Avionics/Sensors Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

Patuxent River
United States


Avionics/Sensors Engineer

KBR is seeking an Avionics/Sensors Engineer in support of the MQ-4C Triton Fleet Support Team, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), Jacksonville, FL. This position will be physically located at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

Provides engineering support for the development of Integrated Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) for the Integrated Functional Capability 4 (IFC 4) for the MQ-4C Triton UAS. The position serves as an IFC 4 Avionics/Electronics Engineer to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Manager Air (PMA) Offices and Fleet Support Team (FST).

Reviews and developments IFC 4 technical documentation for implementation into the IFC 4 release of the MQ-4C Triton IETM for the Unmanned Air System (Unmanned Air Vehicle and Ground Station).

Reviews IFC 4 technical documentation to include specifications, drawings, CATIA models, wiring diagrams, schematics, FMECAs, support equipment documentation, IFC 3 IETM, fault codes and troubleshooting procedures. Responsibilities will include the development of IFC 4 IETM maintenance procedures and the validation and verification IETM Data Modules (DM) for inclusion in the IFC 4 IETM.

Technical knowledge must be sufficient to independently work and support a program involving the development and review of:

  • Hardware and installations on the Unmanned Aircraft and Control Stations
  • Maintenance plans as part of IETM procedure development
  • Maintenance procedures for incorporation into Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM)
  • Recommending the enhancement, change, or development of new services, procedures, and processes to increase program effectiveness.

Basic Qualifications:

Must have an Engineering Degree from an accredited academic institution plus a minimum of 4-8 years of experience working in an Engineering position on NAVAIR programs. Must have at least 7 years of engineering experience.

Must be able to work independently and be capable of dealing effectively with Maritime Patrol squadron personnel, Wing personnel, Program Office personnel, Integrated Test Team (ITT) personnel, Fleet Support Team personnel, and OEM Fleet Support Representatives.

Technical knowledge of aircraft avionic sensor systems and aircraft avionic systems ground and flight operations is required.

Applicant will be working in both office and aircraft hangar settings.

Must be able to work flexible work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements periodically, during Combined Validation Verification (CVV) events require surge working events that occur based upon aircraft availability, including nights and weekends.

Travel is required (including airline travel), normally in conjunction with CVV events and/or meetings.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.

The incumbent must display skill in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices and understanding of aircraft sensor systems to include:

  • Mission Computer – on-board aircraft system responsible for command and control of aircraft sensors
  • EO/IR
  • MQ-4C Triton AESA Radar
  • SIGINT High Band Sensor
  • SIGINT Low Band Sensor
  • Associated antennas

Must be able to stay alert to ensure special safety precautions are taken while involved in work in close proximity to aircraft and equipment.

The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts associated with work in a large aircraft hangar, such as:

  • working near unmanned aircraft and associated support equipment
  • exposure to loud noise resulting from the operation of support equipment in the hangar as well as jet engine noise

Must have an active security clearance and must meet eligibility requirements to access classified material.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Experience and familiarity with the MQ-4C Triton Program is a plus.

Experience with unmanned air vehicle systems desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to prepare draft analysis documents and other material for internal review by subject matter experts and final review by customer.

Must be flexible and have the ability to adapt to new information and programs.

Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in order to perform the following duties:

  • Review and interpretation of CATIA models (fundamental knowledge of use of CATIA required)
  • Review and interpretation of avionic and electrical drawings
  • Review and interpretation of wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Translation of technical documentation (CATIA, drawings, schematics) to a format as specified by the IFC 4 IETM team for use in IETM development.
  • Review equipment fault codes and develop or verify troubleshooting steps for inclusion in IFC 4 IETM
  • Review IFC 3 IETM and recommend removal or update of existing IFC 3 DMs
  • Assist Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) engineers with review of IFC 4 FMECA. Analysis and updates to failure modes.
  • Review of Common Support Equipment (CSE) required for IFC 4
  • Review of Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE) required for IFC 4
  • Review of Special Test Equipment (STE) required for IFC 4

Additional Information:

Anticipated Monday-Friday workweek.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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