Combat Test Coordinator - 28476 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/4/2019

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Job Description



Perform as a Test Coordinator during Zumwalt-class ship post-delivery Post-Shakedown Availabilities (PSAs), Continuous Maintenance Availabilities (CMAVs), Windows of Opportunity (WOOs), Selected Restricted Availabilities (SRAs), and Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availabilities (SRA(d) and DSRAs) for PMS-505/501 and IWS 8.0. 

For these periods the Test Coordinator will identify, gather and disseminate the industrial test procedures for Combat System (CS) Alteration Installation Team (AIT) modernization, develop Test Sequence Networks (TSNs), build Compartment Release Schedules for testing showing the support testing service requirements (HVAC, chilled water, power, etc) by space, monitor/manage CS testing and test schedules and report issues/status.

Evaluate all installs for test impact and identify issues, identify and document the CS testing Critical Path, coordinate pre-Final Contract Trial assessments and grooms, identify and assist in the arrangement of special services (ranges, test equipment, data recording) for test events, participate as a Subject Matter Expert in CS testing in modernization planning and execution meetings and events, identify/track/work to resolve CS certification requirements and issues, provide testing inputs to the CS Project Engineer (PE) for inclusion in weekly status reports.

Coordinate in-briefs and out-briefs of testing events and requirements, manage ship rider lists for trials and coordinate ship rider requirements, ride the ship during trials and dynamically document ship test status and issues, assist the PE in availability work package monitoring and status, work to resolve and document test issues, assist the ships in execution of Sea Trial CS events, and manage Pre-Installation Check-Out testing and system assessments.  Provide input to PHD NSWC L30 Division metrics, lessons learned, process improvements and instructions relative to DDG-1000 CS testing efforts. 

Support the L-Dept and Program Offices in inputs to presentations, papers and meetings.  Identify potential test or installation issues with proposed work for availability periods.



Bachelors degree in Engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 5-7 years of directly related experience or a Masters degree and 6 years of experience.

Educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge of US Navy testing nomenclature, practices and ranges/test assets.

Knowledge of aircraft types and ranges, how to draft preex and frequency messages, Combat System operation laws and regulations (IFF, RADHAZ inport, topside).

Knowledge of how to write a Sea Trial agenda, the roles and responsibilities of the ship crew during test events and how to direct them.

The position requires professional speaking and writing skills.

Project management experience.

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.

A security clearance is required 

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 U.S. Citizenship Required.


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