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A-P-T Research, Inc. is currently seeking expertise in the following areas.
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+ SMASS III Orion Quality Assurance Specialist

Requisition #: 2018-036
Location: Kennedy Space Center
Department:  NASA Exploration Ground Systems (SA-F) Orion Program
Labor Grade: Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS 2) (multiple positions – one with NDE Level 2 Radiographic Testing RT experience)
Full-time: 40 hrs/week
Education: High School
Period:  Starts October 1, 2018
Experience: 4yrs minimum quality experience, QA practices and quality surveillance practices
US Citizen
Travel maybe required; All-shift coverage and weekend work required
Working at heights required

Task Description:

Provide support for the SA-F Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Orion Quality team.
Perform quality assurance oversight/insight providing QAS services for NASA Orion Program. Specific tasks may include but not limited to:

  • Assessments/audits of the Orion support contractor’s Quality Management System (QMS) ensuring products/services are per design documentation
  • Inspections, surveillance, and requirement compliance while overseeing fabrication, assembly, and test and checkout of aerospace flight hardware
  • Perform acceptance of flight hardware, receiving inspections, and review of acceptance data packs
  • Perform Government Mandatory Inspection Points (GMIPS) and track associated nonconformances
  • Identify quality/ safety issues, concerns, and potential risks that need mitigation

Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • Experience in quality assurance processing activities to include hardware and experiment inspections and surveillance.
  • QMS audit experience, compliance and requirements assessments.
  • Quality background with military/ industry experience with aircraft, airframes/structures, etc. NASA/industry programs (Shuttle, ISS, expendable launch vehicles, etc.) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate/ training highly desirable.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills required.  Must be able to interact and develop excellent working relationships with various customers, peers, and management within and outside of KSC S&MA.

+ Explosives Safety Site Planner

Requisition #: 2018-0335
Location: Huntsville, AL, or Ogden, UT, or Remote

Seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening for Explosives Safety Site Planner to assist with current site planning projects. A-P-T Research is a 100% employee-owned, internationally recognized safety and engineering firm of approximately 150 employees operating at multiple geographic locations.

  • Scope
    • Managing, performing, and overseeing most aspects of site planning for one or more DoD and commercial installations simultaneously 
    • Directly interacting with multiple levels of DoD and commercial site planning customers
    • Directing junior employees in the use of various site planning tools and methods 
    • Leading site visits to acquire data and provide training and reports to the customers
  • Potential for remote work (CONUS-based) for highly qualified candidates.
  • Hours: part-time or full-time
  • Pay rate: TBD commensurate with experience and established contract labor rates
  • Travel: ~25% domestic and foreign travel is anticipated
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: B.S. in Engineering, or B.S./B.A. Management. Significant practical work experience can be substituted for a college degree.

 Requirements

  • Safety experience, ideally explosives safety
  • Demonstrated ability to manage site planning for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with US DoD Quantity-Distance (QD) site planning
  • Experience with the Explosives Safety Siting (ESS) Software
  • Clearance requirement: A SECRET clearance or the ability to obtain a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is required
  • Good people skills are required, as this person will be expected to interact directly with customers and working group participants, as well as with other APT personnel
  • Demonstrated quality writing/editing skills for reports and other communications
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team

Desired Experience with:

  • A technical background is highly desired, preferably engineering
  • Experience with Esri ArcGIS software highly valued; experience with AutoCAD or other drafting software also valued
  • Priority to former U.S. military and/or retired personnel

 

+ System Safety Engineer

Location: Huntsville, AL
Requisition Number: 2018-024

Seeking a system safety engineer with 5+ years' experience; familiarity with MIL-STD-882; explosives safety, handling, storage, transporation; familiarity with missile assembly and fielding a plus; must have or be able to obtain a DOD secret level clearance. This position will be supporting the Missile Defense Agency Ground Based Midcourse Defense system. Light travel will be involved.

+ Software Safety Engineer 

Requisition #: 2018-032
Location: Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville), AL

Primary Responsibilities: A-P-T Research is seeking experienced intermediate level software safety engineers to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Sensors safety office. This position will review software changes/updates to identify the introduction or escalation of risk to the system. Candidate must have experience with complex software systems, code level reviews, familiarity with MIL-STD-882E, MIL-STD-465, EWR 127-1, AMCOM Regulation 385-17, and spiral development. Direct experience with the MDA is highly desirable along with a working knowledge of FHA, PHA, and regression testing.

Educational Requirement: This position requires a BA/BS in a related field.

Must have a SECRET level security clearance.

This position will be located at the MDA facility at Redstone Arsenal.

+ Contracts Specialist

Requisition #: 2018-031
Location: Huntsville (HQ)

SUMMARY:  An experienced individual who will be responsible for the administration of contracts, subcontracts, and task orders from proposal to close-out.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience administering Federal Government and GSA contracts
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with FAR, DFAR, and other Government regulations
  • Eight or more years experience administering all types of contracts with DoD/Government agencies
  • Subcontract experience to include development, negotiation, administration, and closeout of subcontract agreements
  • Solid working knowledge of federal contracting practices, laws, and acquisition regulations
  • Significant experience in proposal preparation and negotiation
  • Must work well under pressure and be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelors degree in Business or related discipline
  • Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge/experience of Deltek Costpoint is strongly desired

 

+ Software Safety Engineer  

Requisition #: 2018-024

Location: Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville). AL

Primary Responsibilities:  APT is seeking experienced Software Safety Engineers to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse safety office. This position will review software changes/updates to identify the introduction or escalation of risk to the system.  Candidate must have experience with: complex software systems, code level reviews, familiarity with MIL-STD-882E, MIL-STD-465, EWR 127-1, AMCOM Regulation 385-17, and spiral development. Direct experience with the MDA is highly desirable along with a working knowledge of FHA, PHA, and regression testing.
Educational Requirement:  This position requires a BA/BS in a related field.

Must have a SECRET level security clearance.

This position will be located at the MDA facility at Redstone Arsenal.

+ Safety Analyst (Basic)

Requisition #:  2018-023       

Location: Ft. Greely, AK (FGA)

Primary Responsibilities: APT is seeking a candidate with 7+ years of experience in missile field operations; construction; performing Job Hazard Analyses; and monitoring activities to ensure hazard mitigations are appropriate, implemented and maintained to support Missile Defense Agency construction activities at Ft. Greely, AK (FGA). Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as integrate with other contract and government support personnel.

Knowledge of MIL-STD-882E and OSHA regulations is desirable.

Must have a SECRET level security clearance.

 

+ Flight Safety Engineer

Requisition #: 2018-022

Four (4) Positions Available

Location: Huntsville, AL                                                                                                           

Position Description

  • Title: Flight Safety Engineer
  • Overview: Duties include working in a collaborative environment, providing expertise and support to an advanced emerging technology flight program
  • Scope
    • Provide system safety, flight safety, range safety and flight test support to an advanced emerging technology flight program
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: Ability to obtain a SECRET, and potentially TOP SECRET, clearance is required
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or an equivalent technical field
  • Qualifications
    • System safety, flight safety, range safety and/or flight test experience required
    • Experience on an advanced emerging technology flight program strongly preferred
    • A strong understanding of rocket propulsion is preferred

 

+ Structural/Mechanical Engineer

Requisition #: 2018-021        

Two (2) Positions Available

Location: Huntsville, AL                                                                                                           

Position Description

  • Title: Structural/Mechanical Engineer
  • Overview: Duties include providing mechanical design and structural design expertise and support
  • Scope
    • Provide mechanical design expertise and support to a product development program
    • Provide facility structural design support at various locations, including for explosives processing facilities
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: A security clearance is not required, but the ability to obtain one is
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or an equivalent technical field
  • Qualifications
    • At least 5 years of related mechanical or structural engineering and design experience required
    • Engineering experience supporting a product development program preferred
    • Engineering experience providing facility structural design support preferred
    • Experience in explosive safety preferred
    • Experience working with pressure vessels preferred

 

 

+ Program Management Support  

Requisition #: 2018-020

One (1) Position Available    

Location: Huntsville, AL                                                                                                           

Position Description

  • Title: Program Management Support
  • Overview: Duties include providing program management support in a collaborative project management organization on multiple projects that involve hazardous materials
  • Scope
    • Provide program and project management support on a variety of projects
    • Effort includes managing resources, schedules, financials, subcontractors and personnel
    • Effort includes providing some administrative support to a DOD operations management organization
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: A SECRET clearance or the ability to obtain a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is required
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Qualifications
    • At least three years of project management experience is required, to include experience in administration, pricing, scheduling, contracting and other area of task order management
    • At least three years of experience in operations management.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team
    • At least three or more years of experience with unexploded ordnance (UXO), mine or battle area clearance operations is preferred
    • Must possess excellent communication skills in the English language.
    • Possession of a PMP or equivalent certification is a plus

 

+ Senior Chemist or Chemical Engineer

Requisition #: 2018-019

Two (2) Positions Available  

Location: Huntsville, AL                                                                                                           

Position Description

  • Title: Senior Chemist or Chemical Engineer
  • Overview: Duties include providing subject matter expertise in chemistry, primarily related to bio-derived fuels, and polymerizing and hazardous materials
  • Scope
    • Provide subject matter expertise in support of a variety of projects
    • No hands-on activity with any hazardous materials is anticipated
    • Lead multiple research projects
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: No clearance required, but applicant should be able to get one
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Qualifications
    • At least 9 years of analysis or technical experience with at least 5 years direct experience in a field related to fuels, bio-derived fuels or polymerizing materials is required
    • Safety experience is preferred
    • Experience in packaging and transport of bio-derived fuels or polymerizing materials is a plus

 

+ Project Manager

Requisition #: 2018-018        

Location: Huntsville, AL

Position Description

  • Overview: Duties include managing one or more projects involving hazardous materials safety to completion, including managing resources, schedule, financials, subcontractors and personnel
  • Scope
    • Provide project management and technical expertise in support of a variety of projects
    • No hands-on activity with any hazardous materials is anticipated
    • Lead and train more junior personnel
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: No clearance required, but applicant should be able to get one
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or an equivalent technical field
  • Qualifications
    • At least 5 years of project management experience required
    • Experience in transportation of hazardous materials required
    • Experience with bulk transport of materials preferred
    • Experience working with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or similar organizations preferred.

+ Mid-level Chemist or Chemical Engineer 

Location: Huntsville, AL

Position Description

  • Overview: Duties include providing technical expertise in chemistry, primarily related to bio-derived fuels, and polymerizing and hazardous materials
  • Scope
    • Provide technical expertise in support of a variety of projects
    • No hands-on activity with any hazardous materials is anticipated
    • Train to potentially lead future efforts
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: No clearance required, but applicant should be able to get one
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Qualifications
    • At least 3 years of analysis or techncial experience in a field related to fuels, bio-derived fuels or polymerizing materials is required
    • Safety experience is preferred
    • Experience in packaging and transport of bio-derived fuels or polymerizing materials is preferred

 

+ Mid-level Electrical Engineer

Requisition #: 2018-016
Location: Huntsville, AL

Position Description

  • Title: Mid-level Electrical Engineer
  • Overview: Duties include providing engineering and technical expertise related to battery function, failure and design
  • Scope
    • Provide technical expertise in support of a variety of projects
    • Train to potentially lead future efforts
  • Location: HSV (office at APT)
  • Hours: full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Pay rate: TBD
  • Travel: Small amount of domestic travel is anticipated
  • Clearance requirement: No clearance required, but applicant should be able to get one
  • US citizenship requirement: yes
  • Education: a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Qualifications
    • Experience with battery and/or other charge storage device design, manufacture or functional analysis is required
    • Safety experience is preferred
    • Failure investigation experience preferred

 

+ Software Test Engineers

The Apache PPSS project has immediate opening for 2 or 3 Software Test Engineers.

