Mechanical Engineer, Senior - PR 1465

PESystems, Inc. - Hill AFB, UT

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
This position supports the Fighters & Bombers Directorate (AFLCMC/WW) at Hill Air Force Base (HAFB), Utah as a Mechanical Engineer, Sr.
Applies an understanding of DOD, AF and common engineering/scientific principles, processes and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems. Applies an understanding of applying MIL-HDBK-516B, Airworthiness Certification Criteria, to aircraft systems and subsystems. Assists in translating user requirements into weapon system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate weapon systems, subsystem and equipment for eventual fielding and deployment. Assists with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing and de-militarization/disposal of weapon system capabilities within the USAF.
Performs technical/mission analyses of existing and future operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts and perform technological/trade-off assessments of proposed designs/modifications. Provides rapid response engineering service and support as augmentation to organic resources through in-depth problem identification, impact assessment and development of corrective actions for critical supportability problems. Supports and conducts the system safety engineering program, including mishap risk assessments; evaluate contractor safety proposals and safety analyses; evaluate safety concerns of Using and Support Commands and assist with resolution of high priority safety issues.
Performs materiel solution analyses leading up to design reviews. Produces or supports development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule and performance.
Assists in translating user requirements into system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate systems, subsystems, and equipment for deployment.
Provides support to produce or review products that include the following: technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans such as: Initial Capabilities Document (ICD); Operational Requirements Document (ORD)/Capabilities Development Document (CDD); CONOPS; Capabilities Production Document (CPD); System Requirements Document (SRD); System Specification; RFPs; System Engineering Plan (SEP); Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP); Program Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Evaluation (PESHE); Information Support Plan (ISP); Program Protection Plan (PPP); Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP); Information Assurance Strategy (IAS); Security Classification Guide (SCG); Alternative Live Fire Test and Evaluation Plan; Clinger-Cohen Act Compliance (CCA); Consideration of Technology Issues; Data Management Strategy; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Survivability Assessments; Net-Centric Data Strategy; Spectrum Supportability Determination; Technical Data Rights Strategy; Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA); Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA); ICD; and other program/technical documents as required.
Develops and collects technical data and inputs for staff summary packages and executive briefings to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approvals.
Supports project team meetings, working groups, and reviews as needed, such as: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM), FCA, PCA, Production Readiness Reviews (PRR), PMR, and other meetings/working groups/reviews as applicable.
Analyzes equipment and software deficiencies, make recommendations for equipment and software deficiency corrections, and develop, integrate, and test equipment and software deficiency solutions.
Assists the government in the engineering evaluation of prime and subcontractor recommendations for operational and support issues such as: evaluations of Advance Change Study Notices (ACSNs), ECPs, CCPs, FAA Bulletins, modification proposals, DMS, program risk, and related documents.
Supports the development and evaluation of IMP, IMS and Systems Engineering Detail Schedule (SEDS) engineering cost estimates.
Performs, as required, an advisory role for program source selections on all engineering related requirements.
Supports AFLCMC/WW in the performance of disciplined engineering activities to assure OSS&E for all products. Follows the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E related AFIs and all lower level supplements and related documents including applicable OIs.
Assists with establishing, implementing and adhering to LCSE processes to ensure OSS&E compliance is achieved and maintained.
Aids the Air Force in reviewing and updating the OSS&E Baseline Document and shall support the Air Force in the identification of OSS&E elements, progress reporting of OSS&E metrics, and interaction with other organizations to ensure continued OSS&E compliance.
Ascertains the implementation status of the SEP throughout program operations and notify the Air Force of pertinent shortfalls or gaps for which corrective action may be needed.
Helps support the Air Force Integrity Programs, maintain and update the Critical Safety Item (CSI) list, and monitor Airworthiness Certification for Fighter Bomber Directorate aircraft.
Independently accomplish systems engineering analysis on a broad range of aeronautical systems and capability planning to drive timely and cost-effective materiel solutions for existing fighter and bomber programs and future programs (e.g. Next Generation Bomber and 2030 Air Dominance programs), with MAJCOM, Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, and industry partners, from concept identification to system fielding and ensure they are properly aligned with crosscutting capabilities across the Aeronautical Enterprise. Institutes a collaborative process bridging warfighter (sponsor) identified capability needs (requirements) to planning for the acquisition of materiel solutions which satisfy the need. Also includes researching program information, providing systems engineering insight, conducting analyses, and briefing preparation.
