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Montana State University Field Engineer - Design Team in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21356

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Teri Nightingale at 406-994-3826 or

Classification Title Facilities Professional

Working Title Field Engineer - Design Team

Brief Position Overview

The MilTech Field Engineer will liaise with MilTech staff and its customers to satisfy project and customer requirements, providing technology transition engineering services and manufacturing process improvement on specific Department of Defense ( DOD ) projects.

Position Number TBD

Department MilTech

Division Office of Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $62,000 to $72,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

MilTech is a Department of Defense ( DOD ) and Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) Partnership Intermediary with the mission to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. warfighter. See for further information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The MilTech Field Engineer will interact and coordinate with MilTech staff and its customers in order to satisfy project and customer requirements, including the following:

  • Determine/participate in developing strategies and action plans based on customer project requirements, including identifying and managing third party experts.

  • Help oversee, and manage project schedules, coordinating with the MilTech Operations team, Solutions Engineers, other Field Engineers, and other government and civilian partners.

  • Execute on project action plans/items and effectively communicate requirements to key stakeholders as required by MilTech Engineers and Operations Team.

  • Communicate effectively with customers, staff, and third party providers to procure the necessary supplies, goods, and services in accordance with applicable State and Federal guidelines to ensure successful delivery of MilTech projects.

  • Oversee the project tracking and reporting processes.

  • Oversee the monthly revenue and expense allocation reports and ensure they are to the appropriate project index and ensure they are properly communicated/delivered to the customer as needed.

  • Write and review reports and presentations including project impact assessments.

  • Act as a resource back to MilTech’s operational team when we receive inquiries for information and/or as issues arise with our customers.

  • Travel to support projects as needed.

  • Comply at all times with the MilTech Confidentiality Agreement governing non-disclosure of information encountered in the course of your duties, and the MilTech Technology Control Plan governing security and work controls. Both agreements will be signed by each employee and will remain in effect for the duration of MilTech employment.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant, direct experience working with a variety of manufacturing or business processes

  • Demonstrated experience with the application of business and manufacturing improvement tools and techniques

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Management Engineering, Business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Demonstrated project management skills including:

  • Project management techniques and software application

  • Identification and management of resources

  • Presentation of project status

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge / experience with Department of Defense programs

  • Demonstrated experience with technology commercialization

  • Relevant, direct supply chain experience

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Represent MilTech in a professional manner when interacting with clients, internal and external personnel.

  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with MilTech, MSU , DOD , government, civilian, internal and external personnel in order to accomplish multiple operational goals.

  • Possess the ability to identify manufacturing, business and engineering problems and then formulate multiple solutions for solving them.

  • Be a self-starter who can work independently to identify, plan, organize, manage and execute projects.

  • Exhibit good judgment, flexibility and innovation to respond to the needs of a wide variety of clients.

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This position is contingent upon continued grant funding. A remote location may be agreed upon, depending on experience, facility (such as office location), location suitability to meet mission requirements, and other factors.

Successful candidate must be able to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws, which may require proof that candidate is a U.S. person. Per 22 CFR §120.15, U.S. person means a person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

This position may require the ability to obtain a Security Clearance, pass the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) Suitability requirements to obtain DHS security credentials, and/or meet other government-defined restrictions appropriate for work level and access. Other security-related requirements requirements will include receiving favorable background checks by state and federal agencies pursuant to federal law and regulations.

This position requires ability to travel when necessary to interact with DOD and/or DHS customers, including travel throughout the Continental United States as well as Alaska, Hawaii, U.S territories and possessions, and possibly other worldwide locations.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 22, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Please note: Successful candidate must be able to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws, which may require proof that candidate is a U.S. person. Per 22 CFR §120.15, U.S. person means a person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .