Engineering Technician (Platform Protection Group) – ERC

at Engineering Research
Location Huntsville, AL
Date Posted December 1, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Engineering Technician (Platform Protection Group)

Huntsville/Redstone Arsenal, AL

ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 1,800 employees and multiple contracts across the US.  We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. 

Your role:

In your role as an Engineering Technician, you will directly support the RTC/PM ASE Architecture for the Test and Evaluation of Hostile Fire Systems (RATH) & testing of Active Protection Systems (APS).

What you’ll do all day:

  • Operate various pieces of test and support equipment to include: power supplies, multimeters, video cameras, and data acquisition systems used in testing military weapon systems.
  • Assemble and/or install equipment or parts requiring complex wiring, soldering or connecting cable harnesses. 
  • Troubleshoot both mechanical, electrical power, and electrical control systems.
  • Learn how to operate and troubleshoot missile warning test equipment.
  • Work from schematics and verbal direction and execute test operations while ensuring all activities are done in compliance with safety guidelines.
  • Learn various computer hardware and software applications in order to perform the job.

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.
  • Appreciate working on varying tasks and not working one task for long periods of time.
  • Like hands-on work and not sitting at a desk all day, every day.
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians.
  • Are good at communicating with people.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Enjoy multitasking.

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One (1) year of applicable experience in engineering technical work with ability to take measurements using test instruments and computation.
  • Willing to work outdoors up to 60% of the time regardless of weather conditions, to include hot/humid conditions, cold conditions, heights, and around ammunition and explosives.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen and must possess, or be able to obtain and maintain, a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Be willing to work paid overtime hours and travel at least 30% of the year.
  • Be both mechanically as well as electrically inclined.
  • Must work well with others, have a strong work ethic, be a motivated self-starter, be well organized, and be on time to work.
  • Possess basic computer skills, to include the ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and the ability to prepare informal test reports.
  • Be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and must possess, or be capable of obtaining, a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance preferred.
  • Currently possess an active Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Five (5) years of applicable experience supporting engineering or testing of hardware in the appropriate area of specialization or two years of applicable college/vocational/military/technical school and three years of applicable experience in the assigned specialty area.
  • Prefer both mechanical and electrical experience in the testing of military weapon systems.
  • Experience in installing and terminating fiber optic cable.

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.


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