Independently manage interfaces and processes with the development planning, technology, intelligence, acquisition, sustainment, and user communities.
Independently apply knowledge and experience to the scope of enterprise activities which spans requirements/acquisition and sustainment and includes: understanding doctrine, assisting in identifying and defining requirements, developing horizontally integrated acquisition, sustainment, and investment strategies, integration of technologies, integration of intelligence, and development of sustainment strategies. Capability requirements and option sets will be architecture-based to ensure the necessary interoperability and appropriate linkages to other capabilities. The integrated option sets developed may cut across multiple platforms, programs and phases as well as across multiple enterprises.
Supports development of strategies for crosscutting capability requirements. Assists with initiating, writing, reviewing, developing, implementing documentation activities such as TEMPs, SEPs, RFPs, SOOs, Contracting items and Data Items, Test Plans, LCMP, Pre-MS A and Pre-MS B documentation, etc. as appropriate.
Supports the identification, assessment, and analysis of the future capability solution sets required to support capability requirements. These activities will be critical subject areas during Program Reviews (PRs), Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), etc. Reviews systems engineering initiatives brought about by policy changes to buying commercial items (such as acquisition of NDI, COTS items, and FAA certified items) and commercial practices (e.g., Performance Based Business Environment).
Assists in managing capability and systems engineering studies that involve multiple divisions.
Assists in communicating system engineering solutions, risk analysis, and future solutions within the AFLCMC to include programs as well as MAJCOMs, other enterprises, and the Air Staff.
Assists in transition of programs into and the termination of programs out of the Fighter/Bomber Directorate for use in the field enhancing the warfighters capabilities.
Assists in planning across Family of Systems (FOS) and Systems of Systems (SOS) Engineering especially in the development of Capability Manager Strategies, e.g. airborne electronic attack and others.
Assists in establishing a capability architect function with each Division to ensure integrated architectures are developed and used as a standard underlying vehicle for cross enterprise comparison, analysis, and integration for the Fighter-Bomber Directorate.
Develops, improves, and administers technology processes to include Applied Technology Councils, Small Business Innovative Research, and/or other initiatives to identify, assess, and submit proposals to the technology community to pursue further.
Reviews planning documents (e.g. Mission Need Statement /Operational Requirements Document/ICD/CDD/CPD) for realistic industrial base execution. Promotes the use of MS&A throughout the acquisition lifecycle process and foster the development and maintenance of common use MS&A tools useful to the government/industry.
Assists in integration of intelligence information and infrastructure to ensure cross-enterprise capabilities planning and system acquisition.
Provides a wide range of recommended solution sets for capabilities integration planning. The contractor shall organize large and small group briefings for discussions gaining cross- Divisional engineering expertise. From these meetings a draft of the permanent record, record discussion content, debrief, and accomplish overall planning shall be developed. Support collaboration with Division Senior Functional Leads and manage higher headquarters and internal tasks from the AFMC SOCCER database, establish, coordinate, and implement responsibilities of the program control and functions to include reporting and baseline and schedule management, integrate the Division’s business processes, as well as, accomplish assigned special projects.
Provides Structural 3-D Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Modeling Engineering Support
Applies a thorough knowledge of 3-D Modeling processes and specifications, and an in-depth understanding of the use of the current version plus the last three versions of Siemens NX modeling software as well as Siemens Team Center. This will be necessary to establish and maintain consistency of solid model product design, tolerances, component management processes, and use. Creates and/or modifies solid models to A-10 specifications. Participates in Government reviews, meetings, and working groups, as applicable, and in Government and industry teams for the resolution of complex drafting and design issues. Supports the A-10 SPO by researching and resolving technical issues related to the 3-D CAD modeling of aircraft structural parts, assemblies and installations. The emphasis is on core knowledge dealing with CAD modeling as applied to design and manufacturing issues for aerospace production and long-term sustainment and reuse of the 3-D engineering data. The following items are typical structural components for which 3-D CAD services shall be necessary: sheet metal parts, machined parts, composite parts, bulkheads, frames, spars, and other parts, as needed. Additionally, all definition for these parts and assemblies are contained within the CAD models as Model-only Based Definitions (MBD) and Team Center Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) database. All work performed shall be coordinated with the A-10 Technical Leads who are the Government focal for all technical decisions for their respective area of responsibility.
