Checked Baggage Test Engineer
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.
We are currently seeking a Checked Baggage Technologies Test Engineer in Columbus, OH.
Battelle’s Security & Resilience Business Line group is seeking an Integrated Site Acceptance Testing (ISAT) test engineer to support the research, development, test and evaluation of security systems and technology for both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This is a full-time position and the selected candidate may work remotely.
Primary responsibilities include providing fielded support to the test and evaluation of integrated Explosive Detection System (EDS) x-ray devices and associated Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) interfaces. Responsible for supporting test execution at ISAT sites in a variety of capacities including data collection, reconciliation, and analysis. Additional responsibilities can include handling and insertion of test articles, observation of system/component performance, and application of various technical tools and equipment to conduct testing. Candidate will also be responsible for receiving and maintaining badges for access to restricted areas at multiple airports. Technical areas applicable to this role include non-intrusive inspection and associated scientific disciplines, physical security applications, command & control integration, human factors, operations research, statistics, electrical/mechanical engineering, and systems engineering. Familiarity with the ISAT program and EDS/BHS systems and integration is strongly desired.
Work will be performed remotely, with nearly 100% travel. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills. Additionally, candidates should also have strong computer skills including the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- The candidate must have at least a BS in engineering, operations research, mathematics, or physical science from an accredited college or university or 5 years of experience working with BHS systems in an airport environment.
- Sole US Citizenship with the eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain TSA Security Suitability.
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- Experience with Checked Baggage Technologies, specifically Explosive Detection Systems (EDS), as well as Baggage Handling Systems (BHS).
- Experience with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code.
- Already possess a Secret Security Clearance.
- Already possess TSA Security Suitability.
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
“Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”
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