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Job #: TR-660716
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Materials Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:
Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Parachute Textile Technologist. This position is located in Natick, MA.


Provide technical textile support to Ariel Delivery Directorate in the areas of personnel and cargo parachutes and helicopter sling load.


- Technical textile support for the NSRDEC Aerial Delivery Engineering Support Team, through inspection, analysis, evaluation of test data, reviewing/ updating specifications, and providing guidance to any textile inquiries.
- Participate in the inspection of personnel parachute systems. This would require understanding of Technical Drawing Packages (TDP) and specifications. Visiting parachute manufacturers to conduct on-site inspection to collect and compile Quality Control (QC) data from the inspection to analyze and provide written report on findings within one week.
- Review and update Parachute Industry Association (PIA) specifications. Track specifications up for review and approval; notify/advise Engineers, Equipment Specialists and Textile Technologist of schedule and status in a tri-annual report (note: this would be after every PIA spec meeting).
- Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems with Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Development for fielded helicopter sling load equipment, and personnel and cargo parachute systems. Provide technical reviews of drawing packages, specifications, and technical/ field manuals within 30 days.


• Bachelors' Degree and Min 5 years' experience with textiles
• Understanding of Technical Drawing Packages (TDP) and specifications.
• 25% travel to parachute manufacturers to conduct on-site inspection to collect and compile Quality Control (QC) data from the inspection


- Knowledge of various parachute items associated with US Army Soldier and Soldier support systems
- Skill in managing multiple priorities

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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