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Electrical Engineer III

Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Fort Rucker
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Job Title

Electrical Engineer III

Location

FORT RUCKER, AL 36362 US (Primary)


Job Type

Full-time

Job Description

WORK SCHEDULE

40 hours per week. May work variable work hours to meet performance requirements (e.g., proposal and reporting deadlines, collaborations, and lab and field data collections), including occasional night and weekend hours.

SUMMARY

Provide technical engineering support for research, analysis, and investigations in supporting design, preparation, execution, and analysis of studies and experimentation; selecting, installing, and maintaining instrumentation; performing laboratory procedures, field studies, testing, and research activities; and other scientific and administrative tasks in fields such as electrical or biomedical engineering, injury biomechanics, biomechanics, or other related field with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilize principles of and integrate aspects of scientific, engineering, and medical fields to design, develop, and accomplish project goals, particularly data acquisition during experimentation. Provide support with all levels of instrumentation, equipment, data acquisition, and documentation, particularly engineering and technical aspects, development of testing procedures and equipment, collection of data, assessment and mitigation of risks, and evaluation and maintenance of functionality and safety of unique research assets and facilities. Provide advanced instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis services related to the Injury Biomechanics RDT&E program, particularly related to PMHS or human research volunteers; material testing; biomedical instrumentation; ATDs; and data acquisition systems, software and research equipment, including the development of research and execution plans, novel designs, and analyses to address existing or newly defined research needs/gaps according to policy and procedures of USAARL. All aspects of RDT&E are included, such as Human Subject Research, Research Not Involving Human Subjects (RNIHS), animal and cadaveric studies, and Test and Evaluations. Supports research work plan and proposal development and execution by developing, maintaining, and recommending appropriate instrumentation and equipment (including specification requirements, design, fabrication, repair, and operational configurations), testing procedures, and data collection and analysis techniques to execute project goals. Provide scientific analytical, engineering problem solving, design efforts, and experienced-based solutions related to creating, measuring, and evaluating biomechanical, kinematic, and physiologic responses (including determining performance, bio-fidelity, injury risk, and human tolerance) for Soldier injury prevention through technical and scientifically sound policies and/or research and test plans to ensure quality, accuracy, reproducibility, and relevance of data/results (e.g., by developing and following Best Practice procedures, recording and documenting efforts and results, and properly handling and storing data). Provide engineering expertise in developing and writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) that will ensure scientific and sound engineering principles and safety procedures are implemented and followed per USAARL and MRMC approval process and existing policies. Such SOPs will be used during the execution of research protocols and research/test plans that may include volunteers, cadaveric specimens, animals, and/or other biological/biomedical and non-biological materials and devices, such as PPE. Such SOPs may include the operation of data acquisition, instrumentation, mechanical material characterization equipment, and impact devices. Provide engineering expertise in analyzing and evaluating ongoing research through data and documentation, which may be self-prepared or prepared by others and can include in-house materials, internal government documentation/data, and public-released data/documentation related to equipment performance, instrumentation and data acquisition specifications, human response, laboratory, and/or field injury biomechanics exposures. Provide engineering expertise in preparing for classical and injury biomechanics research studies, including collaborative work with industrial and academic partners, design work for fabrication of biomechanical test equipment/devices, troubleshooting instrumentation and other equipment necessary for research purposes, and selection and justification of materials/supplies/equipment necessary for successful injury biomechanics research. Provide reliable, timely, and quality engineering services in a team environment to industrial, military, academic customers in meeting customer, project, and/or program timelines through the testing and/or research life cycle (development and execution of test plans and protocols, analysis of laboratory, field, and theater data, analysis and documentation of findings related to injuries and/or PPE). Under the direction of a study PI, Team Chief, and Group Leadership, manage and develop data instrumentation, test equipment, data acquisition systems, and associated methodology and training to support high quality data collection for various RDT&E projects with experienced and inexperienced personnel. Within a RDT&E team, actively conduct (hands-on) PMHS research, volunteer research, quality assurance, data analysis, BSL-2 good laboratory practice, and support publication of project findings. Support protocol documentation, interim and final reports, presentations, papers, and other documentation on research progress and findings with quality data, analysis, and presentation and interpretation of such data. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequent sitting, standing, walking, lying down or to be or remain in a position or state of inactivity. Lift and carry 50 lbs. individually and as a part of a team lift and carry operation; use hand tools to assemble and disassemble equipment, instrumentation, and test devices; climb and descend equipment, test devices, military vehicles, steps, or ladders. It is Katmais business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in an office and /or laboratory setting.Laboratory environment includes human testing, so exposure may include but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogens, bio-hazardous waste, chemicals, fumes, vapors, communicable diseases, etc. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors Degree in engineering related field such as electrical, biomedical, mechanical, biomechanics, physics, etc. Must have a minimum 6 years of experience in programming, data acquisition, instrumentation, kinematic and video motion capture, and use of MATLAB. Knowledge of commonly-used and advanced concepts, practices, standards, and procedures within electrical engineering, biomedical instrumentation, signal analysis, data acquisition, and mathematics as demonstrated through a relevant engineering degree and coursework from an ABET accredited program and demonstrates experience and skill with a large variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Demonstrated experience with most of the following research tool groupings: human volunteer protections, numerical analysis, blast, impact, and/or mechanical testing devices,personnel protective equipment (PPE),mathematical analysis software (MATLAB), high speed imaging and analysis tools, instrumentation (load cells, accelerometers, pressure gauges, etc.), data acquisition equipment (high rate, high quality), biomechanical research and testing with demonstrated injury biomechanics research; PMHS (post mortem human specimen) research and data, and/or with ATDs (Anthropomorphic Test Devices).
SPECIAL SKILLS
Must be able to read, understand and execute techniques and procedures within the quality standards and timelines prescribed by the research plan. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and initiatives at one time. Good written communication skills and a solid understanding of Government contracting and the professional services industry. Good computer skills with advanced knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills and detail oriented. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality. Proven ability to exercise mature judgment specifically in recognizing and respecting the confidential nature of corporate and personnel matters.
TRAVEL

May travel CONUS or OCONUS to conduct RDT&E, attend working groups meetings, training, workshops, conferences or other relevant meetings. Expectation of multiple data collections per year.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/
We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration

Keywords: Katmai Government Services, Montgomery , Electrical Engineer III, Other , Fort Rucker, Alabama

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