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Cruz Associates, Inc. serves a wide range of Department of Defense customers. New opportunities to contribute to significant missions and projects arise every day.

Become a part of the Cruz Associates family. Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

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Electrical Engineer

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for an Electrical Engineer.  The job location is Fort Eustis, Virginia in support of the Engineering and Design Analysis Branch, U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Electrical Engineer completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Serves as an Electrical Engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. The position will provide electrical design and analysis on multiple aviation systems and the development of Technical Data Packages (TDP) suitable for prototype, full production and special mission hardware. All designs shall be accomplished using Parametric Technology Pro-Engineer/CREO CAD software.

Responsibilities:

  • System electrical design supportInstrumentation electrical designElectrical loads analysis (ELA) of new systems, instrumentation, and organic airframes and its sub-systems.
  • Electrical testing (EMC/EMI) supportLaboratory/bench test development and testing.
  • Producing ELA reports suitable for airworthiness approval.
  • Support flight testing by developing instrumentation plans and interpreting flight test data.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Parametric Technology Pro-Engineer/CREO CAD software.
  • Requires working knowledge of the Army's airworthiness processes.
  • Requires experience in developing system descriptions and developing Technical Data Packages.
  • Requires a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Requires at least a Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401K, FSA, disability, and life insurance.
  • Paid time off (2 weeks, negotiable).
  • Ten Federal holidays plus an 11th company holiday.

 

Expert Aviation Maintenance Software Developer

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position for an Expert Aviation Maintenance Software Developer for the Systems Integration and Management Office (SIMO).  The job location is at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in support of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Army Special Operation Aviation (ARSOA).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Expert Aviation Maintenance Software Developer, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.  

Scope: The Aviation Maintenance Software Developer will work independently and as part of a team to analyze and devise software solutions, support existing solutions and/or modifications, as well as to delegate or mentor other team members as required.  This position will be responsible for creating new and intelligent software solutions that provide efficiencies for the Government customer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide end-user support and troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Integrate new technologies into existing products.
  • Review / debug other developers’ work to ensure a robust, quality software product.
  • Ensure the security and integrity of all applications developed with a devotion to IA coding standards.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate documentation related to source code and other documentation as required.
  • Provide suggestions to improve current code and code being developed.
  • Perform modification, testing, and debugging tasks on vendor-supplied utilities and packages to ensure fit with requested operating environment.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem solving skills for design and development of software.
  • Maintain a fundamental understanding of relational databases.
  • Analyze systems and suggest or architect solutions with clear designs.
  • Possess experience designing and coding Object Oriented code projects.
  • Possess understanding of full software development life-cycle.
  • Perform additional duties as required.
  • Perform routine clerical, administrative, and logistics tasks as required in support of the AMSO.
  • Possesses a Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.

Education and Experience-Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related technical discipline, or equivalent technical training or work experience.
  • Four years software engineering or software development experience developing scalable, high-performance applications using .NET, C#/VB, WPF, MS SQL Server (v. 2000+).
  • Proven track record of driving and delivering high quality software products on time and within budget.
  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel.
  • Military aviation and SOA background desired.

Industrial Maintenance Technician I

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for an Industrial Maintenance Technician I. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Industrial Maintenance Technician I, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified electrician to support maintenance, repair, and installation of explosive and chemical processing equipment. Technician will work in all explosive and chemical processing areas as determined by management or COR.  Technician shall be subject to physical examinations and certification requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tasks may include but are not limited to routine maintenance, repair, installation and modification to existing or new process equipment.  This work includes hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, pipe fitting, and steam fitting.
  • Troubleshoot repairs, modifies, and conducts preventative maintenance on complex electrical, mechanical, and processing systems.
  • Electrical tasks range from bending conduit and pulling wire to wiring 3 phase pumps, motor starters motor control centers, and control wiring.
  • Technician may be required to execute written maintenance procedures and document work completed on record sheets to be archived in data base.

