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Amentum Systems Engineer in Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking a dedicated Systems Engineer to join our team at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio supporting the Air Force's B-2 Bomber Directorate.

You will apply critical thinking, a high level of engineering knowledge, and past experiences of the Department of Defense (DoD), United States Air Force (USAF), and common engineering/scientific principles, processes and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems. You'll also assist in translating user requirements into weapon system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate weapon systems, subsystem, and equipment for eventual fielding and deployment.


  • Assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing, and de-militarization/disposal of weapon system capabilities within the USAF.

  • Perform technical/mission analyses of existing and future operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts, and perform technological/trade-off assessments of proposed designs/modifications.

  • Provide rapid response engineering service and support as augmentation to organic resources through in-depth problem identification, impact assessment, and development of corrective actions for critical supportability problems.

  • Support and conduct the system safety engineering program, including mishap risk assessments, evaluate contractor safety proposals and safety analyses, evaluate safety concerns of using and support commands and assist with resolution of high priority safety issues.

  • Perform materiel solution analyses leading up to design reviews.

  • Produce or support development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.

  • Assist in translating AFGSC and ACC user requirements into system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate systems, subsystems, and equipment for deployment.

  • Provide support to produce or review technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports, and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans.

  • Analyze equipment and software deficiencies, make recommendations for corrections, and develop/integrate/test deficiency solutions.

Here at Amentum, we believe in fostering a sense of belonging. We welcome diversity, encourage growth and development, promote safety first, and believe curiosity is the spark for innovation. We take care of our employees who in turn take care of our customers, driving the success of our business.

Minimum Requirements

  • ABET accredited Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • At least 15 years of experience in an aeronautical/avionics engineering discipline

  • Expertise in Hardness Maintenance/Hardness Surveillance (HM/HS) and implementing design concepts of AFPAM 91-118 Safety Design and Evaluation Criteria for Nuclear Weapon Systems

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard integrated software applications

  • Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must have an active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering or related discipline

  • Active Top Secret clearance

  • Excellent communication, inter personal, organizational and analytical skills

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