AECOM Fire Control Engineer in Mannheim, Germany

Germany - Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim

Job Summary

This position is located in Mannheim Germany.

As an essential member of the U.S. Army's weapons maintenance team, the Fire Control Engineer is responsible for maintaining the fire control systems for Multiple Launch Rocket System, Multiple Launch Rocket System: (MLRS) M270a1 Improved Launcher and the AVENGER System in the Army Pre-Positon Stock in Germany. This position Manages/Supervises and performs field and sustainment level maintenance on the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270, M270A1, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), the self-propelled launcher-loader (SPLL), launcher pod/container (L/PC) trainer and the test support group. Employs digital switching theory, logic, computer fundamentals and infrared fundamentals applicable to the Army’s missile systems and associated equipment. Has been responsible for the operation of maintenance support teams and field level maintenance facilities. Fire Control Engineer will monitored unit status reporting requirements for tactical missile units and associated support elements. Supervised maintenance and repair job organic tools, test sets, associated training equipment. Fire Control Engineer will estimate supply requirements, observed work practices, and detects and corrects improper procedures and techniques. Initiated and monitored reporting of discrepancy (ROD), quality discrepancy report (QDR), and engineering changes proposal (ECP) documents. Fire Control Engineer will ensured personnel adhered to maintenance schedules, The Army Maintenance Management Systems (TAMMS), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA-QC) procedures, Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced (SAMS-E) and Global Combat Support System- Army (GCSS-A). Inspects, trains other personnel and performs organizational, intermediate and depot level electronic maintenance/modification on contract units, subsystems and other weapon system components and support equipment. Advises other team members and solves unusual electronics problems by analysis and tests on missile, armaments, engines, fire control systems, electronic, and electrical systems.

The Fire Control Engineer has these specific responsibilities:

  1. Determine malfunctions in electronics, electrical and cryogenic assemblies, module and circuit elements.

  2. Maintain gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components.

  3. Repair and maintain missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms.

  4. Test and adjust weapons firing, guidance and launch systems.

  5. Inspect, test and adjust components.

  6. Remove and replace defective line units.

  7. Determine malfunctions in electronics, electrical and cryogenic assemblies, module and circuit elements.

  8. Maintain gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components.

  9. Repair and maintain missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms.

  10. Test and adjust weapons firing, guidance and launch systems.

  11. Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved solely be referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents including determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes.

  12. Requires a detailed understanding of the interrelationships of circuits.

  13. Exercises independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculation of wave forms, and tracing relationships in signal flow.

  14. Uses common and complex test instruments such as digital multi-meters, signal generators, semiconductor testers, curve tracers, oscilloscopes, high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment.

  15. Work may be reviewed by the Quality department for general compliance with accepted practices.

  16. Provides technical guidance to lower level technicians.

  17. Acts as a Special Technical Advisor to Maintenance Manager.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to situations where risk of electrical shock and vibration exist. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM 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 AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM 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.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of recent specialized experience; OR Associate degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience; OR a major certification plus 7 years of recent specialized experience; OR at least 10 years of maintenance level supervisory experience (Fire Control Systems) and comprehensive knowledge of applicable U.S. Army regulations, policies, and procedures.


  • U.S. citizenship.

  • U.S. SECRET security clearance.

  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills to conduct meetings, execute plans, and prepare reports, plans, and working instructions

  • Must be able to qualify for and operate Government-provided light vehicles.

  • Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a U.S. Government background security check.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC).

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.


Hands-on knowledge of U.S. Army logistics systems to include AWRDS, or Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army).

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country Germany

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197117BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.