Engineer Reliability 2 (Palmdale)

The applicant must have knowledge of reliability technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and statistical techniques. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in phases of reliability, availability, maintainability, supportability, logistics, system integration and testing, ESS, ALT, HALT, Maintainability Demonstrations, Reliability Demonstrations, Growth Planning and Testing, and Sparing analysis.

The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills and excellent ability to prepare and present briefings to senior program leadership.

The applicant must have excellent skills with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project) and wide array of experiences with multiple modeling tools, such as ReliaSoft/RELEX Toolset (Reliability, Maintainability, OpSim, FMECA, Fault Tree, FRACAS, RGA, and Weibull ), AMSAA Models, VMETRIC, RAPTOR, etc.), used for reliability and sparing analysis.

The applicant will perform a subset of the following RAM tasks:

  • Provide reliability, availability, and maintainability guidance and leadership/support to various IPTs, ensuring program requirements and performances are understood.
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts.
  • Develop reliability math models and allocations, Reliability Block Diagrams, Reliability and Maintainability Program Plans.
  • Perform parts derating, reliability parts count/stress and process grades analysis and reliability simulations.
  • Assess reliability data of fielded systems for the purpose of assessing and documenting RAM and Logistics metrics and reliability (cumulative and instantaneous) growth trends.
  • Perform reliability (MTBF, MTBCF, MTBUR, Ao, Am) analysis, maintainability and logistics (LRU, MTBM, MTTR, MDT, LDT, TAT) analysis, sparing analysis, and simulations which support military and industry standards.
  • Recommend design or test methods and statistical analysis (AMSAA Planning Model and Reliability Growth Curves, Bayesian, Weibayes, Monte Carlo, Exponential, Poisson, Binomial, Weibull, Duane, Crow-AMSAA, etc.) for achieving required levels of product and system reliability.
  • Compile and analyze performance reports and process statistics; investigate and analyze relevant variables potentially affecting reliability and maintainability.
  • Develop mathematical models to identify items posing excessive failure risks.
  • Propose changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or reliability processes.
  • Determine items requiring environmental testing and number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.
  • Develop FMECA to identify criticality levels based on failure rates and severity of the effects of failures.
  • Develop and perform Reliability and Maintainability Demonstrations, Fault Detection/Fault Isolation analysis, and Prognostic Health Management analysis.
  • Develop and execute ESS, ALT, and HALT plans and procedures and provide inputs from past experiences.
  • Lead FRACAS meetings, perform FRACAS data mining and trend analysis, failure analysis, corrective actions; develop technical materials for presentation to the Failure Review Board, Problem Report and Resolution Board, and Ad Hoc PRRB.
  • Ensure that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects and requirements.
  • Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned.

The applicant must be a self-starter, and work cooperatively with a variety of personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

BS Degree in a technical discipline or another STEM Degree, at least 2 years' experience with reliability analysis. Must be proficient with Microsoft products and experience with multiple software analysis tools such as Relex and Reliasoft. Current active Secret Clearance with investigation within last 6 years and the ability to obtain SAP/SAR clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior military experience. Experience combining hands-on military aviation hardware support and modeling analysis for military systems. Current Top Secret clearance.

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