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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 Design Team Lead

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position for an Electrical Design Team Lead.  The job location is Fort Eustis, VA in support of the Aviation Development Directorate (ADD).    Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Electrical Design Team Lead, completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope: This position will serve as the Team Lead over a larger design team of electrical designers and engineers. Design and drawing packages must be in accordance with identified airworthiness requirements for particular aircraft platforms.  

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Design and integration of aircraft systems and sub-systems.
  • Development of drawing packages in sufficient detail to production tech data packages.
  • Assisting in the preparation of purchase requests for materials necessary to realize designs.
  • Tracking purchase requests. 
  • Coordination with the fabricators as required in the production of these designs.    

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree (or above) and CAD certification.
  • 10 years experience using computer aided software design systems (i.e. Parametric Technology Program Engineer/CREO CAD) and Windchill Data Base systems. 
  • Secret or Interim Secret security clearance is required.


Technical Writer

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position for a Technical Writer.  The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD in support of U.S. Navy munitions and energetic operations.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Technical Writer, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  This position will work closely with customers to develop and maintain Navy specifications and technical manuals.  Technical assignments for this position are diverse and require the ability to work with little supervision.  Duties include technical documentation review, technical editing, and copy preparation.  Position requires technical writing skills and demonstrated ability in the operation of publishing/editorial software to compose text and tables, copy editing, and art work.   

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Analyzes and reviews style and format of technical documents for compliance with Department of Defense standards, specifications, and instructions.
  • Verifies format, style, content arrangement, and other publication requirements for any technical document that does not conform to existing specifications.
  • Ensures conformance to established specifications (style, format, and publication content requirements).  
  • Ensures correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 
  • Prepares final documents for printing and distribution.    

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred in English, technical writing, education, or journalism (experience may substitute for degree).
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Pro (2007 and up) required.
  • Secret or Interim Secret security clearance is required.
  • Strong English and/or prior technical editing background desired.
  • Must be highly skilled with keyboard and software programs.
  • Strong attention to detail.

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.  



  • 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.

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