with established deadlines, and may be somewhat difficult in character.
Plans and carries out successive engineering steps and resolves technical problems by standard practices and techniques such as tolerance studies and design calculations.
Supports projects with limited scope or parts of more complex projects with detailed instructions on the intent and scope of the documents to be prepared.
Engineer RF and electronic hardware solutions using a structured approach that includes schematic capture, design simulation, testing and documentation.
Interact with customers, engineers, and technicians to set expectations.
Assists or conducts investigations and analyzes engineering problems, proposes solutions and alternatives, and provides recommendations.
Generates sections of design specifications and block diagrams of more complex projects or complete specifications of less complex projects.
Using computer-assisted test methods, conducts laboratory investigations on equipment or systems.
Test integrated systems using oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, network analyzers, logic analyzers and other test equipment.
Prepares, delivers, and submits technical presentations for in-process design and review meetings.
Performs all other position-related duties as assigned or requested.
Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.
This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.
REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE
The incumbent must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution with 2 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited Master of Science in Engineering. The candidate must have professional knowledge of applicable engineering concepts and principles and familiarity with related engineering fields. The candidate must have practical knowledge of test methods and practices sufficient to perform routine to more complex engineering procedures and to prepare or make minor modifications of standard test procedures or test equipment work instructions. The incumbent should have a working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools and must possess planning/organizing skills. Incumbent will be required to qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and must have a valid, current state driver's license.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified.