CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

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. 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 their 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, radio-graphic 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.

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 and 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 Required:

  • 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.

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a part time 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 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 75lbs).
  • Closed Captioned Television (CCTV) background encouraged.

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

Scope of Performance: Qualified Industrial/Commercial HVAC 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:

  • Tasks may include but are not limited to routine maintenance, repair, installation and modification to existing HVAC equipment
  • Follow defined steps for preventative maintenance on HVAC systems
  • Perform HVAC system installations and improvements
  • Skills in cleaning, adjusting, and repairing current systems
  • Diagnose electrical and mechanical faults in new and old systems
  • Ability to use pipe threaders, benders, machine tools, and general hand tools.
  • Ability to braze, solder and thread joints.
  • Ability to read blueprints and blueprint symbols.
  • 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 a Secret Clearance
  • Ability to pass Explosives Handler physical and Respirator Fit test
  • Ability to pass Ammo-18 Certification class
  • Sound technical and computer skills
  • Cascade refrigeration experience strongly desired
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75 lbs)

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Level I/II Digital Radiographer. The job location is on the Indian Head NSWCIHEODTD, Maryland site.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Level I/II Digital Radiographer, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance:  Level I/II Digital Radiographer technicians to support the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and inspection of Navy Munitions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inspection using cabinet x-ray systems
  • Follow protocol for accept/reject of Navy munitions
  • Follow NAS 410 NDT Methods for X-ray

Education and Experience – Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to gain/maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Sound technical skills
  • Ability to pass Explosive Handler Physical and Vision Test
  • Knowledge of NDT and NAS 410 Methods
  • Knowledge and training in the use of Cabinet X-ray Systems
  • Knowledge in metal castings or military munitions
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75lbs)

      Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for an Apprentice Electrical Engineer in support of the Engineering Design and Analysis Branch (ED&A). The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia. Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Apprentice Electrical Engineer, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: 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 are: 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.

Key Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Develop multiple ELA reports and flight test instrumentation plans for multiple aircraft projects.
  • Evaluate electrical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials.
  • Confirm system and product specifications by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties.
  • Assure system and product quality by evaluating testing methods; testing finished- product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.
  • Perform engineering design evaluations.
  • Identifies and assists 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.
  • Identifies potential risks and appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS 0-1 year experience.
  • Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.
  • Current on computer aided software design systems. (i.e. Parametric Technology Pro-Engineer/CREO CAD)

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for an Aircraft (MH-60) Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of USASOAC’s MH-60 aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Aircraft (MH-60) Project Integrator, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the highly complex MH-60 helicopter platform. Successful performance requires knowledge of the aircraft level qualification requirements and ability to interface effectively with aircraft subsystems and systems developers and airworthiness qualification engineers.

Key Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provides technical, analytical, and program management support for the MH-60 aircraft.
  • Establishes and tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance with each mission equipment integration effort.
  • Develops concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents.
  • Interprets, refines and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assists in all technical reviews associated with mission equipment integration efforts.
  • Independently estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required or 10 years experience as a military pilot, flight test engineer, or flight test director is required.
  • Minimum of 15 years experience working with military aviation is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years acquisition experience supporting definition, development, qualification, and fielding of equipment is required.
  • Applicant must be able to obtain a Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a C-27J Project Integrator in support of the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of a myriad of cockpit and avionics systems upgrades on C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: C-27J Project Integrator, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the modernization and cockpit upgrade program for the C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of the component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturer, Government airworthiness authorities, and other C-27J Users.

Key Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provides technical, analytical, and program management support for the C-27J aircraft programs.
  • Establishes and tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for the cockpit integration effort.
  • Develops concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents.
  • Interprets, refines and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assists in all technical reviews associated with cockpit integration efforts.
  • Independently estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline; or equivalent experience in a related technical or aviation- related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment).

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Avionics specialty would be a desired specialty area.
  • Motivated, initiative-seeking individual that is highly adaptable and willing to learn new tasks.

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of USASOAC’s FVL aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: FVL Project Integrator, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the integration of Special Operations Aviation requirements into both the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA).  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Government airworthiness authorities, and various military users.  Additionally, performance requires an engineering background with enterprise-level programmatic experience on aviation platforms, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) interoperability, avionics architecture, and test.

Key Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Participate directly in milestone acquisition events
  • Review contract documents for the modification of aircraft with Special Operations Forces (SOF) mission equipment
  • Develop detailed integration, qualification, and/or test schedules
  • Provide technical, analytical, and program management support for FVL programs
  • Establish and track metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for associated programs
  • Develop concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents
  • Interpret, refine and integrate user requirements as they relate to the development process
  • Assist in all technical reviews associated with equipment down select and integration efforts
  • Independently estimate and evaluate cost and schedule and monitor vendor compliance with stated requirements
  • Identify potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment)

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Engineering Test Pilot experience
  • Tilt rotor aircraft experience
  • Composites experience
  • Experience with spectrum management and Radio Frequency (RF) applications such as conformal antennas
  • Experience integrating aircraft into airborne or mobile ad hoc networks
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage with industry and the Science and Technology (S&T) community on systems integration projects

     Rock Island, Illinois

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for a Machine Operator/Machinist Technician. The job location is on the US Army Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL. Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Machinist Technician / Machine Operator, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: Qualified machine operators/machinist technicians to support the manufacturing of US Navy munitions. Scope includes: operating hydraulic presses and other manufacturing equipment and maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment and sub-systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Well versed in inspecting techniques from using a caliber and micrometer to using an optical comparator to using the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Knowledge in micro and macro hardness testing, running mechanical tests (tensile)
  • Knowledge in eddy current and arc spark testing
  • Set up and operate most types of conventional and computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools such as lathes, vertical and horizontal boring mills; bench, milling machines; shapers; planers; grinders; thread cutters and drills
  • Utilize many types of precision instruments and equipment such as vernier calipers, squares, protractors, micrometers, vee blocks, parallel bars, dial indicators, comparators, different gages for accurate dimensions and tolerances
  • Plan and lay out work from blueprints, work sheets, and drawings that may have missing or incorrect information
  • Have skill in programming machining operations, setting up, and operating CNC machine tools

Education and Experience – Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to gain/maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Sound technical skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75lbs)

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