  • The candidate will be performing Software Test and Integration tasks for the Apache helicopter Operational Flight Program.
  • Hands on abilities to work on flight aircraft as well as in a laboratory environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to synthesize customer contractual needs & requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints. 
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans, test procedures and test reports.
  • Provide testability analysis of the requirements and an evaluation for completeness of the test program for all levels of testing. 
  • Generate test scripts in support of system integration and performance testing. 
  • Work with software developers as needed to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found during software integration. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret.
  • BS Degree in Electrical / Software Engineering plus 7+ years relevant experience.
  • Must be proficiency in C/C++ programming, Ada is a plus.
  • Must be proficiency in scripting languages (such as Perl, bsh/ksh/csh).
  • Must be comfortable working in Windows and Linux/Unix.
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent experience as Software Test Engineer.
  • Shall have a full understanding of all aspects of aircraft testing to include requirements definition, instrumentation, data processing, test planning, test conduct and test reporting.

Please send completed employment application and resume to hr@apt-research.com.

+ Program Manager - DC Area

Requirements/Qualifications:
Position requires responsible, motivated professional who will be able to work remotely with APT personnel in HSV. Position will coordinate and manage APT activities in the DC area, and must be able to travel locally regularly (and other travel occasionally). Good writing and presentation skills required.  Engineering or other technical degree preferred.  Background in explosives safety or effects/consequence modeling would be a significant factor. Prior FBI or ATF work experience desired. Candidates need a good work ethic, and able to multitask.  Some travel required.  Position at times requires field work.  Anticipated start date:  May 2017

  • Limited teleworking possible
  • Flexible schedule
  • Salary negotiable

Security Clearance:  Having a security clearance would be an advantage, but the ability to get one is a requirement.

Position type: Part time - Full Time

Location: DC Area   

Requisition #: 2017-010

Please send completed employment application and resume to hr@apt-research.com.


APT is extremely happy to continue its support to NASA Kennedy Space Center under the SMASS III contract. In anticipation of a short transition and contract start within the coming weeks, we encourage all SMASS II employees (non-APT or DSI) interested in continuing to work under SMASS III to submit an application, resume, and paystub to hr@apt-research.com. SMASS III program management team will subsequently contact you and provide information concerning a planned open house, interviews, and offers. All others interested may also apply and will be considered, as well.


APT seeks engineers, scientists, analysts, and software developers. Current expertise in the following areas is sought:

  • System Safety Engineering - Requires a Bachelor of Science degree and experience in system safety as applied to military systems.
  • Risk Analysis - Requires a Bachelor of Science degree and experience in conducting quantitative risk analysis for large aerospace programs.
  • Software Safety Engineering - Applicant should be familiar with system safety, software development, and software testing.
  • Range Safety - Background in flight safety analysis, risk analysis, or range safety systems. Education in probability, statistics, mathematics, or aeronautical engineering is preferable.

APT is an employee-owned company specializing in conducting safety analyses for the U.S. Government. APT offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits.

APT is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. APT provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. APT maintains a drug-free workplace and performs background checks. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

Accessibility
APT is committed to expanding access to employment for people with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, and your disability prevents you from applying, please advise what reasonable accommodation APT can provide to assist you in applying for one of our open positions. You may contact us by sending an email to hr@apt-research.com.
Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation for applying for a specific posted position will be responded to. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis.

Please send resumes and references to:
A-P-T Research, Inc.
ATTN: Myra Nickson
4950 Research Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35805-5906
hr@apt-research.com
Phone 256.327.3373
Fax: 256.837.7786

Download the APT Employment Application (Please save the PDF file to your computer before completing the form fields).

Inquiries concerning employment opportunities with A-P-T Research, Inc. can also be e-mailed to hr@apt-research.com.

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. All resumes will be treated in strictest confidence.