Engineering/Metrology Technician 2 - ERC

Engineering Research
 Huntsville, AL

For more than 30 years, ERC has been delivering the advantage needed to solve our customers’ and the nation’s toughest challenges. A trusted partner to the Defense and Space communities. We provide the advanced engineering, innovative technology, and subject-matter expertise to deliver the mission results our customers need to keep the nation safe and secure. Our unique solutions enhance readiness, optimize performance, and help ensure success in the air, on the ground and in space.

An essential part of our success is our corporate culture built on respect, empowerment, and collaboration. Our culture elevates our people, ensuring they provide best-in-class service and solutions to our customers. We always strive to do the right thing. We believe that are our people are our best asset and human connection our greatest strength.

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Your role:

In your role as an Engineering Metrology Technician, you will perform Mass Properties Measurements (weight, center of gravity, moments of inertia) on various test items and flight hardware fielded by the Army. You will modify test items and fixtures to support ongoing testing. Operate CMM and other various metrology instruments (gauges, calipers, micrometers, optical comparator and dimensional verification equipment). Collects, collates, and reports data results in required formats. Performs basic maintenance and calibration on inspection equipment. You will directly support the Climatic Test Division with various weapon and missile systems in support of the Redstone Wide Engineering Support Services (RWESS) contract.

What you'll do all day:

  • Work as part of a team of Engineering Technicians in the NDT group.
  • Use your skills in a hands-on environment working with quality work procedures and safety documents in order to complete task as assigned.
  • Participate in daily safety meeting, Test safety risk assessments (TSRA), and posttest reviews.
  • Support other areas within our division as needed to meet test schedules and monthly goals for our customer.
  • Create and audit improvements to existing work procedures and safety pre-test documentation.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office products to assist and operate test equipment and associated components to collect data.
  • Communicate with engineers, technicians, and customers to discover and develop requirements with the goal of optimizing current and future goals and efficiencies.
  • Handling of munitions loading and unloading into test fixtures for project performance.
  • Overtime may be required as needed to complete projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You will love this job if you:

  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking
  • Have attention to detail in making precision measurements, calculating weights, and calculating center of gravity for test items.
  • Enjoy creating and implementing improvements to quality and safety programs continuously.
  • Appreciate working on varying tasks that are complex in scope.
  • Like hands-on work and not sitting at a desk all day, every day.

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • 3 years of applicable experience supporting engineering or testing of hardware in the appropriate area of specialization; or 2 years of applicable college/vocational/military/technical school and 1 year of applicable experience in the assigned specialty area
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs repetitively over the course of a workday.
  • OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training certification is a plus.
  • Ability to obtain explosive certification level II
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet schedule deadlines.
  • Willingness to work in extreme hot and cold environments in order to complete tasks on time.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Drug screen required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Government security clearance.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Associates degree in a technical field such as Machine Tool Technology, Aerospace Technology, and Mechanical Maintenance or Military experience is a plus
  • OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training certificate.
  • Previous experience as an Engineering Tech is a plus.
  • Experience operating a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), and other various Metrology instruments (i.e. gages, calipers, micrometers, optical comparator and dimensional verification equipment).
  • Preference will be given to those who possess a current Secret government security clearance.
  • Military experience related to ordinance handling and safety.
  • Must be able to understand and follow safety SOP and work procedures.
  • Must be a team player and active participant in a functional team.
  • Willingness to work across the contract on multiple projects with flexibility to schedule.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule.