Job Description

TPG - Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

Department: Hard Armor

Job Description

Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

Job duties include:

  • Design all FMEAs for all new products and recommend changes to designs if required to improve reliability of products and prepare and evaluate all test plans and protocols and perform tests on all critical components and sub-assemblies.
  • Develop and maintain all reliability plans and perform tests on same and recommend improvement processes to various engineering projects and participate in various external forums to maintain quality of all projects.
  • Coordinate with project teams and design an efficient program plans and documents same and perform tests on various new products and execute all reliability centered maintenance programs and perform regular risk based inspections and analyze all product failures.
  • Manage all reliability activities and prepare all site manuals according to mechanical integrity processes and maintain quality assurance and assist to instill sufficient plant systems and maintain all reliability networks efficiently.
  • Manage all reliability processes and recommend required standardized procedures and provide support to all engineering programs and design all product specifications and monitor all product issues and perform root causes analysis on all process using structured methods such as Ishikawa and the 5-why’s and specify corrective actions.
  • Provide mentorship in the areas of reliability and maintainability.
  • Review and assess reliability and maintainability test strategies as documented in Test Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and other documentation.
  • Understand and evaluate quality and risk associated with reliability and maintainability characteristics, capabilities, requirements, and specification in accordance with Failure mode effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) and Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS).
  • Evaluate the impacts of new technologies and practices of the R&M discipline
  •  Experience using model based engineering, SysML, XML and associated tools such as Cameo, MagicDraw, Rhapsody, and Enterprise Architecture
  • Knowledge of tools such as OPUS, Windchill, Raptor, ReliaSoft, and Teamcenter
  • Understanding of business challenges and opportunities driven by technology, digital transformation, and regulations unique to the Defense industry and the relationships between R&M Engineering, Logistics (Product Support) and cost.
  • Understanding of condition-based maintenance, prognostics and health management, and reliability-centered maintenance.
  • Manages and tracks requirement for design, qualification and production efforts and should have a working knowledge of DOORS or similar requirements tracking software;
  • Travel to support efforts, proposals and installations, trouble shooting, technical support, planned and unplanned systems upgrades, configuration management, and documentation development.
  • Familiar with civilian and defense related system specifications (i.e. MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-1472, DO-160, DO-180, etc.).
  • Supports system development per ARP-4754. 
  • Conducts or interprets system safety assessments per ARP 4761 or similar standards to derive safety-related requirements.  Assesses failure analysis results, such as FMEA or fault tree analysis, to determine compliance with safety-related requirements. 
  • Ability to author, develop systems level analysis supporting design and qualification;
  • Interface with Mechanical and Structures Engineers on a regular basis;
  • Interface with internal and external resources in support of plans and activities;
  • Manage requirements and decompose high level requirements into low level requirements and allocate them to their respective components.  Supports requirements management as part of electronic systems development life cycle conducted per DO-178 or similar process when required.
  • Interprets subsystem hardware and software architecture and design definitions for compliance with system level design specifications and requirements. 
  • Ability to author, develop and implemental departmental/corporate procedures;
  • Develop and maintain Internal and External Interface Control Documents;
  • Develop documentation in support of customer requirements i.e. SDRLs/CDRLs;
  • Develop, generate and execute test plans in support of program validation and verification;
  • Interpret system test data to determine level of compliance to requirements. 
  • Develop[KE1]  Technical Reports in support of department initiatives;
  • Coordinate projects by monitoring and maintaining Gate process and schedules;
  • Participate in bid and proposal process (i.e. identify and verify submission compliance and generate Basis of Estimates and System Specifications);
  • Conduct root cause analysis.
  • Define and operate a project risk management process including risk identification, mitigation and fallback planning, and risk status tracking. 
  • Assess designs for compliance to human factors requirements.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years related experience.
  • At least 15 years of experience with 10 years of DoD R&M engineering experiences either in a DoD Program office or a DoD defense system manufacturer.
  • Six years of experience with both document based and model based system engineering (MBSE) philosophies including designing at the system level using tools such as block diagrams or functional flow diagrams.
  • Experience with DoD Systems Engineering processes and R&M disciplines to include requirements development, R&M engineering contracts (statement of work, CDRLs, Section L&M and MIL-STD-1472) engineering and life cycle cost trade studies, and R&M Engineering design activities.
  • Derive human factors related requirements with understanding of the DoD Reliability, Availability, Maintainability-Cost (RAM-C) operational requirements analysis process including use of fielded (system operational) data to inform decisions.
  • Experience leading government and industry R&M engineering working groups
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional writing skills to author and develop white papers, guidance documents, and briefings
  • Strong verbal communication skills to successfully lead and/or collaborate with internal and external customers

 This position requires use of and access to information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Accordingly, all Project Managers must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Temporary Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to stand or sit and move about the facility. Employee may occasionally lift or move up to 35 lbs.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work usually performed in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occasional work performed in production setting.

Job Type
Full Time