Maintains detailed knowledge of aircraft 3-D CAD modeling practices and the A-10 SPO CAD modeling software to provide direction to the A-10 SPO, A-10 Contractors, the A-10 Depot, A-10 Commodities Support, and Defense Logistics Agency on proper modeling and use of A-10 Aircraft structural 3-D CAD models of components and assemblies.
Directs A-10 3-D CAD modeling efforts to ensure that models created or procured are modeled correctly and are useable by the A-10 SPO for long-term sustainment. Validates all CAD models that will be used for engineering definition of A-10 parts or assemblies against A-10 CAD modeling specification and standard NX modeling practices.
Creates, validates and maintains "Master" A-10 Loft Surfaces that are critical for proper placement of all major aircraft structural components and assemblies. Creates and validates derived surfaces to be used to support parts production.
Creates, validates, and maintains "Master" A-10 interchangeable interfaces data in the 3- D dataset that was previously defined by "control media per MIL-I-8500" in legacy 2-D environment.
Maintains the A-10 3-D Model Based Definition (MBD) practices. Research latest proposed changes to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.41, "Digital Product Definition Data Practices" to ensure A-10 model only practices are consistent with future practices.
Creates, validates, and maintains 3-D parts library of structural hardware used to model the A-10. Update model library when new components are used.
Creates 3-D models of aircraft parts and assemblies to support integration of solid models into existing A-10 engineering data packages. Create 3-D models from legacy data to support integration efforts. Create 3-D engineering data packages for incorporation into both 2-D legacy engineering data packages and 3-D MBD (model only) engineering data packages used to support the A-10 aircraft. Update 2-D legacy engineering drawings with PixEdit raster editing tools and/or NX CAD. Link 2-D legacy engineering package in JEDMICS to the 3-D models in Team Center.
Develops 3-D "Build-to-Packages" engineering data packages for MBD from Enhanced Wing Assembly (EWA) 3-D models and PLM databases to support spare parts procurement.
Develops proper 3-D CAD assembly linking relationship methods between detail parts and assemblies for proper assembly management. Change methods and update models in A-10 database if methods or software changes.
Ensures that the A-10 aircraft subsystem 3-D models are accounted for in the structural installations and de-conflicted correctly.
Resolves identified 3-D CAD technical issues with software vendors, A-10 contractors, or the A-10 CAD-using communities to ensure A-10 CAD models are useable for their intended purpose.
Coordinates with A-10 CM to ensure CAD models are maintained and controlled in the A- 10 PLM database. Determines proper database attributes necessary to maintain 3-D data.
Creates and implements a data update plan consistent with SAE ARP 9034, "A Process Standard for the Storage, Retrieval and Use of Three-Dimensional Type Design Data”.
Creates status reports and develop detailed planning of CAD project.

Establishes and maintains effective professional working relationships with co-workers, and customers.
Follows policies and procedures as described in corporate manuals and directives.
Attends work each day during scheduled work hours unless on approved travel or time off.
Performs occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required (see WORKING CONDITIONS below).
Works flexible hours, including occasional overtime.
Carry’s out other duties as may be assigned or requested.
Submits monthly status reports and other information as requested
Complies with requirements of the contract’s Visitor Group Security Agreement (VGSA).
Prepares CDRL inputs including the Task Order’s Monthly Status Report.
Completes required Government and PESystems training and certifications.

Perform occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required.
Work is performed indoors with some potential risks to safety and health hazards related to electronics.

A Senior labor category shall have a minimum of 15 years of experience and an accredited (such as ABET) Bachelor’s degree in engineering. A Senior labor category typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently. A Senior labor category may oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
Normally, this position would have a minimum of 10 years' of dedicated solid modeling experience and a MA/MS degree. A Senior labor category may oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
Must obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the required level.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard (Customer specified) applications.
Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Physical Skills and Abilities:
May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
Requires visual acuity to use a keyboard and monitor.
PESystems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for Employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status and disability (including physical or mental disability as well as pregnancy) veteran status or any other status protected by Federal State or local law.