Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

Alion is seeking a Production Engineer/Program Manager to be located at Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA.  Successful candidate will have significant prior experience at Tobyhanna, as well as management and technical experience.  Detailed knowledge of Tobyhanna facility operations and business opportunities strongly preferred. Flexible work schedule and hours available; some of the duties may be able to be performed via a telecommute arrangement. 

This position requires expertise in the areas of production engineering, program management and business development.

Duties and Responsibilities   

Production Engineering: Conceives, investigates, evaluates, and makes recommendations for new equipment, tooling and processes to improve safety, reliability, capacity and reduce costs. Performs complex analysis, design, and/or assembly related to manufacturing or industrial engineering projects.  Investigates and analyzes unique or highly technical manufacturing or industrial engineering assignments and provides technical assistance in establishing operational procedures and methods.  Performs technical surveillance of a complex nature in the control of product, design concepts, and specification requirements.  Evaluates engineering changes and determines appropriate labor or equipment standards to meet specification requirements. Utilizes systematic problem solving and data collection to identify and resolve problems, including driving cost and downtime reduction. Leads and/or participates in health, safety, environmental, production, material control, Six Sigma and R&D project teams. Writes weekly activity and project reports, develops action plans, and generates work instructions, test procedures and other documentation to support production operations. 

Program Management: Manages the project in order to expand Alion’s participation, anticipating and meeting customer needs; directs the tactical activities of the program including, but not limited to, engineering, finance and operations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability.  Seeks to build project revenue by remaining alert to new business opportunities or expansion of business with the customer and advising senior operations management.   Conducts briefings and technical meetings for senior company and customer management.  Interacts with peer managers concerning matters of significance to the company.  Exerts influence in developing overall project objectives to ensure that the project is completed on schedule and within budget.   Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contracts administration procedures that support the programs of Alion, and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion’s interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Directs efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the Alion team through training and development programs in both technical and scientific disciplines.   

Business Development: Develops key business relationships in the government marketplace, with a primary responsibility for identifying and developing opportunities for business expansion.  Supports the development of customer or market penetration strategies and individual opportunity win strategies, account plans, technology development plans, and partnering strategies. Acts as liaison with government agencies and offices. Ensures that the business development strategy is implemented. Maintains extensive knowledge of the current developments in the government marketplace in order to assess the position of company and determines how to improve it.  Makes recommendations for change or modification to strategy.  May lead teams in order to develop and deliver various professional services solutions to include whitepapers, demonstrations, proposals and other internally developed products used to identify, qualify and capture new business. 


Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 10 years or Master’s plus 8 years related experience.  At least 2 years project management experience, plus 3 years supervisory/management experience.  

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.     

Prior work experience at Tobyhanna Army Depot is required.  

Extensive knowledge of Tobyhanna Army Depot business and operations.  

Technical and management experience strongly desired. 

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

US Citizenship is required



Security Clearance: None

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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