Education and Experience – Required: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to gain/maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Ability to pass Explosives Handler physical and Respirator Fit test
  • Ability to pass Ammo-18 Certification class
  • Sound technical skills
  • Pipefitting/electrical experience strongly desired
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs)

Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammo)

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammo). The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammo), completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope: Qualified Quality Assurance Specialist supports the work of other NSWC IHEODTD activities, vendors, participating industrial and government activities and the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Air Systems Command.  Provides Command expertise in metals parts, measuring techniques, and quality as a part in the product assurance inspections process. Provides technical expertise and consultation, and is the central review point for discrepant quality evidence and contact point for coordination of quality verification efforts.  Specialist shall be subject to physical examinations and certification requirements.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Interpret drawings and sketches; using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in evaluating parts and interpreting drawings.
  • Evaluate current inspection methods and procedures for accuracy, effectiveness, and productivity. Performs many of the difficult and complicated inspections on weapons, materials and test equipment procured, purchased, produced, modified, or repaired by the Command.
  • Perform technical evaluation to select up to date inspection equipment, techniques, and methods.
  • Coordinate testing of all first article samples. Works with other Divisions within the Department and with other departments. Completes reports and prepares a comprehensive report for the customer.
  • Set up and program various computer controlled equipment used in part measurement and physical evaluation of materials.
  • Monitor the performance of the inspection equipment and the data generated.
  • Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills and assists floor leader in providing advice and assistance to the other inspectors in the Branch.
  • Develop inspection procedures and plans to use by contractor personnel problems.
  • Act as the Command representative to the outside sources involved whether it is another government facility or a private contractor by providing special field advice and assistance visits.
  • Provide technical assistance to Vendor Control and Supply by field advice and meetings with vendors and other government facilities and to evaluate the capability of the vendor to produce the material in question.
  • Participate in the Pre‐Award Surveys and Post‐Award Surveys to evaluate the capability of the Command’s vendors and when called upon by the Fleet Analysis Center.
  • Perform spot‐checks of SIPs, QATIPs, and other inspections of materials for adequacy and thoroughness. Recommends changes where conditions warrant changes and researches and drafts Standard Inspection Procedures used in the receipt inspection of hardware.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Technical expertise in the field of manufactured parts that enables the incumbent to provide advisory services to coworkers, customers, and vendors. Extensive knowledge of the design and materials being used in manufacturing a wide variety of ordnance items to develop and evaluate inspection procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of Programming and the usage of computer controlled measuring equipment. Thorough knowledge of CMM including programming, operating, and interpreting data.
  • Working knowledge of qualifying vendors and Qualified Bidders List (QBL). Working knowledge of Aerospace parts.Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y 14.5) and the ability to apply it using up to date inspection techniques to perform inspections.
  • Working knowledge of various plating/protective finishing processes.
  • Understanding/knowledge of various heat treating and material hardening techniques and electro plating.
  • Broad knowledge of practices and procedures of other activities such as contracting, engineering, safety, and production to coordinate verification efforts.
  • Skill in applying a variety of methods and techniques for investigating, analyzing, and correcting quality problems.
  • Secret security clearance or Interim Secret required.

Ordnance Worker

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA currently collecting resumes and is looking for qualified candidates for Ordnance Workers. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD. Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Ordnance Worker and completing the online application and uploading thier resumes.

Scope of Performance: Ordnance Workers will work in all explosive and chemical processing areas as determined by management or COR. Ordnance Workers shall be subject to physical examinations and certification requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

Tasks may include:

  • Assisting in the weighing and transport of energetic materials.
  • Support of explosives loading operations.
  • Assembly, disassembly, radiographic inspection and packaging and marking of inert and explosive-loaded ordnance items.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to gain Secret Clearance (must be a US citizen).
  • Ability to pass Explosives Handler physical and Respirator Fit Test.
  • Ability to pass Ammo-18 class (1-day course).
  • Sound technical and magazine skills.

To find out more about Cruz, you can visit our website at www.cruzinc.us.

Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer.