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Manufacturing Textile and Protective Equipment Engineer

Posting Date: 5/26/2017
Job Number: 1134637
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Shift: 1st
Security Clearance Status:                 Active
Security Clearance Type: Secret
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time
Travel: 25%

Join our team and work directly to support our Soldiers (PEO Soldier SETA)

NCI: As one of the DoD Manufacturing / Textile Engineer ( Functional Engineer ), you will support the Product Manager for PEO Soldier Protective Equipment (PdM SPE) at Fort Belvoir, VA. You will be a part of a team responsible for analyzing results of ballistic and non-ballistic testing to ensure soldier protective equipment efficiencies. NCI is always seeking talent and although this position is contingent upon an open position, we encourage you to apply.

Highlights of Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for a portfolio of protective products, such as:
    • Soft body armor,
    • Hard body armor,
    • Head protection, 
    • Ballistic eyewear.
  • Provide technical expertise or specialty engineering in Acquisition Systems Engineering and systems standards, military operations, program analysis, requirements analysis, program planning and cost analysis.
  • Perform design, development, fabrication, testing, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Manage the activities of the group and help keep personnel on track to achieve project objectives including coordinating activities involving application or implementation of recommendations.
  • Act as an internal resource for project team leader in the analysis, evaluation, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of products, processes, and systems.
  • Provide assistance in acquisition, program, and project management as needed but focus mainly on systems engineering work as it pertains to the SPE portfolio of protective equipment.
  • Investigate and resolve problems, and interface with other functions and outside personnel.
  • Focus on support development and subsequent improvement of management processes and tools pertaining to the soft armor protective equipment program.
  • Tasks may include:
    • Engineering assignments and projects involving research,
    • Product development, 
    • Design and testing.
  • Identify and analyze situations and/or issues, consider options, develop solutions, and decide on, implement and monitor appropriate solutions.
  • Participate in the development of design standards and recommend modifications, and participate in organizational initiatives with various teams.
  • Provide mission oriented, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Present research and recommendations in both oral and written format.
  • Ability to generate and desire to communicate innovative ideas in a collaborative environment.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance.
  • Bachelors in directly related field (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science).
  • 5 years experience with DoD 5000.02 Acquisition processes OR within a Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Textile Engineering and/or Manufacturing.
  • Competence in MS Office tools.
  • May require up to 25% travel to various lab and production sites.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience in life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Experience working in a military environment.

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It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. 

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