Failure Analysis Engineer

Location: AL - Huntsville
Req #: 5761

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


General Job Overview:

The Failure Analysis Engineer will formulate the plans necessary to effectively evaluate the health of existing missile defense systems. Identifies appropriate sample populations for destructive and non-destructive testing and manages tests. Applies statistical processes to the evaluation of test results, including Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance, and the appropriate probability distribution. Ensures maintenance records accurately identify the work unit code (WUC) and malfunction effect codes for each maintenance event. Maintains data systems used for evaluating the performance and reliability of missile defense systems.

Identifies specific problem areas, determines the impact of those problems, develops proposed solutions, and formulates cost and schedule estimates for implementing the solution. Exercises excellent technical writing skills and proficiency in Excel to produce backup documents for findings. Employs knowledge of life-cycle engineering and its effect on system readiness and exercises a strong understanding of the principles involved in assessing the Reliability and Maintainability performance of a system. Makes informed decisions based on an in depth analysis of raw data and technical reports.



BS in mathematics, reliability, or related field, or an ABET accredited BS in engineering

Knowledge of reliability prediction (using RELEX Software Package), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and the Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)

Knowledge of one or more software reliability models

Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance


MS in related field

Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Programs

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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