The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Mechanical Engineer

Laulima Government Solutions
Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Laulima Government Solutions is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to support the United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

The Mechanical Engineer will provide trend- and risk-analysis services, accident- and combat-incident investigation services, research and testing services and material testing services in support of the Survival Analysis Team of the USAARL, which supports the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) program.  Work may be complex, requiring critical thinking combined with independent judgment.


Analyze aviation, mounted and dismounted combat and peacetime incidents and injuries (Killed in Action [KIA] and Wounded in Action [WIA]).  To plan and execute both retrospective and prospective investigations after forming hypotheses regarding WIA and KIA injury and protection mechanisms.

Develop and report responses to various Requests for Information (RFI) transmitted by the primary JTAPIC Program office.

Conduct trend and risk analyses relating to combat injuries and accidents, including data retrieval, extraction, clean-up, processing, analysis, and publication/presentation of results.  Perform individual event analyses, live fire crosswalks, and overall trend analyses for the above, as well as for other events, as may be required.

Develop and present actionable, medically-based intelligence derived from the above analyses regarding potential upgrades/changes in materiel and techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTP).

 Anticipate participation in at least three ground and six aviation mishaps (to include on-site evaluation, which may include OCONUS travel) per year.

Identify potential data-sharing partners; develop both organizational and personal relationships to assist in formalizing data-sharing agreements between USAARL and other operational data resources to improve the robustness and accuracy of provided analyses.  Establish in-house collaboration with members of other divisions within USAARL, in order to develop and maintain connectivity between other lab divisions/branches, remote resources, and MRMC resources.

Provide services related to the preparation of draft reports, presentations, and other documentation on analysis progress and findings, which will be distributed, presented, and/or discussed within the laboratory and/or at other external forums.



Required Experience / Qualifications: BS in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline

 A minimum of 3 years of personal experience / expertise in conducting combat and/or accident investigations, focused on vehicle and personal protective systems performance.
Expertise in mechanical engineering and materials testing, to include at least two years of work experience in data analysis and data acquisition, including scientific software packages such as MATLAB.
Expertise in the capabilities and operation of aviation and combat vehicles (i.e., all US Army aviation platforms, MRAP, Stryker, Bradley, and HMMWV), to include incumbent PPE and vehicle protection systems and capabilities, performance, and potential countermeasures to address protection systems shortfalls.
Expertise in statistical analysis, to include past performance of trend analyses and assessment of risk from various hazards, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the vehicle platform and occupant (college transcripts and/or journal publications).
Correlation of multi-disciplinary statistical analyses focused on understanding the proficiencies and deficiencies of protective equipment within the physiological cascade of wounding events.
Experience with investigations utilizing human data, including compliance with accepted scientific, security and human-use rules, regulations, and guidelines, particularly in the military environment.
Ability to comply with all specified guidelines regarding safety, security, standard operating procedures, written protocols, technical manuals, and procurement of supplies/equipment as per USAARL regulations.
Must be able to work independently with minimal direction.


May be required, on written authority of the Laboratory Commander, to fly on military aircraft or ride in military vehicles in the official conduct of travel and duties of the position.


Must currently possess or be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.


  • Mechanical Engineering - Automotive
  • Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical
  • Mechanical Engineering - Safety
  • Mechanical Engineering - Transportation

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