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KBR Senior Technical Specialist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Senior Technical Specialist

KBR is looking for a Senior Technical Specialist to join its talented team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota . KBR, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center ( ) near Sioux Falls, SD ( at ).

The Information Management Services (IMS) section has a requirement for a person to manage the Digital Film Scanning Laboratory. This position will oversee the operation of a seasoned staff that operate high resolution flatbed photogrammetric scanners along with custom built roll to roll film and step and repeat scanners. This position has two requirements; 1) is the management of the Digital Laboratory, which includes the management of staff, personnel evaluations, timesheets, statistical reporting and documentation, presentations, and working with internal and external customers; and 2) ensuring the operation of three flatbed scanners, three roll to roll scanners, and twelve step and repeat scanners, which includes ensuring calibration and set-up, tracking of orders, monitoring production, working with Adobe and other image processing software, setting up new systems, calibration of digital cameras, programming ladder logic controllers, investigating new photographic scanning options / systems, and ensuring the quality of all products produced by the Digital Laboratory.

The position works under the direct supervision of the Information Management Operations Task Manager and may require night, weekend, and extended shift work.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires and evaluations of intangible variables.

  • Exercises independent judgement in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Provides weekly, monthly, and adhoc reporting as required utilizing the Tableau reporting software

  • Regularly interacts with senior level USGS and TSSC management and engineering staffs on area(s) of specialty.

  • Responsible for ensuring staff are trained and proficient in the operation of the scanners and processes utilized by the Digital Laboratory

  • Understands the operation of digital scanners and cameras

  • Ensuring that all procedures / processes are documented

  • Works with software staff to develop new processes and improvements to current software used for image capture, image processing, order processing and transferring data from scanning systems to mass storage systems

  • Regularly looks at new technology in scanning / software and how it can be implemented to improve throughput and image / product quality

  • Performs personal management duties, which include the scheduling of staff, evaluations, staffing documentation, and staffing interfaces to handle problems

  • Performs duties to ship data to and receive from NARA as needed

  • Have excellent communication and interactive skills to work with staff and projects for new data sets and troubleshooting

  • Responsible for quality and accuracy of project deliverables. (reporting, digital productions, etc.)

  • Creates and delivers briefings to USGS and TSSC staff in area of specialty.

This position description does not include every duty or responsibility the employee may be asked to perform and nothing in this job description restricts managements’ right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time as circumstances dictate.

Education: BS/BA/MS or 10 years of experience with the required skills

Experience: BS/BA or 10 years of experience

Special Skills/Requirements :

  • Knowledge of the LINEX software.

  • Working knowledge of the IMS Mass Storage Systems

  • Working knowledge and proficiency of the Tableau reporting

  • Working knowledge and proficiency of the IMS data ingest / data transfer operation and processes

  • Must be able to work extended shifts (nights / weekends)

  • Skill to use a personal computer and various office software packages

  • Personal skills to communicate in a professional manner with internal and external customers

  • Utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint to develop presentations and present them as required.

  • Skill to utilize a high-end digital cameras and scanners

  • Data Management/ Archive Management constructs/best practices.

  • Good vision, ability to differentiate color.

  • Proficient in the knowledge of the film / digital archive and storage requirements

  • May perform work with classified data which may require a “Top Secret” or “Secret” level clearance.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

The candidate must have previous 3 years US residency.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( ). This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.