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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.

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      Indian Head, Maryland

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has open positions for qualified candidates for a Fire Alarm Technician. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Fire Alarm Technician, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified Fire Alarm Technician 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:

  • Troubleshoot and provide corrective maintenance to radio decoding terminal equipment employing special purpose digital computer
  • Troubleshoot and provide corrective maintenance on antenna systems, remote control systems, power supplies, and various electrical switching devices
  • Tests equipment under operating conditions making appropriate adjustments and calibrates other equipment’s as required. Use such equipment as ohm, volt, and amp meters.
  • Assembles, repairs, and modifies fire alarm systems for operation of ordnance industrial equipment such as mixers, presses, extruding equipment, stress test equipment and real time x-ray equipment
  • Provides inspection, testing, corrective and preventative maintenance of explosion proof and general-purpose fire protection systems for a variety of industrial operating facilities
  • Participate on a team to perform annual, semiannual, and quarterly fire alarm system maintenance in and industrial environment. Develop field reports of findings, documenting repair part requirements for purchase.  Performs follow up visits to complete repairs and perform validation testing
  • Knowledge of facility electrical systems and complex electrical and electronic system and equipment
  • Ability to read blueprints and blueprint symbols

Education and Experience – Required: MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

  • NICET LEVEL II/III
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass explosives handler physical and respirator fit test
  • Sound technical and computer skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs.)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has open positions for qualified candidates for a Fire Suppression Technician. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Fire Suppression Technician, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified Fire Suppression Technician 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:

  • Independently assembles, modifies, and repairs replacement sprinkler pipes, fittings, and fixtures according to the specifications and plumbing codes.
  • Tests equipment under operating conditions making appropriate adjustments and calibrates other equipment’s as required. Use such equipment as pipe cutting machine and soldering torch.
  • Performs corrective maintenance on defective piping by cutting, bending, threading, and assembling piping materials suited to the specialized use of the sprinkler systems. Fits pipe sections by screwing, bolting, brazing, and welding, gluing, fusing, soldering, and replacing connections with new mechanical couplings.  Restores to service assembles and provides modifications to related items needed to complete the sprinkler system operation
  • Performs corrective maintenance to sprinkler systems for operation of ordnance industrial facilities that house equipment such as mixers, presses, extruding equipment, stress test equipment and real time x-ray equipment.
  • Knowledge of facility electrical systems and complex electrical and electronic system and equipment
  • Inspects, test, and maintains wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems for a variety of industrial operating facilities
  • Ability to read blueprints and blueprint symbols

Education and Experience – Required: MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

  • Master’s License preferred or Journeyman of 5 years with 10 years in the field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass explosives handler physical and respirator fit test
  • Sound technical and computer skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs.)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has open positions for qualified candidates for a HVAC/R Mechanic. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: HVAC/R Mechanic, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified HVAC/R Mechanic 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:

  • In industrial areas, required to inspect, testing and troubleshoot defects or malfunctions in HVAC/R and mechanical and related systems and fixtures. Inspects HVAC/R system equipment and fixtures using diagnostic techniques such as use of Direct Digital Control systems and standalone interface with HVAC/R systems. Checks system for leaks and defects.  Observes and test the operational efficiency of HVAC/R systems to localize malfunctions.  Independently conducts inspections of and troubleshoots HVAC/R systems irregularities and existing and/or potential problems.  Identifies source and nature of system problems and develops solutions to complex HVAC/R related issues
  • Diagnoses HVAC/R related issues with comfort cooling, Integrated Dehumidification Systems, (IDS), Energy Recovery Ventilators, (ERV), Dedicated Outdoor Air Supply systems, (DOAS), Chillers, Boilers, ductless mini split systems as well as Geothermal and Variable Refrigerant flow systems. Systems are by various manufacturer and may require specialized software for access and diagnostics. Provides corrective maintenance of defective components by cutting, bending, threading, and assembling piping materials suited to the specialized use on HVAC/R systems. Fits components or pipe sections by screwing, bolting, brazing, and welding, gluing, fusing, soldering, and replacing connections with new mechanical couplings
  • Independently performs corrective maintenance to components or entire systems according to the specifications and mechanical codes
  • Maintain a wide variety of HVAC/R systems. From small residential units to large industrial Chillers, Boilers, and IDS systems

Education and Experience – Required: MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

  • Master’s License as HVAC/R Technician for 5 years with 10 years in the field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass explosives handler physical and respirator fit test
  • Sound technical and computer skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs.)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us)  of Yorktown, VA has open positions for qualified candidates for a Maintenance Electrician. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Maintenance Electrician, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified Maintenance 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:

  • Inspects test and modifies control panels for operation of ordnance industrial equipment such as cutting machine, bradding machine, mixers, presses, extruding equipment, stress test equipment and real time x-ray equipment
  • In industrial areas performs, testing, maintains, trouble shoots and deferred maintenance repairs electrical power lines, cables, lighting equipment, and associated components, including raceways, supports, wiring switches, outlets, light fixture, fuse boxes, circuit breakers and panels, transformers, computer circuits and various motors and fans
  • Maintains, and restores to service explosion proof/general purpose electrical/electronic industrial equipment, such as manual and magnetic motor starters, transformers, surge suppressers, sequential relay cabinets, overload phase protectors and controllers of all types
  • Test, trouble shoots, maintain, and restores to service an array of non-standard industrial equipment and systems. These include vibration test systems, safety interlock systems for hazardous operations, explosive grain cutting machinery with remote controls, explosive braiding machinery, power conditioning systems, energy management systems, and electronically controlled uninterrupted power supplies.   Use various tools and test equipment, such as multi-meters protective relay testers, and ammeters
  • Adept in requirements of National Electrical Code and NFPA 780 Standard for Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
  • Ability to read blueprints and blueprint symbols

Education and Experience – Required: MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

  • Master’s License preferred or Journeyman of 5 years with 10 years in the field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass explosives handler physical and respirator fit test
  • Sound technical and computer skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs.)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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

Scope of Performance: Qualified technician to support maintenance, repair, and installation facilities and equipment. Technician will work in all explosive and facility processing areas as determined by management or COR.

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 three 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 obtain and maintain an Interim Secret/Secret Clearance.
  • Sound technical skills.
  • Pipefitting/electrical/hydraulic experience strongly desired.
  • Prior experience in a maintenance capacity/trade.
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75lbs).

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has an open position for an Analyst I.  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: Analyst I, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Serves as an analyst with analytical and administrative services. Branches supported include: Controls and Tooling Design; Equipment Repair and Machine Shop; Ordnance Storage and Shipping; Disposal and Decontamination; and Production Control, Receipt and Inspection.  Interfaces daily with engineers, ordnance technicians, program managers, and industry partners.  Assignments for this position require the ability to work with little supervision.  Position requires basic technical writing skills and demonstrated ability in the operation of Microsoft Office Suite software.

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Analyzes and reviews style and format of technical documents for compliance with Department of Defense standards, specifications, and instructions.
  • Ensures correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Prepares final documents for printing and distribution.
  • Set meetings, track tasks, take and distribute notes, track training, track down information from other departments, and track/order supplies.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or five years of experience in the applicable technical area.
  • Experience may include logistics support, supply support, data entry and analysis, and industrial trades.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance is required.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for an Industrial Maintenance Technician. 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, 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 three 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/hydraulic experience strongly desired
  • Prior experience in a maintenance capacity/trade
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75lbs)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

      Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia

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 Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia in support of the U.S. Army Development Command’s Technology Development Directorate – Aviation (TDD-A) Engineering Design and Analysis Branch (ED&A).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Electrical Engineer, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Provide electrical engineering analysis and support services for multiple Army and Special Operations aircraft and their associated mission equipment.  Successful performance requires knowledge of aircraft and component level design, qualification and testing specifications and methods and airworthiness requirements.  Areas of focus include system electrical design support; instrumentation electrical design; electrical loads analysis (ELA) of new systems, instrumentation, electrical testing (EMC/EMI) support; laboratory/bench test development and testing; producing ELA reports suitable for airworthiness approval; and supporting flight testing by developing instrumentation plans and interpreting flight test data.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop multiple ELA reports and flight test instrumentation plans for multiple aircraft projects.
  • Evaluate electrical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical theory and materials.
  • Confirm system and product specifications by designing feasibility and testing methods.
  • Ensure system and product quality by evaluating testing methods; by testing finished- product and system capabilities; and by confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.
  • Perform engineering design evaluations.
  • Identify and assist with documentation of functional requirements for assigned projects.
  • Analyze research and development plans.
  • Conduct research for system-related information as directed.
  • Participate in design reviews, technical meetings, and briefings.
  • Identify potential risks and appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Parametric Technology Pro-Engineer/CREO CAD software.
  • Working knowledge of the Army’s airworthiness processes.
  • Experience in developing system descriptions and developing Technical Data Packages.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in electrical engineering or electrical engineer technology.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

       Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Cruz Associates Inc. (www.cruzinc.us) of Yorktown, VA has an open position for a Software Developer.  The job location is at Fort Campbell, KY in support of the ARSOAC Aviation Maintenance Directorate (AAMD).  Interested candidates can apply at the following link: Software Developer, by completing the application and uploading their resume.

