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Amentum RF Engineer III in Tonopah, Nevada

JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapon's systems and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.


Serves as subject matter expert (SME) to support development, integration, and fielding of numerous high power and low power RF simulators representing potential military threat systems. The simulator systems may be transportable/relocatable/remote controlled as required to represent adversary air defense systems and prevailing technology. The emitters will be a combination of open and closed-loop systems utilizing phased-array antenna systems.

Serves as a systems integration engineer working with vendors to field systems ensuring the following elements are addressed:

  • Provides expert systems/equipment analysis and recommendations to leadership and engineering teams.

  • Identify and document system level open-loop emitter and closed-loop radar requirements for range integration to include power, communication, instrumentation and command & control.

  • Validate existing power, communications, instrumentation and command and control (C2) range interface control documents (ICDs) and update/re-create as necessary.

  • Support the testing and sustainment of advanced radar threat system simulators. Advanced radars can be defined as digital and phased array systems.

  • Develop remote operations concept and infrastructure requirements.

  • Document range modernization needs and generate cost estimates to upgrade the ranges to meet future needs.

  • Recommends tests, equipment modifications, and corrections to design deficiencies through evaluation of operational capability of systems/equipment and review of performance data against standards.

  • Provides training, mentoring, and assisted other engineers, technicians, and operators in the diagnostics and repair of threat systems.

  • Verifies and complies with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.

  • Supports development of technical proposals and provides comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.

  • Develops, maintains, and produces technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.

  • Conducts site visits and experimental investigations and analyzes engineering problems, proposes solutions and alternatives, and provides recommendations.

  • Performs other position-related duties and assignments as directed.


  • Creates technical proposals, requirements definitions, test plans and other technical documentation. Follow JT4's systems engineering processes and procedures. Performs other related duties as required.

  • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine the feasibility of a design or application.

  • Devise appropriate tests to evaluate, debug and check systems. Document the results of complex analysis and design tasks.

  • Collaborate with Air Force customers to obtain requirements, develops system requirements documents, acquisition and vendor statement of work documents, evaluation tests and summary reports.


Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor duties may be performed on even or uneven surfaces, which may be dry or wet. Outdoor duties may be performed on gravel or shingled roof. Climbing stairs, ladders, towers, and scaffolds, indoors or outdoors, may be required. Government vehicle is used on an as-needed basis. Grease or oil may be found on working surfaces. Ability to work in a field environment with some shift work, at remote locations with overnight assignments. There is occasional lifting to 40 pounds, constant sitting with occasional use of computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET-accredited academic institution 4 years of related engineering experience, preferably in RF / Threat (electronic warfare systems) engineering, have an accredited Master of Science in Engineering with at least 2 years of related engineering experience, or have an accredited doctoral degree in Engineering.

  • Mastery of concepts, principles, and practices of engineering that enables the employee to serve as a technical authority on projects relating to the specific programs.

  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to apply the latest developments in engineering to solve problems in the specialty area along with excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • Working knowledge of computer systems and computer-based engineering tools and possess planning/organizing skills.

  • Ability to investigate, troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems in operational hardware and software.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electronic warfare (EW) policy, doctrine, practices and capabilities combined with a thorough understanding of the analytical, evaluative, and administrative methods required for integration, development, and acquisition of training systems.

  • Mastery of IO-related systems analysis and design to serve as technical authority on a wide range of technology and applications. Must have knowledge of emerging technology to apply new solutions to requirements and to plan advanced projects.

  • Ability to develop new approaches, establish innovative techniques, and identify measurement and evaluation criteria to determine program effectiveness, develop new or modified work methods, and analyze and resolve highly complex problems.

  • Ability to apply the principles and techniques of electrical engineering design to specific projects.

  • Ability to manage engineering projects efficiently and effectively. Ability to provide technical direction to other engineers, technicians and support personnel.

  • Write and prepare a variety of technical reports, manuals and other types of written communications.

  • Ability to analyze data, resolve problems and make decisions independently.

  • DoD experience is required.

  • Required to qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and must have a valid, current state driver's license.

  • Four (4) years of applicable RF / Threat (electronic warfare systems) engineering preferred.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified.

JT4 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), national origin, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. The Company provides reasonable accomodations/modifications to disabled individuals to assist in the hiring process and to qualified individuals with disabilities in the performance of essential job functions, in accordance with federal, state and local law. If you need assistance in completing this application, please contact Revruiting and Staffing as (702)275-5525