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Job #: TR-662110
Location: Edgewood, MD
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:
Engineering Technician in the field of chemical biological protective equipment research for a customer-site position located within a U.S. Army research center. The candidate will participate in the execution of studies that include investigation into the development and testing of next generation personal protective materials and systems. The successful candidate will enhance the understanding of advanced capabilities resulting from an ongoing research and development program within a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to discovery within the CBRN personal protective equipment area.The candidate will perform work on sensitive projects to meet deliverables set forth by the customer. He/she will support joint efforts between our clients, subject matter experts, academia, various funding agencies, and their peers. The candidate will be responsible for following standard operating procedures, the use of analytical instrumentation and the collection & analysis of data for input into technical reports. Lab testing includes performing standard tests and working on method development activities with principle investigators. Test planning tasks and lab operation tasks can include developing required test procedure documentation, calibration, inventory, and waste management. The candidate will coordinate with lead scientists and project manager to review test results. The successful candidate must have the ability to collect, organize and track inputs from multiple resources. This candidate must be an independent thinker with the ability to work independently and as a team member.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:• Function as a team member with other scientists in developing and testing CBRN personal protective equipment systems, materials, and filters.• Generate test data and contributes to technical report development• Execute experiments• Perform work with chemical warfare agent simulants• Report to on-site Leidos team lead and represent Leidos as prime contractor for the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center• Complete other duties assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: • Associates and 2 years of experience or a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, Materials Science, Chemistry, or other related discipline• Experience using laboratory measurement/diagnostic tools (e.g. particle counters, flowmeters, particle analyzers, data acquisition software, etc)• Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills• Capability to learn new techniques• Ability to obtain a Secret clearance• U.S. citizenship
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Current Secret Clearance• Experience working in a U.S. military research center• Hands-on experience with laboratory techniques• Experience in the analysis of personal protection equipment.• Proficient in problem solving• Strong computer skills

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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