General Engineer (Nuclear Effects Test Engineer)

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.
OPEN: 5 June 2024
CLOSE: 20 June 2024
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time General Engineer (Nuclear Effects Test Engineer) 010030271M  NH-0801-03 to work in the Mission Assurance Division at Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, NM.

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $87,878 - $135,851 (with locality).

The primary purpose of this positions is to serve as a test engineer responsible for leading and supporting nuclear weapons effects testing.
Candidates should have a strong background in nuclear weapons effects testing (to include thermal, radiation, and EMP), test plan/report development, data analysis, model development, database maintenance with strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and interpret data and results to provide support to decision makers.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple DoD, academic and private industry organizations.
  • Coordinates and communicates with multiple System Program Offices to inform all aspects of nuclear effects testing with relevant survivability analyses, data collection, and mitigation strategies
  • Develop strategic plan for future nuclear effects testing
  • Coordinate with test facilities and contract support to execute nuclear effects testing
  • Provide SME support to test infrastructure modernization and exercises
  • Review test plans/reports
  • Analyze test data & create findings report
  • Recommendation of equipment upgrades and/or test protocol modification based on hardness data analytics
  • Contribute to current and future policy and guidance
  • Travel for test execution and planning
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with multiple teams
  • Familiarity with general radiofrequency (RF) testing, radiation testing (SEE, total dose, pulsed gamma, neutron), thermal coupon testing and analysis
  • Experience using principles of systems engineering and data analytics to execute survivability and effectiveness assessments of complex systems
  • Knowledge of system relevant military standards
  • Highly desired: 3-5 years of engineering or scientific discipline in the following areas: Electrical Engineer, Test Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Physicist, Nuclear Engineer, Operational Research and/or Mathematics/Statistics
  • Must be TS/SCI eligible
  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • This position will be coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP), Test and Evaluation Practitioner Level certification.
When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Doc) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Vet Docs (DD214), SF-50).
Apply at by June 20, 2024.
If you have questions about this position or about the application process, please contact Arlene Pando AFNWC Recruitment Specialist, at
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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.