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FORACS Engineer

Government and Military

Engineer, Aerospace


West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Amentum is currently searching for a FORACS Engineer to support the NATO FORACS project on WPB, FL. The NATO FORACS project's Mission is to provide NATO maritime forces with the opportunity to undergo comprehensive calibration of sensor, weapon, combat, communication and navigation systems​to clearly defined accuracy and performance standards. The project operates under the umbrella of the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). AUTEC supports Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments. The FORACS Electronics Engineer is responsible for supporting sensor accuracy testing on US and NATO surface ships, submarines, and helicopters for the AUTEC Project.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support testing of installed sensor on surface ships, submarines and helicopters.

  • Prepare equipment and board test vessels as scheduled.

  • Interact with shipboard personnel to achieve goals of the designated test.

  • Monitor shipboard and NFA personnel in equipment setup and operation to ensure quality of data collection.

  • Analyze data and produce reports in a timely manner to designated recipients.

  • Monitors shipboard personnel in equipment setup and operation to ensure quality of data collection.

  • Supervises the operation of acoustic target generation systems, radar transponders and EW simulator systems in a real-time test environment.

  • Ensures validity of data against data collection standards.

  • Installs, configures and operates computer network to support real time data collection.

  • Support engineering changes, prepare documentation, perform equipment modifications, and install and test new equipment.

  • Conduct special studies and prepare technical report regarding equipment performance and improvement.

  • Interfaces with naval officers and enlisted personnel to achieve goals of the designated test.

  • Participates in the development of specifications for new equipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field preferred.

  • U.S. Navy surface ship, submarine, and helicopter navigation and target sensor systems knowledge highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with naval shipboard operations, terminology, customs, traditions, and protocol.

  • Knowledge of acoustics theory, RF propagation theory, GPS tracking systems and computer networking.

  • Knowledge of U.S. Navy surface ship, submarine and helicopter navigation and target sensor systems.

  • Microsoft Office - expert skill level, including Word and Excel.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and passport.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.

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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