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Field Engineering Representative (FER)

Yuma, AZ 85365

Posted: 06/03/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 42009 Pay Rate: 32.00

Job Description

About the Role
  • The Field Test Contactor Field Engineering Representative (FER) may interact with the customer and engineering to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret testing for the Abrams, Stryker, MPF Program products, systems, subsystems, components, engineering change orders, and modifications. Testing includes Contractor, USG Developmental Test (DT), and Operational Testing (OT). 
  • The FER must be familiar with Operator and Maintenance level tasks for tracked and wheeled platforms.  FER will perform direct platform level troubleshooting associated with software and hardware issues\failures to keep the vehicle available for testing, utilizing all available technical documentation (Team Center, TM’s, IETMS, iads, EBOM, BOM, C mod, ECO, GDV, Op Sheets, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings). 
  • FER may conduct real time direct phone calls to Reliability, Safety, Systems, and Subsystems Engineering to resolve all issues associated with troubleshooting hardware and software related incidents, test failures, vehicle configuration, installation of modification & ECO hardware, and integration of hardware.
  • Test support includes but is not limited to the following USG Test Sites: APG, YPG, EPG, WSMR, RTC, CRTC, and DPG.
Responsibilities to Anticipate for this role
  • FER is also responsible for generating daily progress reports including Engineering Logs, and Universal Incident Reports (UIR).
  • FER must be familiar with Systems Engineering, Sub Systems Engineering, and Reliability and integration concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Additionally, FER must be familiar with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, software, and fire control systems. Relies on extensive experience and technical judgment relating to operation and performance of Tracked & Wheeled Military vehicles to plan and support aggressive test schedules.
  • FER will guide/direct mechanics, drivers, USG Test Directors, data collectors, soldiers, and additional crew members during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Additionally, the FER will be responsible for all other duties assigned.  Test support includes but is not limited to the following USG Test Sites: APG, YPG, EPG, WSMR, RTC, CRTC, DPG.

Qualifications Sought
  • Must have excellent Customer Service skills.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience operating/maintaining military wheeled or tracked vehicles. A vehicle maintenance background is preferred.
  • Must have 3-5 years of USG Developmental/Operational test experience and/or a combination of military experience and USG Test experience.
  • A secret security clearance (or NACI) is required.
  • Must meet ASR requirements.
  • Write and submit technical daily vehicle Test Engineering Logs.
  • Write and submit Field Problem Reports/Universal Incident Reports (UIR) for Hardware/Software Issues/Failures.
  • Provide subject matter expertise support and training to fielding team and USG testers as required.
  • Perform Field Diagnostics of faults and initiate Root Cause Corrective Analysis/Failure Analysis.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Will be required to lead, guide, and direct others with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot systemic performance issues for automotive and weapons systems and recommend viable solutions for the customer.
  • Must be technically competent using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT) and other computer software programs such as Team Center, Vis Mockup, iads, EMSNG.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel will be required approximately 30-40% of the time.

Meet Your Recruiter

Bill Maroney

Bill has been with The Panther Group since 2006.  He partners closely with his candidates to assist them in new roles within the Aerospace, DoD clients and Medical Device! 

In his spare time Bill enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid follower of golf.

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