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THAAD Field Engineer

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:

The successful candidate will function as a Field Engineer with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile Defense System. The candidate will work out of Huntsville, Alabama, and assist the customer with monitoring and providing reach-back support for the THAAD Fire Control & Communication (TFCC) Systems and THAAD Launching Stations which are maintained by the USG Fire Units. 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 THAAD Logistics Operations Center (TLOC) support for the THAAD fielded batteries.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Sustainment Operations
  • Provide Post-Production support for validation and verification of IETM’s using Government provided equipment to include User System Operator Trainer (USOT) and float assets
  • Provide on-site Information Technology support and troubleshooting, to include the replacement for failed items
  • Assist in maintaining training tactical equipment and training devices
  • Provide Post-Production support to the THAAD Tabletop Trainer
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending electrical and mechanical drawings
  • 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 Army Batteries
  • 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
  • Inspect Item Unique Identification (IUID) labels and replace missing labels
  • Coordinate and track reviews of system data by engineers and provide feedback to the THAAD Program Office (TPO) for further dissemination to the warfighter
  • Submit parts requests and coordinate Global Supply Chain nodes for requisitions
  • Coordinate field level cooperation among deployed CLS Teams


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years technician experience with field & sustainment operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs
  • Ability to manage and account for inventory
  • Must possess and maintain a SECRET clearance
  • Must pass a background check to include criminal and credit
  • Must possess (or able to obtain) 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)
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics
  • Basic understanding of the Army Supply Chain
  • Ability to apply fault detection and fault isolation procedures

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. 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, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, 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, 25% of the time

Organization: ALS - Akima Logistics Services

Clearance: SECRET

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8291