204339 - Engineer Human Factors 3
Newport News
$37.11 to $48.83 DOE
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Human Factors Engineer 3 for an opening in Newport News, VA.

Applies human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products. Develops and implements research methodologies and statistical analysis plans to test and evaluate developmental prototypes used in new products and processes, such as cockpit designs, user workstations, and computerized human models. Interfaces with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces. Identifies and analyzes technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.

Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

Problem Solving
Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Discretion / Latitude
Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Must have 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
UX (User Experience)

• Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative user research methodologies and understanding the limitations of each

• Experienced in designing and conducting usability studies, contextual inquiries, surveys, ethnographic observation etc. Experience interpreting research findings, and communicating actionable insights back to the design and development team through journey maps, reports, wireframes, storyboards, etc.

• Experience conducting user research as a part of an agile development team

• Background in User Experience, HCI, Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Psychology

• This position will specifically support user experience research and studies to support the development of advanced technology solutions (Mobile applications, augmented reality, virtual reality, etc.)

Required PPE Ear Muffs, Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Steel Toe Boots

Bachelors in Science or Masters is required.

5/40 workweek. HYBRID – 2/3 times per week in office. Must be able to travel back to NNS 4/5 times a month for meetings.

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Andrew Craft
11832 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757) 595-0005 x173 or (877) 244-5418 x173

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.