VT Group is a leading technology integrator with close to 50 years’ experience delivering technology and C4ISR solutions to solve the complex challenges faced by our government and commercial customers in the Defense and National Security markets. VT Group provides aviation mission support in the areas of programmatic, integrated logistics, training, maintenance, acquisition management, and analytic support solutions for fixed, rotary, and tiltrotor winged aircraft – as well as worldwide management, operations, and sustainment support of advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the challenging environments of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, and aboard U.S. Navy ships and research vessels. Our commitment is to excellence, building a culture of trust, respect, and open communications with our customers to deeply each successful mission. For more than 30 years our team of experts have implemented solutions that increase life-cycle efficiencies and operational availability, while reducing costs for our Department of Defense customers. The VT Group Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operators are highly-trained and highly-skilled Field Service Representatives, capable of performing a full spectrum of mission support services, including technical and payload operations, and maintenance and sustainment of unmanned systems. Our team of forward-thinking defense leaders formulate strategies for mission success for the following aviation vehicles: Hornet (F/A-18C), Osprey (V-22), Apache (AH-64), Blackhawk (UH-60), Cargo (CH-47), Marine One Presidential Helicopter (VH-92A), Fire Scout (MQ-8C), Orion (P-3C) and the Scan Eagle (Insitu).
VT Group is seeking an Engineering Technician V in Patuxent River, MD to support Ground Support Equipment with Test Cell Propulsion.
This technician performs non-routine and complex assignments
involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project, selects and adapts plans, techniques, designs, or layouts, contacts personnel in related activities to resolve problems and coordinate the work, reviews, analyzes, and integrates the technical work of others.
Supervisor or professional engineer outlines objectives, requirements, and design approaches.
Completed work is reviewed for technical adequacy and satisfaction of requirements.
This position may train and be assisted by lower level technicians, and performs one or a combination of the following:
a). Designs, develops, and constructs major units, devices, or equipment; conducts tests or
experiments; analyzes results and redesigns or modifies equipment to improve performance; and
b). From general guidelines and specifications (e.g., size or weight requirements), develops
designs for equipment without critical performance requirements that are difficult to satisfy such
as engine parts, research instruments, or special purpose circuitry. Analyzes technical data to
determine applicability to design problems; selects from several possible design layouts;
calculates design data; and prepares layouts, detailed specifications, parts lists, estimates,
procedures, etc. May check and analyze drawings or equipment to determine adequacy of
drawings and design.
c). Plans or assists in planning tests to evaluate equipment performance. Determines test
requirements, equipment modification, and test procedures; conducts tests using all types of
instruments; analyzes and evaluates test results, and prepares reports on findings and
Education - High School diploma or GED, completion of a technical school, trade school, or
advanced armed services technical school curriculum or course of training in electricity,
electronics, avionics, mechanics, or engineering technology; or completion of at least thirty (30) semester hours of course studies at an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical curriculum.
Experience - At least eight (8) years of practical experience in the Test Cell Propulsion
Field within the previous thirteen (13) years. Experience must include eight (8) years performing installation, operation, and maintenance of test cell propulsion equipment, and four (4) years in the design, preparation, and modification of engineering documents and drawings. Test Cell Propulsion experience is defined as experience operating and maintaining aircraft propulsion systems and associated support systems. Experience must include two (2) years of installing and removing engines to and from their associated test cell stand. Must include setting-up, operating, and maintaining the Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) / Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) / Turbo Prop Test Instrumentation (TPTI) Engine Test Systems (ETSs), or Engine Test Facilities (ETFs) and their related Engine Adapter Assemblies (EAAs), Test Program Sets (TPSs). Experience is also defined as experience in the operation and repair of current gas turbine engines. Must include four (4) years of experience in the T&E of ETSs, test cells, TPSs, special tooling and SE associated with the disassembly/assembly, repair, install, and testing of gas turbine engines and the performance of ISE-related engine correlation runs to serve as Fleet calibration sources. Adequate experience performing the duties of the labor category as described in the Department of Labor functional description.
Certifications/Licenses – Required to hold/have held certifications to run at least two (2) of the following: F404, F414, T58, T64, and T700 engines on the JETI/SETI/TPTI ETSs, A/E-37T-
24(V)2/4/5, A/E37T-36, and A/F32T-10 test cells, as appropriate. Required to hold the following SE licenses: A/S32A-30A and AS32A-45 Tow Tractors, NC-10B/C Mobile Electric Power Plant, and A/U264-4 (NAN 4) Nitrogen Servicing Unit.
- Must have a Secret level clearance or the ability to obtain a secret level clearance.