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Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2210519
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Aug 8, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Systems Engineer in Crane, IN in support of the NAVAIR Crew Served Weapons In-Service Engineering Activity.  The person in this role will be responsible for ensuring the safety, reliability, and maintainability of machine guns up to .50 caliber and aircraft gun mounts for Navy and Marine Corps helicopters.  Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) on guns and mounts.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on failures and determine corrective actions.
  • Review developmental designs for reliability and maintainability concerns.
  • Develop test plans/reports and conduct qualification testing of new systems, guns, or upgrades.
  • Review maintenance and operating procedures to ensure completeness.
  • Establish inspection procedures in conformance with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) guidelines.
  • Develop, review, and/or implement approved Engineering Change Proposals.
  • Collaborate with engineering design teams to develop system upgrades.
  • Review technical drawings and assign quality assurance provisions.

 This position requires a strong working knowledge of mechanical design principals such as:

  • Static and dynamic material failure analysis, including the ability to interpret Finite Element Analysis data and translate into inspection criterion.
  • Corrosion theory and prevention techniques, including selection of surface finishes and treatments.
  • Fastener selection and torque calculation to develop optimal pre-loading.



Required Education and Skills

  • Bachelor's and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
  • Ability to pass the Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) screening.
  • Ability to obtain an explosive handling certification.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs to chest height.

 Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with NAVAIR processes, including the flight clearance process.
  • Familiarity with Windchill PLM and Creo modeling software.
  • Familiarity with short recoil operated automatic weapons.
  • Military experience from any branch, particularly in an aviation related field.
  • Familiarity with DoD cyber security qualification process.




SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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