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Senior Industrial Engineer

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: November 3, 2019

Job Description:

The Senior Industrial Engineer will provide 'hands-on' engineering support and act as technical lead for designated projects, under the direction of the Project Lead. Desired candidate must be open to learning, and possess the initiative to carry out assigned duties to the best of their abilities. In addition, you will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of designs. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, and a can-do attitude.

The projects that will be assigned involve government work and US Citizenship is required.

Primary Responsibilities

* Provide subject matter expertise with system analysis, design, delivery, verification, and troubleshooting of designated systems.

* Generate technical documents, such as test plans, procedures, design specifications, schematic drawings, process flow diagrams and cost estimates.

* Provide technical input/feedback to the development team.

* Provide technical feedback to the Program Manager.

* Travel to customer/end user sites to support assigned projects.


Minimum Requirements:

BS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant engineering experience.

Preferred Education: MS in one of the previously listed fields, plus 7 years of relevant engineering experience or a PhD plus 5 years of relevant engineering experience.

Security Clearance

Active Department of Defense Secret clearance is required, TS/SCI preferred.

Selected applicant will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.



* Minimum of ten years specialized experience in industrial systems, automation systems and/or light/medium industrial manufacturing.

* Demonstrated understanding and practical application of systems engineering concepts/principles/theories.

* A strong knowledge of the systems engineering life cycle processes within an industrial and/or manufacturing environment is preferred.

* Demonstrated understanding of fundamental engineering concepts/principles/theories and standard engineering methodologies (AGILE, LEAN, etc.)

* Proficiency with requirements management, system design, system modeling tools, generating and interpreting schematic drawings and process flow diagrams.

* Proficiency performing system research and analysis (such as reviewing vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals).

* Proficiency implementing appropriate industry standards, 'best practices', processes, and procedures.

* Ability to perform system-level integration and testing, including development of test plans and procedures.

* Ability to clearly articulate, verbally and in writing, new concepts and capabilities to the team and customers.

Preferred Experience:

* Demonstrated understanding of test equipment such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, or signal analyzers.

* Hands-on experience with:

* design, simulation, and/or analysis tools (OrCAD, MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, etc.)

* software/firmware development (Java, Python, C, etc.)

* modeling and/or drafting software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.)

* Past implementation of SCRUM methodology or Agile project management experience.


Travel is required; Expected Travel: 20% (Approximately 80 days/year).

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,100 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace, in 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. We are also very proud of our Women's Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women in order to maximize career and professional accomplishments. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.",

DegreeName: Bachelors

Education: Electrical Engineering

MinimumRequiredYears: 10

MaximumRequiredYears: 12

Description: Experience in industrial systems, automation systems and/or light/medium industrial manufacturing

Licenses & Certifications

LicenseAndCertificationName: Security Clear Secret

Keywords: Applied Research Associates, Inc., Suffolk , Senior Industrial Engineer, Engineering , Suffolk, Virginia

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