Reliability Engineer (155)

ID: 155
Posted: July 08, 2013
Location: Aurora CO

We are seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer to join our team. This position will participate in the execution of all Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RMA) activities on the program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Identify RMA impacts in the architecture to ensure RMA considerations are appropriately allocated to the system and horizontally integrated across the development teams
• Interface with the Mission Assurance, Specialty and Integrated Logistics Engineering functions to ensure integration and continuity in the design and development process
• Develop RMA design guidelines, plans, procedures, work instructions, etc. to ensure conformance to RMA standards
• Perform RMA engineering analyses including physics of failure, diagnostics and fault isolation, prognostics and fault predictions, component stress analysis, failure modes, effects and criticality, fault tree analysis, modeling and predictions
• Design test and verification methods for validating RMA performance parameters and measures as well as defining and supporting Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
• Represent RMA engineering interests by participating in technical and engineering review boards.

Required Skills/Knowledge
• Minimum of 6 years Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RMA) experience on large hardware and software development programs spanning all life cycle phases
• Minimum of 6 years Systems Engineering experience with a proven track record
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work, collaborate and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team including Customers, subcontractors and vendors
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the activities of a team
• Demonstrated understanding of RMA standards including MIL-HDBK-338, MIL-STD-756, MIL-STD-785, MIL-STD-129, MIL-HDBK-217, MIL-STD-471 and MIL-STD-472
• Working knowledge of RMA modeling and prediction, FMEA, FTA, trend analysis, limited life assessment, and maintainability demonstration testing
• Experience with FRACAS in accordance with MIL-STD-2155 or equivalent industry standards or practices
• Ability to lead a Failure Review Board and provide training in root cause analysis
• Experience in the development of RMA related Engineering Change Proposals, Engineering Estimates, technical documentation, including RMA Program Plans, and other contract deliverable items
• Experience working in a geographically dispersed team
• U.S. Citizen

Desired Skills/Knowledge
• Experience with NASA RMA processes, practices and expectations
• Experience with Probabilistic Risk Assessment
• Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management principles and practices
• Demonstrated experience with software reliability analysis
• Experience using modeling and prediction tools such as WindChill
• Experience with the use and application of the GIDEP
• Experience working in a multi-discipline environment
• Experience working with requirements management tools/databases
• Experience with interface definition/documentation
• Experience with Use Case and ConOps development
• Experience with Earned Value techniques or cost account management
• EVMS Level 2 certification
• Qualified Raytheon Six Sigma™ Specialist or Six Sigma Green Belt

Required Education
Bachelor Degree is required in one of the following: Aerospace Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.


Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. is an award-winning national technology service provider to federal entities, DoD prime contractors, and commercial customers. We recently ranked 9th out of the top 100 providers of Systems Engineering Services to the Federal Government. Columbus is headquartered in El Segundo, California with multiple regional offices, including Greenbelt, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia.

Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. is and Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain an affirmative action plan and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. EEO/AA/MFDV


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