Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Job Description

Position Summary

Leads highly complex engineering design and analysis work related to researching, designing, and developing machines, mechanical products, tools, mechanical devices, aircraft structural components and other mechanical items.

Works with senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product development. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower-level engineers and technical staff.

Duties and Responsibilities  

Provide engineering expertise in support of design, development, integration and analysis of mechanical components, products, and processes. Identify problems and/or deficiencies that shall require configuration or procedural changes and evaluate performance improvements to ensure functional systems meet operational and sustainment requirements. Develop and conduct/oversee qualification testing requirements in accordance with appropriate military and commercial standards.  

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development and qualification of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system and product development, engineering analysis and research. Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.

Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts.  

Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports, bid proposals, whitepapers and formal briefings.

Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives. Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Complies with applicable ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

High School plus 11 to 13 years expereince or Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 5 to 7 years relevant work experience.  Master’s degree preferred plus 3 years relevant work experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.

Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCad and Solidworks at a high level of proficiency.

Knowledge of Ansys a plus

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools and equipment used to make accurate and relevant measurements such as micrometers, calipers, height gauges, optical comparators, pin gauges and other equipment.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

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


Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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