DEFCON 1 Newsletter for November 16, 2011


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Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets

Surface Warships 2012 Paris

http://www.surfacewarships.com/Event.aspx?id=589698

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for November 16, 2011

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“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”

– Sun Tzu

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

1.) UAS Systems Engineer, MCR, Huntsville, AL

2.) HVAC Technician, ATK, Clearfield, UT

3.) Naval Architect, Incat Crowther, LLC, Morgan City, LA

4.) Guidance Nav & Control Engr 2\3, The Boeing Company, Everett, Washington

5.) Composite Technician, Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Baltimore, MD

6.) Operations Research Analyst, MCR, Washington, DC

7.) COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN III, Aeronautical Systems, General Atomics, Spanish Fork, UT

8.) MNF FABRICATION Tech I, Textron Marine & Land Systems/MillenWorks, Tustin, CA

9.) Production Planner II, Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C

11.) Senior Strategic Communication Assessment Analyst, Headquarters, Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, L-3 MPRI, Washington, DC

12.) Naval Architect, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, Department of the Navy, Bremerton, WA

13.) Senior Scientist/Engineer V (BST-ARL-135), Bowhead Technical and Professional Services / Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, Aberdeen, MD

14.) Senior Naval Business Development Professional (Level 3), Defense & Security Systems, Saab Sensis, Syracuse, NY

15.) Public Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, TX

16.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army, Pacific, Fort Richardson, AK

17.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR Federal LLC, Washington, DC

18.) Network Engineer (TS required), General Dynamics Information Technology, Tampa, FL

19.) Director, Pacific Region, Textron Systems Corporation, Washington, DC

20.) Lead Mechanical Engineer, Goodrich SIS, Vergennes, VT

…and more!

SNA GWC Holiday Social – December 14

Location:

Sine’s Irish Pub

1301 S Joyce St

Arlington, VA 22202

Time: 1630-1830

Cost: No Cost to SNA Members and $5 for Nonmembers

Includes hors d'oeuvres and a ticket for one free drink.

Toys for Tots donations in the form of money or toys collected at the event. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, please contact dgarrynavysna@aol.com

RSVP Required: https://www.navysna.org/Events/HolidayParty/2011GWCHoliday.asp

SNA GWC November Luncheon – November 17

Speaker:

Commodore Stephen P. Woodall, CSC, RAN

Naval Attaché, Embassy of Australia

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Check-In at 1130, Lunch at 1200

Register Online at: https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/2011/Nov2011.asp

Upcoming 2012 Events:

January 10-12, 2012 – SNA National Symposium

March 3, 2012 – SNA GWC Dining Out

*** Surface Warships 2012:

Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets

In a highly uncertain strategic environment, the ability to use the majority of the world's surface, and reach most of its population makes maritime forces those of choice for the world's main actors and their allies – and surface warships are key components of such forces. Their need to police the oceans against the dual threats of terrorism and piracy make surface warship programmes a crucial and indispensable part of the future maritime environment.

Surface Warships will provide the ideal environment for industry and naval professional to discuss innovative future designs and the need to keep current vessels battle ready through capability upgrades and refits.

23 – 25 January, 2012, Hyatt Regency, Paris, France

http://www.surfacewarships.com/Event.aspx?id=589698

*** The moving walkway…is ending…

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388156n

*** From Mark Sofman:

Those of you who are technically adept…

…will appreciate this 😉

http://bit.ly/rAdkT8

*** The Surface Navy Association Greater Washington Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for the November luncheon will be

Commodore Stephen P. Woodall, CSC, RAN, Naval Attaché, Embassy of Australia

Date: 17 November 2011

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Check-In at 1130, Lunch at 1200

Register Online at: https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/2011/Nov2011.asp

*** The American Society of Naval Engineers is proud to present ASNE Day 2012: Naval Warfare – Critical Engineering Challenges on February 9-10, 2012 in Arlington, VA.

Call for Student Posters at ASNE Day 2012

ASNE is actively seeking student participants for the ASNE Day 2012 Student Poster Session. To submit a poster for consideration, please send a brief abstract to Dr. Leigh McCue at mccue@vt.edu by December 1, 2011. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit the Student Call for Posters.

ASNE Day 2012 Student Program Highlights

• FREE access to all the ASNE Day 2012 events, including the plenary and technical sessions.

• Posters featured in the ASNE Day 2012 exhibit hall, providing students visibility in front of potential employers in both government and industry.

• Exciting tour of a naval history landmark with views of Washington, D.C.

• Participation in the Student Congress, creating a dialogue with peers from schools across the country.

