Mechanical Engineering Technician (Electrical)
Army Research, Development & Engineering Command - Warren, MI

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Organization(s):
US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center, RDTA-RS; R4C, DUTY STATION; Warren, MI or Selfridge ANG, MI

About the Position: This position is under the supervision of the Associate Director for the Research Business Group located in RDTA-RS; R4C.

The Research Business Group leads many of the Army Future Force Science and Technology Objectives. It is responsible for leading research in not only combat and tactical vehicle technology, but also for a wide variety of logistics equipment, water generation and purification, fuels and lubricants, military bridging, countermine equipment, and much more.

TARDEC is a major element of RDECOM and partner in the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. As a full life-cycle engineering support provider-of-first-choice for all DOD ground combat and combat support weapons and vehicle systems, TARDEC develops and integrates the right technology solutions to improve Current Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future Force.

Who May Apply: Click here for more information.
All U. S. citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. Citizen

Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - MI - Warren

You will serve as Engineering Technician responsible for test and evaluation projects for research, development and engineering of vehicle systems, subsystems and components, such as performing durability testing of trailers and Army vehicles using the Pintle Motion Base Simulator and re-configurable electro-hydraulic simulators. Work with servo-hydraulic control and optimization including 3-stage valves, actuators and Servo-controllers. Performs equipment maintenance including repair, troubleshoot, align, test, adjust, modify, and program complex equipment such as servo-hydraulic controllers, amplifiers, circuit boards and hardware. The design and fabrication of test fixtures, brackets, actuators, accumulators and associated hydraulic lines are those that are necessary for re-configurable multi-axial simulators and the project/system being tested. Initiate calibration schedules for electronic equipment such as load cells, accelerometers, strain gages, PD#BV367477

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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General Schedule
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must possess skill and experience in the design and fabrication of test fixtures, brackets, actuators, accumulators and associated hydraulic lines necessary for re-configurable multi-axial simulators and the project/system being tested. Initiate calibration schedules for electronic equipment such as load cells, accelerometers, strain gages, amplifiers and other instrumentation. Conducting experiments, simulator closed loop control tuning, data acquisition and analysis. Perform hydraulic set-up, calibration and servo-hydraulic control and tuning including 3-stage valves, actuators and Servo-controllers. Responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring projects for research, development and engineering of vehicle systems, subsystems and components, such as performing durability testing of Army vehicles using the N-Post re-configurable electro-hydraulic simulators. Maintains, modifies, troubleshoots and repairs test equipment. Performs equipment maintenance including repair, troubleshoot, test, adjust, modify, and program complex equipment such as servo-hydraulic controllers, amplifiers, circuit boards and minor repair of hardware. Designs, develops, fabricates, sets up and operates complex laboratory apparatus used to collect, measure, and record data associated with the testing of vehicle systems, subsystems, or components.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates resume must identify one year of specialized experience and training that provided: Comprehensive practical knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, methods, and practices in order to expand and/or modify established engineering techniques in the test and evaluation of new and modified tank-automotive subsystems and components for the RDE Center. Familiarity with electrical, electronic and industrial engineering in order to solve test and evaluation problems in these areas. Substantive knowledge of measurement techniques, instruments and transducer theory and applications for improving existing methods. Specialty requires general knowledge of tracked/wheeled vehicle design and vehicle operating conditions and special factors associated with military and government operations. Knowledge and ability to design, develop, fabricate, setup, maintain and modify laboratory apparatus, test fixtures, etc, used in standard and nonstandard testing of tank-automotive equipment which involves operating a variety of shop machines and tools.
Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Demonstrated work experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
The related work experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level.
On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using a numeric rating procedure. Qualified candidates will be assigned a raw score between 70 and 100 based on possession of job-related skills. Additional points for veterans' preference will be added to the raw score, as appropriate.
GS-06 and above: One year of experience directly related to this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade. Graduate education or an internship meets the experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position.

Other Requirements:
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Personnel security investigation required.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This is a DOD Demonstration Project position.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

Benefits and Other Info

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 15 percent.
Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

Other Advantages: Flexible work schedule; free parking.

This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in the TARDEC area with locations in Warren and Selfridge, MI.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:
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Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants wishing to withdraw from consideration may contact the Central Resume Processing Center at (410) 306- 0137 or applicanthelp@conus.army.mil.
Resume must be on file in our centralized database.
Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
You must have an ACTIVE resume with the Army Centralized Resumix database before you submit your Self-nomination. If you do not have an ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Central Resume Processing Center

Phone: 410-306-0137

Email: applicanthelp@cpsrxtp.belvoir.army.mil

Agency Information:
Central Resume Processing Center

314 Johnson Street

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an automated system, (Resumix) which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. You can view the status of announcements that you applied for through our automated response system, ANSWER, accessed through our Civilian Personnel On-Line web page.

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