• Engineering Technician

    Job Locations US-MD-Beltsville
    Business Unit
    Secret/Top Secret Preferred
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    i3 is seeking an Engineering Technician to support The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF) Fire Research Laboratory (FRL) located in Beltsville, MD. The ATF – FRL, completed in 2003, is the world’s largest research laboratory that is dedicated to fire scene investigations. FRL scientists utilize its unique structure and sophisticated instrumentation to investigate fire scene phenomena; conduct forensic fire science and engineering tests; and analyze fire growth and dynamics questions.


    The FRL conducts investigations that involve fire scene reconstruction; flashover studies; electrical fire cause evaluation; and validation of fire pattern analysis indicators. It also participates in important investigations regarding the impact of accelerants on fire growth and spread, ignition studies and electrical fire cause analysis.



    • Performs simple routine tasks under close supervision or from detailed procedures.
    • Work is checked in progress or on completion.
      • Performs one or a combination of typical duties, such as:
      • Assemble or installing equipment or parts requiring simple wiring, soldering, or connecting.
      • Perform simple or routine tasks, tests such as tensile, or hardness tests; operating and adjusting simple test equipment; records test data.
      • Gather and maintain specified records of engineering data such as tests, drawings, etc.; performing computations by substituting numbers in specified formulas; plotting data and draws simple curves and graphs.


    • High School diploma or G.E.D.
    • Technical training from on-the-job training and training received through high school.
    • Must possess the ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; and the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team.


    This position is pending contract award. 


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