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SCA Engineering Tech II

Position Type
Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $25.72/Hr.
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


Bowhead is hiring an Engineering Technician to support the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.



This Technician performs standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of related operations.  Follows standard work methods on recurring assignments but receives explicit instructions on unfamiliar assignments; technical adequacy of routine work is reviewed on completion; non-routine work may also be reviewed in progress. Performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as:

  • Follows specific instructions, test plans.
  • Conducts a variety of tests using established methods. Prepares test specimens, adjusts and operates equipment, and records test data, pointing out deviations resulting from equipment malfunction or observational errors.
  • Performs mechanical design of prototype fixtures, instruments, machinery.
  • Checks drawings provided by engineers and scientists to determine the adequacy of the drawings for target construction and successful completion of the associated test.
  • Performs non-routine and complex assignments involving the reduction of instrumentation data that documents the results of ballistic experiments.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects equipment malfunctions.
  • Passes all required training deemed necessary by the facility manager and be familiar with all sites and SOPs for every site at the facility.
  • Maintenance/upkeep (sweeping, general organization and housekeeping) of facility; modify facility as required for specific projects.
  •  Become certified Ammo Handler.


Requirements incude, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to use precision measuring tools such as calipers, micrometer and gages. Good understanding of tolerances.
  • CAD experience.
  • Experience working with weapons and ammunition.
  • Experience using lathes, drill presses, and milling machines for fabrication and modification of testing components.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Certification to use Bowhead and Government vehicles.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically.
  • Must be able to work in typical local weather conditions, at heights, and in confined spaces.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042:  Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.



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