Altus Engineering

Asst. Laboratory Manager (Ft Bragg, NC | Ft Hood, TX | JB Lewis, WA | Germany | Kuwait)

Altus Engineering is seeking Assistant Laboratory Managers to work in support of the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) based in Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, AL  The Assistant Laboratory Managers have overall responsibility for the contractor in the operation of oil analysis laboratory locations at Forts Bragg, Hood, and Lewis and at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of the AOAP.

The US Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) is one of the most extensive, detailed, and impactful lubricant analysis programs worldwide. AOAP is a maintenance diagnostic program that monitors lubricant condition and detects impending component failures, allowing Army units to identify faults and perform maintenance before more severe/catastrophic damage to components occurs.  AOAP contractor operated laboratories are located throughout the world with three CONUS (Continental United States) and two OCONUS regional locations. The contractor, Altus, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in engineering and technical services, having worked with the Army and other federal organizations since its founding in 2004.

Duties:

The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall assist the Laboratory Manager with all aspects of laboratory operations, monitoring, training, and assisting technicians, and supporting overall effective and efficient laboratory operation including support for equipment maintenance and repair, data recording and reporting.  They may also:

  • Fill in for the laboratory manager when needed including results reporting, ensuring quality and safety standards are met, and acting as an alternate evaluator of oil analysis data on an as required basis when the condition modeling analysts are unable to provide results to the customer in a timely fashion. When acting as an alternate evaluator, the Assistant Laboratory Manager shall issue maintenance recommendations for aeronautical and non-aeronautical diesel engines, aeronautical and non-aeronautical turbine engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulics, and ancillary components/ equipment of associated weapon systems.

Qualifications:  The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall comply with the following requirements:

  • Education Requirements: The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall possess at least two years post-secondary education or on-the-job training in one or more of the following fields: oil analysis, analytical chemistry, lubrication, reliability engineering or condition monitoring (mechanical machinery). Possession of an associate degree is preferred.  Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet the education requirement
  • Certification Requirements: It is the customer’s desire that new personnel hired to serve as an Assistant Laboratory Manager shall possess Laboratory Lubricant Analyst (LLA) Level II certification at time of hire and that the Assistant Laboratory Manager shall maintain LLA II certification for the life of the contract.  Note:  Applicants should identify any related training received or related experience.  Training will be provided, as needed, to new hires. 
  • Evaluation Experience: The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall possess a minimum of one (1) year experience evaluating oil analysis data and issuing maintenance recommendations.
  • Maintenance Experience: The customer prefers assistant laboratory managers to possess experience with performing operator-level maintenance and minor repairs of laboratory analytical instruments.
  • Security Clearance: The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall be able to attain Secret Security Clearance.
  • Language Requirements: The Assistant Laboratory Manager shall fluently read, write, and speak English.

Employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence.  Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by an applicant or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Altus reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without advance notice, or obligation, to any party.

Altus offers competitive salaries and employee benefits. Salary will be established to reflect education, work experience, and demonstrated skills.

Altus offers competitive salaries and employee benefits. Salary will be established to reflect education, work experience, and demonstrated skills.

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