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Job #: R-00060986
Location: Abingdon, MD
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos currently has an opening for a Field Mechanical Engineer in our Abingdon office in Maryland.  This is an opportunity to apply your engineering education, training and insight to a mission of national importance.  In this position, you will support Leidos across multiple technical areas within the CBRNE and Training Portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; supporting projects in different geographical areas performing document reviews, technical research, equipment walk downs, and providing technical input associated with chemical operations.  Observe activities performed by others and provide insight related to process issues to include technical approach, progress, and potential issues and risks.  Review of Engineering Change Proposals and temporary configuration changes, provide technical input pertaining to the justification, cost and schedule impacts, and configuration management requirements. Provide technical editing of CDRL’s and work products as required.

  • Support Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings and provide technical input to assist in resolving technical issues and interface with the stakeholders to collect, review, analyze, and evaluate technical data.  Review documentation and attend ongoing reviews, status meetings, and discussions.

  • Support deployment and installation of Force Protection systems.  Become a subject matter expert on operation of systems, set up, tear down, and storage.  Support preparation of training materials including research and revising technical information into instructional format provided.  Provide group and as necessary individual training on systems operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.

  • Ideal candidate will be innovative, organized, have strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and communicate activities and status of work when tasked with several things at one time.  Successful candidate will become familiar with Leidos cost and proposal activities.  Support preparation of Bases of Estimate (BOE) for new or existing programs.  Support development of technical white papers for government areas of interest. Seek related past performance citations.  Provide technical editing of work products as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Four year degree in engineering or technical discipline

  • Minimum of 2 years’ demonstrated practical experience including internships and real world project work

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check w/investigation (NACi) Clearance

  • Able to medically clear to wear personnel protective including Air Purifying Respirator (APR) when necessary

  • Ability to use CAD, Adobe Illustrator, Corel experience and other engineering software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experiences with process operation system design an installation

  • Experience training individuals or groups

  • Experience with written and verbal communications of technical information

  • Must be able to work in a team-based environment.

  • Must have the ability to learn and understand new systems processes and technologies.

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree

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External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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About Leidos

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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