Lead Technician/Lab Manager

Job Locations US-NJ-Wharton
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Strategic Innovation Group


In this position with Peraton Labs, you will serve as the laboratory manager of a small development, integration, and test facility.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining positive control of all laboratory assets (e.g. IT equipment, power tools, engineering test equipment, robotic systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, sensor systems, field test support assets).
  • Supporting the planning and equipment preparation for CONUS and OCONUS field tests / demonstrations including packaging and shipping.
  • Attending CONUS and OCONUS field tests and providing support to setup, perform, and break down experimental test setups.
  • Serve as certified pilot of unmanned aerial systems as well as robotic ground vehicle systems during field tests and demonstrations.
  • Represent the laboratory at Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings where you will assist in creating project schedules and managing laboratory tasks / assets in the context of multiple program efforts.
  • Create annual purchasing plan for laboratory assets, create laboratory budget, and procure needed items to replace consumables, support field testing, as well as accommodate laboratory growth.


  • 5 years with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA; 0 years with PhD
  • Additional experience will be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Experience managing / controlling laboratory assets in a DoD environment.
  • Experience planning and supporting laboratory-based weapon and sensor system testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple IPTs and balance the needs of multiple Programs.
  • Experience planning and supporting live fire weapon and sensor system testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance
  • Willingness to travel both CONUS and OCONUS up to 25%.

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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