Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!
Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces. Supports the Expeditionary Laboratory Material Engineer in executing the developing, fabricating, and assembling of rapid prototyping and provisioning of limited production and assessment items and identifies and procures commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions. Modifies COTS equipment and test and develops technology protocols, product demonstrations, technology evaluations, and reporting activities. Provides maintenance, supply, logistics, training, and sustainment support to the customer. Makes platform modifications, and user and/or operator training documentation in accordance with the developed prototype requirements. Makes improvements and enhancements to communication systems. Supports the following technologies and systems under this task: Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; C-IED detection systems including both vehicle and handheld variants; Culvert denial IED defense systems; Red-team functions including evaluating insurgency tactics and counterfeiting technology; Radio frequency and communications technology; Force protection systems.
Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas. Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems. Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions. Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format. Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions. Exclude technicians working in production or quality assurance. Ability to determine and perform appropriate set up of CNC Vertical machining centers for programs provided by CAM programmers
• Ability to design and build fixtures preferred
• Knowledge of G and M codes with ability to program at the control to build fixtures and edit CAM generated programs
• Ability to select appropriate cutters and tool holders
• Ability to set-up and operate the full range of machine tools found in a well-equipped prototype development shop
• Ability to maintain dimensional accuracy, to specified tolerances that may be less than +/-.001", during machining processes, through the use of measuring instruments (e.g. Vernier calipers, inside/outside & depth micrometers, gage blocks, surface and height gages, and dial indicators).
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to read blue prints and mechanical drawings
• Knowledge of Mil-Spec and GD&T specifications
• Ability to work from verbal instructions and sketches
• Ability to perform machine shop math and trigonometry