BAE Systems Propulsion Systems Engineer in Vandenberg AFB, California

Job Description

BAE Systems employees serve on the forefront of our nation s defense program.BAE Systems is looking for well qualified professionals to join our team for an exciting opportunity to support the readiness and sustainment of the USAF Minuteman III (MMIII) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program.It is America s only dedicated ICBM Test Range professionally executing tests that accurately measure the current and future capability of the nation s ICBM force.This mission helps to establish accuracy and reliability planning factors under operational conditions, detects changes in weapon system accuracy and reliability, identifies areas for weapon system modification or improvement, and verifies operational effectiveness and suitability through demonstration.This position will directly support the MMIII ICBM program through operational test launch preflight planning, launch support and post launch analysis.We offer our team of experienced, professional employees, an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.

Essential Functions:

1.Provide engineering & technical support for solid stage booster propulsion systems.

2.Provide engineering & technical support for liquid propulsion system rocket engines.

3.Provide support analysis for hardware receipt inspections, hardware and software processing and system integration, launch preparation and test data evaluation.

4.Support MMIII operational test launch preflight mission planning, test launch meetings, post launch flight assessment, and analysis discussions.

5.Prepare and publish prelaunch processing reports, missile test data, white paper briefing material, quick-look evaluations and vehicle performance reports.

6.Be responsible for MMIII prelaunch processing tasks which include monitoring processing operations, verifying missile test data, evaluating downstage data, developing missile downstage performance criteria and provide weapon system analysis.

7.Monitor weapon system performance utilizing various weapon system monitoring equipment.

8.Develop test plans and procedures and review test documentation as required.

9.Be able to evaluate telemetry data for accuracy and provide analysis on performance of downstage booster that impacts operational force readiness.

10.Maintain MMIII historical booster data and perform comparison data analysis of subsystems.

11.Must understand MMIII telemetry requirements, work with analog measurements, discrete data, digital data, and operational ground/flight computer words and have an ability to perform derived data products produced from IRIG Chapter 10 telemetry files.

12.Perform other duties as required.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

BS/MS in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution or10 years of directly related ICBM or Launch experience.

Note: Minimum education and experience.May substitute equivalent experience, training and/or certifications for the degree.

Must be detailed oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently

Must be able to operate under a timeline driven process environment and able to solve problems relatively quickly and supportive IAW USAF technical directives

Must possess good verbal and written technical communication skills

Continuously strive to maintain and enhance the technical reputation of BAE Systems with customers and industry

Eligible candidates must be able to acquire and hold a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Skills and Education

Western Range IRIG chapter 10 telemetry standards is highly desired. Must be able to work reliably with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MatLab and MM telemetry IRIG chapter 10 software tools. Strong familiarity with military protocol, technology, technical data and ICBM's.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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