*** The Surface Navy Association (SNA) Scholarship program is an annual activity that SNA is very proud to offer to our members’ dependent children and spouses for undergraduate and graduate education. The academic achievements of our scholars are impressive and our current year’s renewal GPA (for those asking for a second through fourth year of support) was 3.64.

An SNA Scholar receives an academic scholarship based on demonstrated leadership, community service, academic achievement and commitment to pursuing higher educational objectives. Our criteria require that an applicant be a child, stepchild, ward or spouse of a current SNA member who is a Surface Warfare Officer or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist or Officers and Enlisted members of the Coast Guard who’ve earned a permanent Cutterman’s pin, with three years of sea time.

With humble beginnings in 1995, with one scholarship for $500, we now award over $120,000 per year to 60 total individuals. In fact, since 2002 we have provided nearly three quarters of a million dollars in scholarship support to our members and families.

This past year, SNA received over 50 applications and was able to award scholarships to 17 of these outstanding new applicants. With your help, we can continue to grow this exceptional program. SNA is currently accepting donations for the scholarship fund online at:

https://www.navysna.org/SNA/ScholarshipCCDonation.asp

The Surface Navy Association greatly values any donation and all donations are tax deductible as SNA is a 501(c) 3 organization. As an example of the financial clout we can have together, if every member gave just $25, it would be enough to award over 20 fully-funded new scholarships. This is an important way for us to invest in the futures of the families of our nation’s Surface Warriors.

*** USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association and Next Generations

In a ceremony to be held at the National Museum of the United States Navy on 17 November at 1100, the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association and Next Generations will donate a cased model table, allowing the display of Naval Sea Systems Command's model of USS Houston in the Museum. Tom Freeman, who painted a depiction of the cruiser engaged in combat fifteen minutes before she sank on 1 March 1942, will loan the original painting to the Museum for the event. Please visit the USS Houston (CA-3) Survivors Association website (http://www.usshouston.org/) to learn more about their organization and this event. To learn more about USS Houston, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command's online exhibit (http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-h/ca30.htm) . For information on visiting the National Museum of the United States Navy at Washington Navy Yard, please visit their website (http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htm ).

To RSVP for this event, please contact Dr. Edward Furgol, 202-433-6901 or edward.furgol@navy.mil

*** Here are the DEFCON 1 jobs for this week:

1.) UAS Systems Engineer, MCR, Huntsville, AL

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=968

2.) HVAC Technician, ATK, Clearfield, UT

http://hodes.jobhost.org/viewjob.php?id=1458410

3.) Naval Architect, Incat Crowther, LLC, Morgan City, LA

http://jobs.sname.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=603&jb=7819539

4.) Guidance Nav & Control Engr 2\3, The Boeing Company, Everett, Washington

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/ViewCompanyProfile.aspx?client_id=1487&job_id=52240

5.) Composite Technician, Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Baltimore, MD

http://careers.cobhamdes.com/administration/apps/cmt/job_detail.asa?group=2#230

6.) Operations Research Analyst, MCR, Washington, DC

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=967

7.) COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN III, Aeronautical Systems, General Atomics, Spanish Fork, UT

http://search9.smartsearchonline.com/asi/jobs/jobdetails.asp?current_page=5&job_number=11990

8.) MNF FABRICATION Tech I, Textron Marine & Land Systems/MillenWorks, Tustin, CA

https://careers.textron.com/psc/hr91prd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=115791

9.) Production Planner II, Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C

http://www.forceprotection.net/careers/

10.) MP&P Laboratory Technician, The Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=11-1024399

*** From Duke Smith:

Ned:

Good day shipmate. Please add subj job to your next JOTW. It's on the L3 web site, MPRI's parent company, at www.l-3com.com/careers, position #27012.

Many thanks.

Duke

11.) Senior Strategic Communication Assessment Analyst, Headquarters, Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, L-3 MPRI, Washington, DC

Background. The requiring organization is the Headquarters, Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. Its mission includes keeping various internal and external audiences of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints informed on Army programs, operations and policy. The Chief of Public Affairs is responsible for ensuring communication/public affairs enhances understanding, trust, confidence, and advocacy for the Army. Communicating effectively to audiences on whom the Army’s success depends is essential to public and congressional support, especially in a resource constrained environment. The Army must not only create and implement communication programs and products (outputs), but also develop and carry out means for measuring and reporting communication/public affairs results (outcomes).

