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Field Engineer (THAAD Fielded Batteries)

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Work Where it Matters

Akima Logistics Services (ALS), an Akima company, is not just another federal logistics contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ALS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , ALS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , ALS delivers aviation logistics and supply chain services to the Department of Defense and federal civilian government.

As an ALS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

ALS is looking for a Field Engineer to work in Huntsville, AL. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

The successful candidate will function as a CONUS-Field Engineer with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile Defense System. The candidate will assist the customer in monitoring and providing reach-back support for the THAAD Fire Control & Communication (TFCC) Systems and THAAD Launching Stations maintained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The candidate will validate accuracy, consistency, and completeness of Maintenance Actions in accordance with established Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Technical Manuals (TMs), policies, procedures, and processes. The candidate will provide UAE Logistics Operations Center (ULOC) support for the THAAD fielded batteries. The candidate will be ready to deploy to UAE in support of any surge operations or extended absences with any of the permanent Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) personnel. You will be capable of temporarily fulfilling any CLS position when needed. The candidate will be a member of a support team and will perform all duties under direct supervision and cross-train to gain proficiency working with other elements of the THAAD system.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Candidate would maintain a deployable status in support of UAE deployed fixed sites
  • Sustainment Operations
  • Provide on-site Information Technology support and troubleshooting, to include the replacement for failed items
  • Assist in maintaining training tactical equipment and training devices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Identify issues, develop, and submit investigation reports to assist program engineers with design changes
  • Perform all duties under minimal supervision and cross train to gain proficiency working with all elements of the THAAD system
  • Logistical Operations
  • Monitor and report operations, battery status, readiness optimization, and supply-chain-status’s
  • Provide administrative functions in support of THAAD Fielded
  • Monitor levels of critical parts; report inventory levels to senior managers, and recommend parts allocation
  • Coordinate Engineering reach-back support of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Field Service Representative (FSR) maintenance activities
  • Gather, maintain, analyze, and store sustainment data
  • Receive and post THAAD system data to classified or unclassified Automated Information Systems (AISs) for analysis by component engineering personnel
  • UAE Batteries
  • Coordinate field level cooperation among deployed CLS Teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years technician experience with field & sustainment operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs
  • Able to meet deployment requirements for UAE
  • Must possess an active security clearance SECRET level or higher
  • Must pass a background check to include criminal and credit
  • Must possess a valid U.S. Passport with no restrictions on travel
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the THAAD or Patriot System(s)
  • CompTIA Security Certified
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics
  • Basic understanding of the Army Supply Chain
  • Ability to apply fault detection and fault isolation procedures
  • Working knowledge of Unix and Linux
  • Ability to establish networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, IP address schemes)
  • Basic electrical/mechanical aptitude
  • Basic understanding of hydraulic systems

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Engineering/Design

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Organization: ALS

Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret

Shift: Day Job

Work Type: On-Site

Req ID: ALS00498