Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 17 October 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 17 October 2007

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“He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.”

– Confucius

This issue is coming to you from Seattle, Washington. I have been traveling, so this issue will be shorter than usual, and probably a little off schedule.

Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

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*** This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below:

1.) Sr Technical Editor/Writer, Alion Science and Technology, Newport, Indiana

2.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Teradyne, North Reading, MA

3.) Mgr II Manufacturing -Torpedo Programs, Raytheon, Keyport, WA

4,) PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC POWDER PRODUCTION ENGINEER, TRS Technologies, State College, PA

5.) Air Operations Manager, ICRC, Various locations

6.) Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, CA

7.) Senior Scientist, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA

8.) Field Service Engineer (ROV), Schilling Robotics, Houston, TX

9.) Electronics Technician, NortekUSA, Annapolis, Maryland

10.) Director, Office of Management Operations, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense (DoD), Washington, DC

11.) Medal Assembler and Examiner, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick, Mass.

12.) Office Manager, SRI International’s Marine Technology Program, ST PETERSBURG, FL

13.) Asst Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Hood, TX

14.) Oceanographer, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Greater Bangkok, Thailand

*** And more…

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

Yesterday: Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, Calif.; MBARI, Moss Landing, Calif.)

Oct 17: Seattle, Wash. (USCGC Healy and USCGC Polar Sea)

Oct 18: Spokane, Wash/Bayview, Idaho (NSWC ARD Bayview)

Nov 6: Columbia, SC

Nov 7: Charleston, SC

Nov 8: Norfolk, VA/Charlotte, NC

*** Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday, October 18 at the Doubletree Hotel – Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. This event is FREE to all job seekers having an active or current security clearance of Secret or higher.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged through Corporate Gray Online (www.CorporateGray.com).

*** Send an announcement to the 500-plus defense industry professionals on this list for just $200. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Have an event you want to publicize to the 550-plus influential defense industry leaders who read DEFCON 1 each week? Send your announcement to me at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Sr Technical Editor/Writer, Alion Science and Technology, Newport, Indiana

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

Qualifications

At minimum we require a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of technical writing experience. Our ideal candidate will have a degree with 3 plus years experience as a technical writer in a scientific lab or office. Familiarity of Laboratory operations is preferred and you must have excellent communication skills verbal and written and be proficient in MS Office including Word and Excel; proficiency with various software and databases is a plus.

You must be U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a clearance to work at this facility, as well as wear personal protective equipment and have a valid driver¿s license. This is a day shift position.

Responsibilities

We seek a skill professional Technical Writer to work with our scientific staff in the preparation, editing, planning and documentation of our laboratory procedures. You will be responsible and accountable for maintaining all procedures and plans for the Lab until they become control documents for review by our customer; further will track the plans and procedures through the review and approval process assuring all information is up to date and accurate.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

*** From Andy Porter

Ned: Please post this job opening. Thanks.

2.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Teradyne, North Reading, MA

We have an opportunity for a full-time Marketing Communications Specialist for a division of Teradyne, Inc. in North Reading, MA. The role includes broad responsibility for all aspects of marketing communications, including:

* Tradeshow and event planning and execution

* Teradyne User Group (coordination and technical paper content)

* Marketing collateral creation and production

* Trade journal articles

* Ad development and placement

* Web content

* Web seminars

Position includes the responsibility for helping the division win market share by promoting its products and support to customers, using multiple communications channels. In this role you will collaborate as part of a worldwide marketing and corporate communications team on issues such as branding and new communications technology.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Business, English, or Marketing preferred. Qualified candidates must have 5 years' of experience in marketing communications. Position requires good writing skills, ability to work independently, with strong organizational skills and an eye for detail. Must be able to prioritize work.

Details available at www.teradyne.com, careers

3.) Mgr II Manufacturing -Torpedo Programs, Raytheon, Keyport, WA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JHCRG98P7ZO

4,) PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC POWDER PRODUCTION ENGINEER, TRS Technologies, State College, PA

TRS Technologies, Inc. is seeking a motivated individual with technical Ceramic Processing experience to manage the production of TRS’s piezoelectric ceramic powder. Accuracy and attention to detail are extremely important.

Responsibilities include:

Develop a thorough understanding of current and existing processes at TRS

Hands on Powder Manufacturing

Accurate Weighment of Additions

Wet Mixing of Oxide Powders

Milling of Wet mixtures to obtain Homogenous Dispersions

Loading / Unloading High Temperature Kilns

Milling of Wet mixtures to obtain specific particle sizes and properties

Adjusting Viscosity, and pH of rheologies

Spray Drying powder for pressing operations

Pressing of Powder

Programmable Controller Operation

Monitor and Report on: Raw Material, In Process and Finished Powder Inventories

Must be a citizen of the USA

Must be able to lift >50 lbs.

http://www.trstechnologies.com/Company/careers.php

5.) Air Operations Manager, ICRC, Various locations

Closing Date – 15 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-76X9VM

6.) Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, CA

The Research Technician will perform oceanographic research and development in support of assigned projects. This individual will exercise technical discretion in designing, executing and interpretating experiments, measurements, and field work that contribute to research projects. Through investigation, the technician will generate and analyze data, providing interpretation in a comprehensive manner, and will prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and analysis thoroughly and effectively. The Research Technician will keep apprised of current scientific and technological literature and events.

