Combat Vehicle Tester III (TEMP)

Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
18 Nov 2016
08 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Jacobs is one of the nation's largest engineering and technical services companies with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. At the US Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) within Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jacobs Technology employees, along with our teammate companies Caelum, SOI, eLe, and Trident, ensure the weapons, vehicles, and equipment that the war fighter depends on are safe, effective and reliable.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here

Job Description:

Serves as working leader to include coordination of efforts necessary to perform a variety of tasks associated with testing track or wheeled combat vehicles to include operating and maintaining vehicles, weapons, systems, and communication equipment while supporting firing programs and test missions, on and off test courses and firing ranges. Assigns work and provides technical direction, helps in accomplishing difficult work procedures, observes work in progress to anticipate and resolved problems, and inspects completed work for quality and consistency. Tasks may be manual and/or mechanical in nature and support testing combat vehicle systems, weapons, ammunition, armor, and related equipment. Coordinates efforts necessary to ensure operator level Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) as well as any other operator level maintenance performed is done in accordance with appropriate/approved test plans, manuals, policies, and regulations. Works independently and assists/coordinates the efforts of less experienced personnel in accordance with operator level manuals to troubleshoot, diagnose, and appropriately document issues relating to power plants, auxiliary power units, engines, transmissions, suspension components, electrical/electronic systems and components, communications equipment, basic fire control systems, turret traversing mechanisms, hydraulic or pneumatic systems, fire extinguisher/suppression systems, gas particulate systems and any like or related items in accordance with test objectives. Coordinates efforts necessary to ensure unit level maintenance is accomplished in accordance with appropriate/approved test plans, manuals, policies, and regulations. Works independently and/or coordinates efforts to install and/or operate sensitive data collection instrumentation, vehicle system training simulators/devices, and/or maintain equipment necessary to collect, process, store or obtain test related data in accordance with appropriate test plans, manuals, policies, and regulations. Works independently and assists less qualified personnel to effectively operate combat vehicle computers, software, and other related technology. Identifies, documents, and communicates test related and/or abnormal conditions in an appropriate format and timely manner. Provides on-the-job training, technical advice and assistance to various government agencies, peers, and subordinates as required. Works independently and assists less qualified personnel to develop, analyze and provide technical input as required for documentation and training. Works, coordinates, and collaborates with others in a professional manner to accomplish testing, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of combat vehicles and equipment. Actively participates to ensure personal safety, team safety, visitor safety, and end user safety in accordance with policy, standard operating procedures, and locally identified hazard mitigation requirements.

1) Must possess an Ammunition Certification Level I within one year of employment.

2) Twenty percent (20%) of this labor category shall possess a valid Class B CDL.

7 yrs. applicable experience or have completed formal training relevant to operating, maintaining, and/or testing combat vehicles and associated relevant weapon components or systems. At least 2 of the 7 yrs. of experience must be as a CVT II or a comparable test and evaluation range, laboratory, or military environment. Must have demonstrated leadership ability.

Essential Functions Form:


The ability to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel and climb into or under a vehicle is required (up to 50%). Walking a minimum of 50 yards over rough terrain is required (up to 25%). The ability to push and pull as well as lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required (up to 50%).


Work environment may be inside or outside depending on the task. The ability to work in outside field conditions that include hot and cold extreme temperatures and other outdoor climatic conditions is required (up to 25%). Must be able to work in areas where only portable restroom facilities are available (up to 25%). Work environment may be fast-paced and require work under pressure to meet deadlines associated with the completion of a task. Position will require multiple task efforts. Must be able to work and operate equipment safely in and around congested shop areas.


Operates equipment ranging from 1-100 tons with a variety of different axle configurations and tow loads designed for these vehicles. Also operates forklifts and other material handling equipment. Wheeled combat/Tactical vehicles are tested. Fires small and medium caliber weapons and/or large caliber weapons. The requirements include the ability to work on unprotected heights and be around moving machinery/equipment. Must have the ability to operate computer systems necessary to support the tests and time card entries. May be required to work on a computer (up to 20% of the time)


Attendance is critical at all times during normal duty hours. Work outside of normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays, may be required with as little as one-hour advance notice.


Must be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to obtain an interim secret security clearance in order to gain access to required areas, networks and systems within thirty (30) days of date of your offer letter. Must be able to obtain and retain a secret security clearance. Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Must be able to obtain and retain unescorted access to work areas. Required to take a hearing test and complete blood count. Must also receive a physical examination in accordance with the requirements of ATC. If working with depleted uranium, an Urinebioassay and Invivo lung scan may also be required. May be subject to other physicals or exams if required to wear a respirator or are designated by the COR to have other physicals due to the work area in which you are assigned. May be subject to exposure to vibration, noise, radiation, extreme temperature changes, lead, dusts, solvents, and fuels such as diesel, gasoline, and JP8 (jet fuel). Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must have a valid driver's license and personal transportation for the purpose of moving around the proving ground to accomplish job functions and in order to operate a rental vehicle if and when travel is required.