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Electrical Engineer Journeyman at Jacobs

Electrical Engineer Journeyman

Jacobs Hill Air Force Base, UT Full-Time
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The Contractor shall provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of conventional munitions systems and components for EBH assigned programs, or test and training range systems and components for HBZ assigned programs. The Contractor shall execute tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle from requirements analysis through disposal of a system, with emphasis on sustainment of already fielded systems. In parallel, performance may also include support to the missions of international munitions sales agreements (EBH), international range systems sales agreements (HBZ), and foreign military sales, which requires knowledge of sustainment peculiarities in relation to foreign nation platforms and fielding capabilities.

Contractor personnel shall provide A&AS support to the Government on the following tasks:

- Conduct and support all engineering and technical activities required during the material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support phases of the systems acquisition process to include the following: o Requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and validation, transition, decision analysis, requirements management, risk management, interface management, and configuration management

o Development and preparation of all engineering and technical documentation that is an inherent part of the activities listed above (e.g. Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)), systems review and analysis with written reporting, briefing, and artifact development as required for all of the technical specialty areas defined in this section; and the planning and execution of all necessary technical reviews, assessments, and interchange meetings (e.g. Critical Design Review(CDR), Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), Reliability Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)) and associated artifacts (e.g. Critical Design Review entry and exit criteria)

- Implement robust processes to address the life-cycle requirements of each product support area

- Facilitate the transfer of information, lessons learned and best practices across all customers and contractors serviced under this task order within constraints of proprietary rights

- Demonstrate multidisciplinary teamwork whereby all appropriate technical disciplines are applied to satisfy identified needs

- Conduct systems architectural analyses to include system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment

- Produce architectures which assess users’ needs, document planned and existing systems intended to meet the needs, determine deficiencies, develop alternative solutions, recommend solutions to meet the deficiencies, and support development of a plan to implement the chosen solution

- Provide developmental planning support in evaluation of the military mission to be accomplished and related requirements documentation

- Assist in project workload development

- Compare the ability of existing and/or derivative existing systems to meet mission needs/requirements

- Detail operational requirements and functional interactions within the system and with other systems, considering life cycle costs, logistics supportability, human factors, et al, to determine if the basic building blocks of the system are defined in sufficient detail to support a development program effort

- Define technical performance/high risk tasks which will be important to measure and control during the course of a development effort

- Plan the integration of existing technology into appropriate engineering documents and acquisition and sustainment processes

- Assist in the planning of various forms of technology transfer projects, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRDAs), license and/or patent agreements, testing agreements and technical consulting.

- Assess mission needs and current armament capabilities and deficiencies to determine relative importance and potential pay-off of current and proposed statements of technology need.

- Identify potentially high payoff and technology-deficient areas to emphasize the more important technology developments for potential contribution to future armament capabilities.

- Conduct Analysis of Alternatives for munitions and munitions systems as required in support of the acquisition and sustainment process in compliance with DoD Directive 5000.1, DoD Instruction 5000.2 and Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation) guidelines o All models, tools, and methodology used for the analysis will be government approved and not contractor proprietary

o Requirements include best case analysis, which would support mission needs analysis and Analyses of Alternatives (AOA), comparative analysis, excursions analysis, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty analysis

- Translate DoD user requirements into system requirements for designing, developing, testing and evaluating systems and subsystems

- Maintain overall system design baseline (architecture and interoperability requirements)

- Perform reviews, studies, audits, evaluations and analyses and provide technical recommendations to the Government

- Provide engineering analysis of system training, training equipment and simulator requirements; prepare technical documentation; and provide engineering evaluation of equipment and simulator designs

- Conduct engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, producibility, reliability and maintainability, risk and scheduling trade-off studies

- Conduct simulation studies to evaluate all aspects of armament system development and acquisition to include but not be limited to system and component performance, engineering trade-offs, system effectiveness and logistics

- Conduct “make or buy” analyses for systems, subsystems and components of principal, support and test equipment

- Develop, evaluate, and execute systems test plans (such as test and evaluation master plan (TEMP)) and participate in the conduct of system, subsystem and component testing

- Conduct analyses of industrial base capabilities and capacities for support of munitions system development and acquisition

- Conduct and evaluate time and engineering cost estimates in support of research, development, test, training and acquisition of munitions related systems

- Perform engineering tasks concerned with definition of systems requirements and performance o Develop and utilize analytical and simulation analysis techniques to optimize system performance and/or system effectiveness; establish system sensitivities, define system parameters, evaluate hardware and validate flight test results in terms of overall system relationships and applications.

- Prepare and review program peculiar specifications for items, processes and materials

- Review, evaluate and monitor acquisition Contractor drawings for completeness, currency, technical accuracy and conformance to requirements, specifications, regulations and quality control

- Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in DODI 5000.02 & AF Sup 1; and recommend and prepare changes

- Provide engineering efforts on systems, products, or materials required to resolve technical or supportability deficiencies revealed in system testing, sustainment, maintenance, and operation.

- Apply Integrated Life Cycle Management Analysis and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve objectives by adapting and applying methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines.

- Provide direct support to various IPTs to perform engineering trade studies, requirements analysis, root cause analysis, design trade studies, evaluate the application of emerging technologies; and otherwise support, refine, improve, and document applied systems engineering principles/processes as they are applied in support of the Branch.

- Support integrated logistics support efforts, provisioning and source coding, maintenance data collection, technical order management, configuration management, analysis of Air Force Technical Order (AFTO) Form 22s, Technical Manual Change Recommendation and Reply, preparation of AFTO Form 252s, Technical Order Publication Change Request, evaluation of quality deficiency reports, and/or identification 

For Electrical Engineering support, Contractor personnel shall also provide A&AS support to the Government on the following additional tasks:

- Support product design, analysis, and testing in all areas of electro-technology applications such as analog and digital circuits and systems analysis; digital signal processing techniques and implementations; Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/ Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) analysis; Power supply evaluation; Radio frequency component analysis; Microcircuits (e.g., Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), microprocessors, memory circuits) evaluation; and, Radiation hardened electronic circuits analysis and evaluation

Education and Experience:

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and 3 years of experience. 

  • Secret DOD clearance required at time of hire.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting). Outside work may include various environmental conditions including warm and cold climates. Needs to be able to work well with co-workers, customer, and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Work site is located in Hill AFB, UT or other location.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to

complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


Regular hours will be between Monday – Friday 0700 - 1700. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

Jacobs is a global technology company, delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We test, operate, sustain, and secure critical infrastructures and weapons systems using unique technology application and agile software development capabilities to improve mission capability and operational readiness. Jacobs’ deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ]

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