Scope: The Software Developer will work independently and as part of a development team to build applications ranging from rapid prototypes to enterprise level service offerings for our DoD clients; analyze and devise software solutions and support existing solutions and/or modifications. This position will be responsible for creating new and intelligent software solutions that provide efficiencies for the Government customer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides 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 ARSOAC Aviation Maintenance Directorate.

Education and Experience – Required:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Interim Secret and Secret security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related technical discipline, or equivalent technical training or work experience.
  • 4 years software engineering or software development experience using: .NET, C#/VB, MS SQL Server (v. 2019), WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation).

CAI offers competitive salary, superior benefits, cooperative and dynamic work environment. Apply with us today!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for a Senior Test and Evaluation Engineer. The job location is Fort Campbell, Kentucky in support of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.  Interested candidates can apply at the following link:  Senior Test and Evaluation Engineer, by completing the application and uploading their resume.

Scope of Performance:  Provide engineering support to US Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Systems Integration Management Office (SIMO).   SIMO’s primary areas of emphasis include capability development of A/MH-6, MH-47, MH-60, MQ-1, Avionics, Sensors, ASE, and Weapon programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop test plans, coordinate test activities to include test range scheduling and planning, data collection and processing.
  • Participate as a member of Technical Interface Meetings (TIM), Program Reviews, Test Integration Working Groups (TIWG), and System Safety Working Groups (SSWG).
  • Work closely with engineering counterparts, to include, but not limited to the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), and Technology Application Program Office (TAPO).
  • Apply and administer the requirements of AR 70-62 as they apply to Army Special Operations Aircraft (SOA).
  • Prepare supporting documentation necessary for test and or production airworthiness certification.
  • Coordinate on the design and review of modifications or new systems implementation in the supported organization’s SOA platforms.
  • Conduct and or participate in various data gathering, analysis and reports generation for, vibration and load analysis, electrical loads analysis, electromagnetic environmental effects, and armament and stores integration, as consistent with T&E Engineer’s qualified engineering discipline.
  • Participate in aerial flight in Flight Test Engineering capacity.
  • Perform routine clerical, administrative, and logistics tasks as required in support of the SIMO.

Education and Experience:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Interim Secret/Secret security clearance.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in military/commercial aviation.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with planning and conducting flight tests.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical engineering is highly desired.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in Special Operations Aviation, desired.
  • At least 3 years’ exposure to the Defense Acquisition process, desired.

CAI offers competitive salary, superior benefits, cooperative and dynamic work environment. Apply with us today!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

      Shalimar, Florida

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for a Quality Assurance Test Technician.  The job location is Shalimar, Florida in support of the Special Operations Mission Planning Environment (SOMPE).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Quality Assurance Test Technician, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  The Quality Assurance Test Technician shall support SOMPE by performing integrated support observation and participation in system testing/exercises, and by participating in technical meetings and program reviews with an emphasis on Tactical Assault Kit software.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather data, develop input for integrated test and evaluation plans, technical analyses, and prepare technical reports.
  • Define, perform, document, and present precise tests.
  • Test for technical compliance to defined requirements, functional capability, performance, usability, and integration within a specified software environment on host computer hardware platforms.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Solid background (minimum of five (5) years) in United States Special Forces ground/maritime, combat controller or pararescue operations is required.
  • Operational knowledge of Android Tactical Assault Kit/Windows Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK/WinTAK) software and associated plugins (ex: DataSync, Jumpmaster, Reports, Spotplot etc.) or equivalent required.
  • Experience in U.S. Special Forces ground/maritime/pararescue tactical communications hardware setup and deployment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must possess good writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience as Instructor/Subject Matter Expert\Liaison Officer.
  • Android Mobile Data Management (MDM)/Provisioning knowledge.
  • BS/MS Degree in engineering, business, or operations research.
  • Experience with Network/Server operations. Specific Knowledge of TAKServer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.