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Job Summary
  • Company
    ERT Inc
  • Location
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Job Category:
  • Occupations:
  • Years of Experience
    2+ to 5 Years
  • Career Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Industries
    Engineering Services
  • Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
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Mechanical Engineer / Configuration Specialist

Mechanical Engineer / Configuration Specialist- Silver Spring, MD


Position Description

Will support the National Weather Service (NWS) OPS13 which performs Configuration Management (CM) functions required to support the operational requirements of the NWS. Will support the CM baselines on NWS Advance Weather Information Processing System (AWIPS) equipment. Will provide electro / mechanical design drafting services in support of configuration management and engineering drawing development and maintenance efforts. Specifically, will:


  • Develop, validate and incorporate ECN, ECP and Configuration Audit red-lines into baseline engineering drawings and associated lists.
  • Generate and validate equipment and component part numbers through vendor contact and vendor catalogs and updates part lists as required.
  • Develop routine and ad hoc drawing and configuration reports for NWS Management.  
  • Assist with Physical Configuration Audits at operational sites. Gather and document delta configurations for incorporation into baseline engineering drawings and associated lists.
  • Generate Engineering Change Notices for authorization to revise baseline drawings.
  • Provide drawing impact analysis as a result of ECPs or RCs.
  • Maintain associated lists and documentation (data list, index lists, drawing trees and drawing status) as required to manage the drawing package.
  • Work closely with the OPS Technical Reference Librarian to assure documents are properly released and available for use.
  • Develop new and /or revise existing engineering drawings and associated lists to clearly define NWS equipment/system/ and components.
  • Review cable drawings and cable identification cross reference listings and provide cabling documentation package.
  • Provide CM WEB page maintenance, update image, drawing and associated list data using CM web maintenance applications, and development of static pages.
  • Provide full implementation and coordination of activities related to the integrity and quality of CM data provided on the CM web pages.
  • Attend task status meetings, branch systems and software developer meetings, preparing and providing Weekly Status Reports, Gantt Charts, technical reports and analysis, contract program status reviews, research and reports on new technology, and maintenance data collection and reporting improvement efforts; respond to due dates as assigned.


Required Skills

5 years of experience in electromechanical design, drafting, and configuration management support. Must be proficient in the operation and application of AutoCAD versions 14 through 2012 and in applying Military Standards and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  standards for Engineering Drawings and Associated Lists. Must be familiar with the CM practices, processes and terms and with NWS Operational Systems functions and architecture for AWIPS equipment. 


Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.



BS in Engineering, science, other relevant discipline, or equivalent.


Submit resume to ERT’s Career Opportunities Web Page at:



Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT)

ERT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About ERT

ERT integrates full-spectrum science and technology solutions for Federal and state government organizations, tackling demanding projects in Earth and space science missions, environmental services, and IT infrastructure. We are a responsive and agile small business, placing high value on superb customer service and technical excellence. Our cost, management, and technical performance scores are consistently in the excellent range.

Our services include: