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BAE Systems Engineering Project Assistant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Description

Working independently, this position is responsible for providing hardware development support. This person will be the engineering build and material coordinator as well as the engineering liaison. Primary tasks for this position includes ordering and kitting of parts, coordinating builds, managing short lead time requests, creating and managing parts tracking spreadsheets, working with purchasing to obtain quotes and lead times, coordinating shipments, working with Customer Owned Property and other general support as requested within the hardware engineering teams. The ideal candidate will be a self starter, proactive, able to work with engineering to meet multiple deadlines, thrives on working in a fast paced environment, and is a proven multi-tasker with a strong attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ordering and tracking parts

  • BOM creation

  • Tracking/managing short lead time simulations, creating routes and reports for yield and defects configuration and serialization

  • Facilitating PREP reviews

  • Releasing drawings/documents, tracking and ordering COPS, GFE

  • Shipping as required, and other general support as requested

  • Edits format of required documentation

  • Interfaces with technicians,engineers and engineering managers to create/ edit documentation.

  • Assists the Project Engineer (PE)/Technical Project Manager (TPM) with various project management tasks as required

  • Assists in tracking action items, risk management tools, and tasks in the change management tools

  • Supports the Bid & Proposal process, assisting in bid narratives and bid reviews

  • Networks with both internal and external personnel at multiple levels in own area of expertise

  • Represents organization as a prime contact on projects, often coordinating activities of support personnel and communicating effectively

  • Obtaining or providing information or data on matters of moderate importance to the function of the department or which may be of sensitive nature.

  • Generally works on moderately difficult assignments which are given in terms of objectives to be accomplished and priorities to be followed. Requires judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card)

  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Strong communication and project coordination skills

  • Experience with customer support and service preferred

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Tool Experience Desired but Not Required:

-ALM, SAP, PREP, ARIBA, Adobe, PDM and Gmail/Google Docs


-strong communication skills

-strong organizational skills

-highly detail oriented

-strong interpersonal skills

-ability to work on teams in a collaborative environment

-ability to receive work from peers, engineers and managers

-quick learner

-able to retain information quickly

-self starter and proposals that are clearly and concisely written.

Engineering Project Assistant


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