Field Engineer (THAAD - AUG)

El Paso, TX
Work Type: Hybrid
  • Job Category: Maintenance & Repair
  • Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: ALS00468

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Akima Logistics Services (ALS) provides the full spectrum of logistics services, ranging from performance-based and integrated logistics services (PBL & ILS), sustainment planning, material management, warehousing, and distribution to vehicle and equipment maintenance including legacy aircraft maintenance, sustainment, and transition support. ALS is also a major provider of role-player and foreign language speaking training support at U.S. Army installations across the nation. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary:

The candidate will function as a CONUS-Augmentation Field Engineer with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile Defense System. As support personnel, you will be ready to deploy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in support of any surge operations or extended absences with any of the permanent Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) personnel. You will be capable of temporarily fulfilling any CLS position when needed. When not deployed to KSA, you will remain CONUS supporting other KSA tasks, which includes the support in the training of KSA CLS personnel in preparation for their deployment. Additionally, you will support as follows until deployed: System Integration and Check Out (SICO), out of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, and support the KSA Logistics Operations Center (KLOC), out of Huntsville, Alabama. You will assist the customer in the operation and maintenance of the THAAD Fire Control & Communication (TFCC) Systems and THAAD Launching Station in accordance with established Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Technical Manuals (TMs), policies, procedures, and processes. The candidate will be a member of a support team and will perform all duties under direct supervision and cross-train to gain proficiency working with other elements of the THAAD system.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Candidate could be deployed to any KSA THAAD site as required.

  • Sustainment Operations

    • Provide field and sustainment level maintenance support to KSA THAAD Fire Units.

    • Support the System Integration and Check Out (SICO) from White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico.

    • Support the customer in managing and monitoring the maintenance and sustainment program to include scheduling services, system upgrades, and modifications.

    • Assist with training KSA maintainer/operators in accordance with the CLS training program.

    • Perform all maintenance actions and failure troubleshooting that are above the level of the Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (EOM) to include but not limited to: software, hardware, interconnecting cabling, electrical system, and networks.

    • Create, update, and complete Maintenance Actions within allotted time and verify completeness and accuracy of maintenance reports.

    • Demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending electrical and mechanical drawings.

    • Identify issues, develop, and submit investigation reports to assist program engineers with design changes.

    • Maintain and sustain THAAD Training Devices and related software.

    • Handle and inspect electrostatic sensitive devices.

    • If required, the ability to work in an austere environment with limited western amenities.

  • Additional Logistics Center Duties

    • Support remote maintenance activities.

    • Supply support requirements for fielded THAAD batteries.

    • Monitor and report operations, battery status, readiness optimization, supply-chain-status.

    • Provide administration functions in support of THAAD KSA Batteries.

    • Monitor levels of critical parts; report inventory levels to senior managers, and recommend parts allocation.

    • Qualification as a member of a missile transport team and a Missile Surveillance test team.

    • Coordinate Engineering reach-back support of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Field Service Representative (FSR) maintenance activities.

    • Gather, maintain, analyze, and store sustainment data.

    • Validate accuracy, consistency, and completeness of Maintenance Actions submitted by FSRs.

    • Research maintenance procedures and provide documentation.

    • Coordinate field level cooperation among deployed CLS Teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years Air Defense technician experience with field & sustainment operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs.

  • U.S citizenship.

  • Able to obtain U.S. Passport.

  • Must possess an active security clearance SECRET level or higher.

  • Must pass a background check to include criminal and credit.

  • Able to meet the requirements for residence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with THAAD or Patriot System(s).

  • Comp TIA Security Certified.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

  • Ability to establish and maintain networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, IP address schemes).

  • Working knowledge of Unix and Linux.

  • Basic electrical / mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics.

  • Ability to apply fault detection / fault isolation procedures.

  • Basic understanding of hydraulic operations.

  • Basic understanding of the Army Supply System.

  • Ability to apply appropriate Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation.

  • Ability to manage and account for inventory.

  • Knowledge or experience with U.S. Army Material Maintenance Management.

  • Experience in Mideast/Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) providing sustaining and/or training support.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and the Microsoft Office Suite..

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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