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Engineering Technician (Mechanical)

The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) provides comprehensive test and training both real and simulated for the Department of Defense and Industry partners. The team provides expert knowledge and technical services including instrumentation application, facility operations, manufacturing and fabrication; testing emerging technologies; and develops leading edge instrumentation and test methodologies.

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Salary Range: $60,613 - $97,429

Clearance Required: Secret

*Must be a U.S. Citizen

Job Responsibilities:
As an Engineering Technician (Mechanical) the employee performs experimental fabrication and design assignments in connection with testing, research, development and field support of automotive components, materials and systems; land and sea based weapons components, materials, and systems; test facilities, components and assemblies; and items of similar nature. Serves as a project leader within the Experimental Fabrication Team. As such will provide the assigned work group goals, objectives, technical guidance and directions. Reviews, plans and organizes, as required, all phases of the assigned project taking the customer’s requirements into consideration.

  • Evaluate alternative fabrication methods and manufacturing processes, surface finishes and hardness requirements, and specified dimensions and tolerances, clearances, fits, weights, etc.
  • Review designs, engineering drawings, specifications/standards, bill of materials, etc. to determine fabrication operations and methods involved, equipment/processes to be applied, time required to complete each task, order of manufacturing operations, and material types and quantities based on program requirements/constraints.
  • Monitor status of work in process as it pertains to compliance with customer’s requirements (i.e., performance, schedule, resources, budgetary compliance, quality, etc.).
  • Participate in multiple assignments, leads and supports team members in accomplishment of the team’s goals and objectives, and independently follows up and reports progress on each to the Experimental Fabrication Team Supervisor.
  • Must be able to instruct and/or assist fellow employees in the set-up and operation of all equipment.
  • Perform welding on fixtures using the following processes; gas tungsten arc weld, gas metal arc welding, pulsed gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.
  • Must be able to work with both English Standard and Metric systems of measure, converting freely between systems as needed.
  • Provide technical support to requests for field support/failures.
  • Prepares, documents and maintains information IAW QA requirements on each assigned project such as equipment used, procedures followed, results obtained, etc., for review by the Experimental Fabrication Team Supervisor.

Job Qualification:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience understanding the standard welding symbols and terminology; experience with various welding processes to include Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse, Shield Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding; and diagnosing, identifying, and repairing common welding equipment malfunctions.

Travel Requirements: up to 10%