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Amentum Project Engineer III in Vandenberg AFB, California


Under the direction of the Engineering/Safety Supervisor, as a fully qualified engineer, will review, evaluate and execute independently technical engineering duties applicable to mechanical and systems operations. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures relying on extensive experience and judgment to perform functions of the job. Performs duties within Engineering department’s assessments of systems and operations associated with hypergolic propellants, cryogenics, pneumatics and life support equipment. This is a union represented, non-exempt position with the Teamsters and the hourly pay rate is $57.69.


  • Responsible for preparation, review and implementation of system designs as necessary to support overall project objectives.

  • Performs engineering calculations, assessments, studies, etc. as necessary in support of daily operations involving cryogenic liquids, pressurized gases, and hypergolic missile propellants.

  • Assists Engineering/Safety Supervisor in the development of estimates for “Work Requests” or small jobs considered additional to the scope of the contract which requires detailed analysis (hours and costs) for a particular effort.

  • Performs Engineering oversight ensuring the Mechanical Integrity Inspections of hazardous systems that identify, document, and resolve of system deficiencies are in compliance.

  • Oversees subcontractors throughout project phases to include updating schedules and coordinating assigned work and reporting the status to Management.

  • Performs Process Safety Management functions as required by OSHA having assigned elements of the PSM standard and the record keeping of applicable documents.

  • Creates and edits engineering and production of drawings and figures utilizing AutoCAD & SolidWorks.

  • Acts as Configuration Manager for critical systems.

  • Prepares Engineering Field Instructions (EFI’s) that direct Field Technicians to conduct operations outside normal daily procedures.

  • Provides technical direction to engineers or technicians in the performance of Operations, EFI’s, Repairs, or Troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance if required for position.

  • Knowledge and compliance of the following standards and codes: ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, AWS welding standards, CGA compressed gas standards, DOT regulations for portable pressure vessels, Military Standards relating to propellants and propellant systems, and AFSPCMAN 91-710 Range Safety regulations.


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar, and 5-8 years of experience. Advanced degree desirable.

  • PE License.

  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures in propellants, or related area will be applied. Extensive background in design and testing of aerospace ground support systems and facilities desirable.

  • Previous engineering assignments, required. Extensive experience with hypergolic propellants, cryogenics, life support equipment, and high pressure gases desirable. Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) also desirable.

  • Advanced experience in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), and AutoCAD.

  • Excellent verbal, technical writing, and communication skills.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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