M.S. degree in biological sciences, or equivalent, with a specialization in molecular systematics of marine and aquatic organisms, and a minimum of five years of relevant experience is required. Must have advanced skills in developing molecular probes for animals. Must be willing and able to go to sea for specified periods of time and play a key role in logistical support for the research group’s involvement in cruises. Must possess excellent organization and communication skills and must be able to work well with diverse groups of people.

Address your cover letter to:

MBARI, Human Resources

Job code: RT-V

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Please submit your application materials by e-mail to jobs@mbari.org (preferred), or by mail to the above address,or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

EOE

MBARI Welcomes Diversity

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) was founded in 1987 by David Packard. The mission of MBARI is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology, and to do so through the development of better instruments, systems, and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. MBARI emphasizes the peer relationship between engineers and scientists as a basic principle of its operation. All of the activities of MBARI must be characterized by excellence, innovation, and vision.

Science and technology goals

To carry out its mission, the institute has defined six main goals:

Identify important areas of marine science where research progress is limited by lack of appropriate technology.

Develop sophisticated systems for investigating aspects of the marine environment and its inhabitants where high scientific potential exists.

Meet the highest possible performance standards for the operation of its equipment and technological systems.

Conduct high-quality, innovative research that maximizes effective management and use of all MBARI assets.

Develop, in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, creative programs that maximize the educational value of MBARI’s research results.

Transfer research results, technology, and operational techniques to the marine science community worldwide.

Location, personnel, and funding

MBARI is located in Moss Landing, California, where its three research ships and two remotely operated vehicles are berthed, giving them immediate access to Monterey Bay. MBARI also operates several autonomous underwater vehicles and maintains moorings offshore, equipped with ocean-monitoring instruments, as well as two moorings in the equatorial Pacific that are part of the NOAA Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array.

As a private, non-profit research center, MBARI is funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Marcia K. McNutt serves as the institute’s president and chief executive officer, managing a work force of approximately 220 scientists, engineers, and operations and administrative staff. MBARI scientists propose and execute innovative studies, both experimental and theoretical, in the ocean sciences. Engineers and operations staff, in partnership with the scientists, develop or adapt supporting technology.

Deep-sea research

Monterey Bay is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of waters in the world, and the underlying submarine canyon—part of the complex geology of the continental plate margin—is one of the deepest underwater canyons along the continental United States. With a “laboratory” up to 4,000 meters deep only a few ship-hours from their base of operations, institute scientists conduct research relevant to much of Earth’s water-covered realm.

MBARI's current efforts span eight research themes, including: benthic processes, midwater research, upper ocean biogeochemistry, MBARI Ocean Observing System (MOOS), remotely operated vehicle enhancements and upgrades, new insitu instruments, infrastructure support, and information dissemination and outreach.

MBARI

http://www.mbari.org/oed/jobs/RT-V_Sep07.html

7.) Senior Scientist, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA

https://careers.scripps.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1192625590655

8.) Field Service Engineer (ROV), Schilling Robotics, Houston, TX

http://www.mtsociety.org/employment/job_details.cfm?ID=1241

9.) Electronics Technician, NortekUSA, Annapolis, Maryland

http://www.mtsociety.org/employment/job_details.cfm?ID=1243

10.) Director, Office of Management Operations, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense (DoD), Washington, DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=63284896

11.) Medal Assembler and Examiner, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick, Mass.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=62958817

12.) Office Manager, SRI International’s Marine Technology Program, ST PETERSBURG, FL

https://sri.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=3785

13.) Asst Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Hood, TX

Job ID 7555.

Under the supervision of a project, program, and/or division manager, or more senior analyst, and within the scope of work derived from a contract with a government customer, performs assignments requiring the analysis and synthesis of systems and projects.

Is an entry analyst on projects or programs that are related to military operations and strategy. Assists in developing problem resolution options based on knowledge of the situation, utilizing quantitative and qualitative theory and principles to develop viable options.

Qualifications

This is an entry level job that requires some college and an Associate Degree is desired.

Computer literate and proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Previous experience in military intelligence is desired.

Must have experience in the United States Army

A security clearance of an appropriate level is required for employment.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

14.) Oceanographer, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Greater Bangkok, Thailand

Closing Date – 31 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77UACX

*** Soon after the Civil War an elderly lady, an unreconstructed Confederate, was trying in vain to cross a crowded street in Union occupied Richmond. A blue-clad officer offered to help. Surprised at his gallantry, she accepted. Once safely on the other side she turned to him and said, “Thank you, young man,” adding, with all the benevolence she could muster, “If there's a cool spot in hell, I hope you get it.”

*** Ball cap of the week: Pawtucket Red Sox

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Naval Postgraduate School

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