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Electronic Field Engineer (Ordnance Dept.)

Government and Military

Engineer, Aerospace


Kekaha, Hawaii, United States

Amentum is seeking an Electronic Field Engineer for a position on Kauai, HI. Supporting the Ordnance Department, the candidate is responsible for ensuring Quality Control & Assurance processes are in place throughout Launch/Ordnance Systems, that they reflect best practices, are followed by the department Technicians, and are maintained in current state as process improvements are identified. Maintain a close partnering and collaborative relationship with the PMRF Launch/Ordnance Government Task Manager (GTM) Staff along with the Contract Task Manager (CTM)/Supervisor on all department task and support initiatives.


  • Assists the PMRF Launch Systems Engineer in managing system configuration, design, integration, installation, modification, and validation testing.
  • Provide Quality Control oversight and inspection of Launch/Ordnance tasks such as ordnance handling, torpedo post-op maintenance, hazardous waste/toxic material work, missile/target build-up, launch operations, fire control system configuration/certification, and launcher system configuration/certification.
  • Provide Quality Assurance for Launch System Certification, Interface Control Document (ICD) configuration and changes authorized by the Government Task Manager (GTM).
  • Provide pre-launch certification and documentation including lightning-grounding system tests, weight testing, launcher/rail alignment checks and visual inspections for corrosion or any other deficiency noted.
  • Coordinate and communicate all QA/QC tasks with the Launch/Ordnance department Supervisor and provide written feedback to the Supervisor.
  • Develop system requirements, procedures, checklists, testing and verification guidance which insure a smooth and effective transition between tasks and different disciplines involved from start thru completion.
  • Support configuration development and studies.
  • Specify and procure components and materials.
  • Assist PMRF GTM’s with development activities regarding recommended approaches, concept of operations, schedule, and cost estimation.
  • Manage Contract Task Orders that are assigned to schedule and budget.
  • Manage subcontractors as needed.
  • Perform as second to department Contract Task Manager (CTM)/Supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Perform duties as ISSO (Information System Security Office) for Launch Ordnance systems.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • General Office & Laboratory Environment with occasional field assignments
  • Extended operational hours and occasional weekend/holiday activity during periods of surge mission support
  • Must be able to lift, carry, install, and remove electronic and mechanical equipment and other support systems.
  • Lifting 25-50 lbs.
  • Work positions requirements: walking, standing, crawling, kneeling. Cramped, sitting, and repeated stooping or frequent stair climbing.
  • Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs.
  • Customer contact, extended workday, confined work area, office laboratory, and field assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or similar discipline from an accredited College.
  • Equivalent years of experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, or launch vehicle mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Strong mechanical design, integration, and systems engineering skills are required.
  • Possesses knowledge of QC and QA processes for launch ordnance, system configuration, design, installation, modification, and validation testing.
  • Five years of experience with two or more of the following areas is required: igniter/initiator, motor ignition systems, assembly/installation of launch vehicle systems, solids/ordnance/pyrotechnic devices, dynamic testing, contingency planning, and execution of launch operations is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with DoD experiments, testing, along with scientific instruments and integrated engineering tools is a plus.

Security Clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret US Government Clearance. Note: US Citizenship is required to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. Applicants selected either must currently possess a Secret clearance or will be subject to a US Government Security Investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain clearance prior to commencement of employment and maintain a security clearance for access to classified information or Closed/Restricted Areas throughout duration of employment.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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