Integration & Assembly Engineering Lead (RVBN)

Albuquerque, NMThe Air Force Research Laboratory’s Atomic Long-Range Systems Branch (AFRL/RVBN) seeks a mid to senior career professional to lead the assembly of nuclear technology payloads and testbed flight bodies at a future integration complex.DO-04: $129,356 - $159,950, DR-02: $73,484 - $115,388, DR-03: $101,420 - $143,324

Job Overview

This job announcement will be accepting candidate submissions until 30 Nov 2023.
Resumes must be in DD/MM/YYYY format
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Atomic Long-Range Systems Branch (AFRL/RVBN) seeks a highly motivated and experienced mid to senior career professional to build and lead a dynamic team to conduct the assembly of nuclear technology payloads and testbed flight bodies at a future nuclear science and technology (S&T) integration complex on Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), New Mexico. RVBN provides system development and integration capabilities for USAF nuclear S&T.
Position duties include but are not limited to:
• Provides hands-on technical leadership to a diverse team of DOD/DOE engineers, technologists, and technicians
• Defines, leads, and executes the integration of developmental technology into flight bodies and other test systems
• Works with the Integration, Experimentation, and Evaluation (IE&E) Lead in the development of new projects related to nuclear delivery vehicle design, bench-
   top development, mock-up/demo unit assembly, and instrumentation
• Develops and oversees unique procedures, documentation, and workflows
• Installs, calibrates, repairs, and uses a wide range of technical equipment
• Ensures deliverables are met with a high degree of quality, compliance, and safety
• Interfaces heavily with engineering, contractors, external stakeholders, and the IE&E lead on project requirements/capability development, planning,
   operations, and delivery
• Plans and executes training and integration projects with interagency partners and stakeholders 
• Fosters collaboration with DOD partners and stakeholders as well as DOE/NNSA National laboratories.


Yes, this position is eligible for telework opportunities; as determined by agency policy

Maximum Telework Flexibilities: The duty location for this position is listed below, however, this position is eligible for maximum telework flexibilities. Telework options can be negotiated and implemented after entrance on duty.

Kirtland AFB, NM

Remote Work (CONUS)

No, this position is not approved for remote work.

Required Qualifications

• US Citizenship
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in science, engineering or mathematics. 
• Significant experience in weapons, aerospace, or space systems assembly, research, and/or developmental operations
• Must be able to perform a variety of non-routine tasks and demonstrate considerable knowledge of electronic or mechanical systems, avionics, or 
   aerospace/weapons assembly
• Knowledge and use of test equipment
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics, and technical orders
• Experience leading a multi-disciplinary technical team
• Demonstrated ability to work both as part of a team and independently in a dynamic work environment
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately document, report, assess situations, and make informed judgments
• Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high explosives, radioactive materials, high voltage, or chemicals
• Applicants must currently hold, or have the ability to obtain a DOD TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications

• 5 (or more) years experience in:
• Nuclear enterprise stockpile activities such as LEPs, ALTs, JTAs, development testing, and/or assembly operations in development or War Reserve settings
• Management of high-consequence operations that include high explosives, radiological and electrical components
• Ability to coach and mentor early-career personnel in tooling and fixture design, weapon assembly and integration, hazardous material handling practices,
   fundamental engineering practices, and high-consequence operational skills

(Req. No: 66435)