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Explosive Detection System Test Engineer

Company:
Catapult Staffing
Location:
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Salary:
market rate
Posted:
November 16, 2018

Description:

6-9 months contract with potential to be hired on full time for a Explosive Detection System Test Engineer in Columbus, OH or anywhere (90-95% travel)

***Candidates must have DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain TSA Suitability***

Work Schedule: 90-95% travel (mostly within the US but occasionally could go to location like Guam, St. Thomas, etc.)

Monday: Travel Day and will receive a work order with the location they will be at, test team info, etc.

Tuesday – Thursday: Meet the team on Tuesday and do testing through Thursday

Friday: Travel home

Anticipated Hours: 30-40hrs week. Candidate must be flexible. There could be times where they start doing the testing at a location which would require some additional work to be done by the site representatives so they may have to travel back to that site once additional work is completed. There also may be times where they could run into errors and it may take longer onsite than expected. Client is anticipating no more than 40hrs/wk but there are occasions where it could go above. There’s typically no testing during Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s so they will be off at that time. The only way they would need to work a holiday is if they have a work order that has to be completed before the new year.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client is seeking a Field Test Engineer to support the research, development, test and evaluation of security systems and technology for both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This is a full time position and the selected candidate may work remotely.

• Primary responsibilities include providing fielded support to the test and evaluation of both standalone and integrated Explosive Detection System (EDS) devices and associated Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) interfaces.

• Responsible for supporting test execution at test sites in a variety of capacities, including data collection, reconciliation, and analysis.

• Additional responsibilities can include handling and insertion of test articles, observation of system/component performance, and application of various technical tools and equipment to conduct testing.

• Candidate will also be responsible for receiving and maintaining badges for access to restricted areas at multiple airports.

• Technical areas applicable to this role include non-intrusive inspection and associated scientific disciplines, physical security applications, command & control integration, human factors, operations research, statistics, electrical/mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.

• Familiarity with EDS/BHS systems and integration is strongly desired.

• Candidates must have leadership qualities that allow them to effectively lead small test teams in airport environments.

• When leading a team the candidate will ensure that established process are followed and results are accurately reported within assigned timelines.

Responsibilities:

• Review equipment/PLC Program to ensure everything is working correctly.

• Providing upgrades to EDS equipment or implementing a new system.

• Review Automated systems (checkpoints/baggage claim)

• Experience with Word, PowerPoint, Access

• Great communication skills written/oral (will be working with teams of 5-15 people)

• Experience writing technical reports

Work will be performed remotely, with nearly 100% travel. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills. Additionally, candidates should also have strong computer skills including the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

1. The candidate must have at least a BS in engineering, operations research, mathematics, or physical science from an accredited college or university or 8 years of experience with testing and evaluation of equipment.

2. Sole US Citizenship with a DOD Secret Security Clearance and willing to obtain TSA Security Suitability.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

1. Experience with Checked Baggage Technologies, specifically Explosive Detection Systems (EDS), as well as Baggage Handling Systems (BHS).

2. Experience working within an airport environment.

3. Experience with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code.

4. Already possess TSA Security Suitability.