Position Description. L-3 MPRI is seeking a Strategic Communication Assessment Analyst to help the Army’s Office of the Chief of Public Affairs measure and analyze the data-driven results of its communication/public affairs efforts with a view toward continuously improving how well the Army tells its story. The Analyst will develop and execute strategies and tactics for measuring the effects of Army communication across the entire spectrum of media outreach, community relations, and direct communication. The Analyst will define measures of effectiveness (MoE) and associated metrics, and conceive, develop, and implement strategic-level methodologies, processes, and products for assessing the outcomes achieved by internal and external Army communication programs. The Analyst will prepare executive-level presentations for reporting these communication assessments to senior leaders. The Analyst will apply strategic and tactical level communication and media results analysis to support Army senior leaders, communication planners, the OCPA Media Relations Division, and other OCPA divisions. The Analyst will continuously monitor both the strategic and communication environments for customer-relevant issues, threats, and opportunities and provide strategic insight and recommendations for aligning resources, improving communication effectiveness, and achieving strategic communication goals and objectives. The Analyst will support and assist OCPA leadership in the Army Communication Working Group process. Execution must be in compliance with U.S. law, DoD policy and assessment guidance provided by Army Senior Leadership and the Chief of Public Affairs.

Success in the position is characterized by:

• Goals and objectives for all significant communication campaigns/plans are measurable, data-driven, and agreed to by stakeholders. They will answer the, “so what?” question.

• OCPA has developed a clear idea, supported by data, of communication strategies and tactics that work in most situations and those that do not.

• OCPA can prove to Army senior leaders, usually with hard data, the impact that communication/public affairs is having in connection with addressing a particular issue, achieving a major goal, or solving a significant problem (such as raising awareness, improving understanding, generating interest, gaining support/preference, causing desired action).

• Low- and no-cost Army resources outside of OCPA related to communication assessment have been secured and put to maximum use.

• OCPA’s communication planners are incorporating measurement in their communication strategies.

• Communication planners and the proponent organizations they work with have become “addicted to the numbers” that describe communication results.

Specific tasks include: Serve as the Army’s communication measurement expert — capable of providing analytical expertise in understanding the character, nature and trends of communication in this age of information, particularly with the emergence of social or new media. Provide expertise and work with communication campaign leads to develop metrics to measure the effects of individual Army communication initiatives. Research, review and assess current or traditional Army communication methods and strategies to determine effectiveness. Develop, utilize and assess appropriate low- or no-cost metrics to support findings and recommendations that inform the communication/public affairs way ahead. Analyze policy, strategy, processes, principles and methodologies, recommending communication strategies that will achieve the most impact in the least time. Manage and facilitate working groups with appropriate Army subject matter experts to develop and implement effective metric-based tracking of Army communication efforts. The Analyst will conduct research, analysis and trend studies of various communication channels and methods, and make recommendations for improvement. This research and analysis must also include other communication systems and programs that are related to and directly impact Army Public Affairs initiatives, such as information technology, and analysis of public opinion polls that mention the U.S. Army. Establish working relationships with and garner cooperation and support from other applicable Army organizations, such as the Army Research Institute and the Center for Army Analysis.

Qualifications. The successful candidate must have five or more year’s experience in strategic communication research, analysis and assessment using relevant tools, techniques and procedures, with at least two years of demonstrated experience in performing communication assessments at the enterprise level. The candidate will possess a sound, practitioner’s knowledge of government or corporate staff actions with emphasis on strategic communications assessments and measurements. Knowledge and expertise of social science methodologies including survey methods and analysis is essential. Prior DoD, US Government, Army or Joint Staff experience is a plus with knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing Army Public Affairs Programs. Relevant experience in a public relations firm that is serving or has served government clients would also be a plus. An Operational Research and Systems Analysis background or credential is a plus. Candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, diplomacy, tact and the demonstrated ability to interact with and respond to senior leaders. Candidate must be a self-starter who is persistent, flexible and intuitive when facing difficult communication challenges. The candidate must possess the ability to apply problem-solving tools, techniques and procedures in recommending courses of action in communication analysis, assessment and measurement and be able to establish communication objectives, metrics and showcase integrated planning expertise. Knowledge and experience using on-line and

social media assessment tools is required. Candidate must possess demonstrated initiative, creativity, resourcefulness and organizational skills to plan, integrate and execute multiple complex strategic communication initiatives involving key constituents, including: Congress, international, state and local agencies, internal and external publics, and the media.

Requirements. The position location is at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA., and requires at least five years of Army or DoD experience with expertise in Public Affairs, Strategic Communication, and communication assessments and metrics. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is preferred. Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required. Access and MS Project a plus. The candidate must be prepared to submit examples of assessment processes and products in which he or she has had a major role in developing. The candidate must have an active and final Secret security clearance at the time of application.

www.l-3com.com/careers (position #27012)

12.) Naval Architect, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, Department of the Navy, Bremerton, WA

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/302883000

13.) Senior Scientist/Engineer V (BST-ARL-135), Bowhead Technical and Professional Services / Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, Aberdeen, MD

https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.welcome&category_id=103775&company_id=15697&version=1&startflag=2&parent=BowheadTechnical%20and%20ProfessionalServices%3B%3B%3BScientific&levelid2=103775

14.) Senior Naval Business Development Professional (Level 3), Defense & Security Systems, Saab Sensis, Syracuse, NY

http://www.saabsensis.com/careers/

15.) Public Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, TX

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/302563200

16.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army, Pacific, Fort Richardson, AK

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/303011700

17.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR Federal LLC, Washington, DC

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=969

18.) Network Engineer (TS required), General Dynamics Information Technology, Tampa, FL

http://clearedjobs.net/view-job/69892/general-dynamics-it/network-engineer-ts-required

19.) Director, Pacific Region, Textron Systems Corporation, Washington, DC

https://careers.textron.com/psc/hr91prd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=115673

20.) Lead Mechanical Engineer, Goodrich SIS, Vergennes, VT

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Mechanical Engineer for Control Actuation Systems will join a growing team whose responsibilities include the design and development of electromechanical control systems for aircraft, munitions and projectiles. The position will include involvement on many varieties of actuation systems including both linear and rotary actuation mechanisms aboard manned and unmanned aircraft, missiles and projectiles. The majority of work will be analysis and some design including generation of Design Analysis Reports (DAR). More specific responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:

Responsibilities for the Lead Mechanical Engineer include:

• Support Business Development efforts to win new business, including support of proposal efforts and customer visits

• Work with the Chief Engineer, program Tech Lead and other technical leads to develop design architectures meeting customer and mission requirements

• Coordinates the design and development of actuators and components which meet customer and internal requirements.

• Design and develop products utilizing Pro/E.

• Develop system requirements and flow down to sub systems

• Generate and review analysis including structural and dynamic analysis, gear train analysis including backlash, jack screw and ball screw efficiencies, inertia , bearing loading and stiffness.

• Material analysis to include material selection based on requirements including material finishes.

• Prove out all analysis and recommendations through testing.

• Work closely with the motor engineering team and make correct recommendation of motor size.

• Work closely with vendors, bearing manufacturers, ball screw manufacturers and other suppliers as necessary.

• Take part in failure reviews and develop corrective actions

• Support design, prototyping, and testing of actuation systems.

• Interface and work with team members across all disciplines and levels within the organization – purchasing, engineering, test technicians, etc.

• Working on multiple projects being flexible to changes in priorities as required.

• Travel when required.

Desired Skills & Experience

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will possess a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and will have a minimum of ten or more years related in actuation design. A working knowledge and understanding of general analysis programs is required. More specific skill and experience will include but not be limited to the following:

• Familiarity with the use of MATHCAD

• Experience using ProE & ANSYS

• Knowledge of materials, coatings and finishes including nitriding, carborizing, tempers and induction hardening necessary.

• Having previous successful experience performing cyclic loading calculations.

• Aerospace gearing background to include contact stresses on gear teeth, gear train analysis, backlash requirements and calculations is essential.

• Knowledge of thrust, roller and contact bearings, bearing load, size and applications.

• Experience with temporizing or induction hardening.

• Knowledge of endurance issues typical of cyclic loading.

• Experience performing torque and inertial backlash calculations desired.

• Actuator experience in commercial aircraft environments ((DOD environments preferred).

• US Citizenship is a must

The ideal Mechanical Engineer candidate has the following preferred attributes:

• MSME

• 15 years direct related work experience including Actuators and GNC systems

• Experience with Military design of gun launched projectiles

In general individuals should be characterized by a desire to be a contributing member of an accomplished engineering group but will be talented individual contributors. Individuals should be further characterized by a true engineering curiosity, a bias for action and possessive of a strong sense of ownership and accountability. Additional characteristics should include but not be limited to the following:

• Possessive of excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Must be capable of functioning comfortably and effectively within a team.

• Should be possessive of an aggressive (in a positive manner) attitude.

• Able to function at a high level with multiple tasks and projects and or to effectively change direction based upon client requirements

• Should be professional in appearance and demeanor.

Company Description

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. With 2009 revenues of $6.7 billion, Goodrich is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and employs more than 24,000 people worldwide in approximately 80 facilities across 16 countries. Goodrich offers an extensive range of products, systems and services for aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines and defense forces around the world. The company's transformation into one of the globe's largest aerospace and defense companies has been driven by strategic acquisitions and internal growth fueled by innovation and quality. From aerostructures and actuation systems to landing gear, engine control systems, sensors and safety systems, Goodrich products are on almost every aircraft in the world.

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2142997

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