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Aerotek Project Assistant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


This position is responsible for assisting engineers with administrative, documentation, process, and general engineering related support activities. Must demonstrate the ability to provide a wide variety of administrative and computer skills to assist engineering projects. Assignments typically include word processing and preliminary document preparation utilizing computing resources, change management process, requirements capture, milestone and schedule, and financial reports, etc.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Edits format of software/hardware documentation. Interfaces with technicians, engineers, and engineering managers to edit/format documentation.

Performs data conversion using various application media for software development or project file maintenance.

  • Coordinates, tracks, and reports the status for inquiries and problem resolution during the project.

  • Operates within a Scaled Agile Framework environment and performs related duties to enable the team to work efficiently.

  • Supports preparation of presentations. Supports the development of engineering web pages.

  • Collects metrics and prepares presentation materials for analysis.

  • Ability to generate reports in MS Excel, analyze and interpret data.

  • Assists in tracking action items, and tasks in the change management tools.

  • Facilitates the Bid & Proposal process and follows up with bidding engineers in order to meet deadlines.

  • Serves as a liaison between engineering teams, management, and the customer.

  • Builds productive working relationships internally and externally on occasion.

  • Utilizes judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.


  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of technical and management personnel.

  • Be a forward thinker and collaborate well in a team environment.

  • Ability to work remotely and independently.

  • Possess extensive PC tool knowledge in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Commitment to learning new tools and processes.

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Jama, DOORS, Jira, Confluence, Subversion, Ariba, SAP.

  • Ability to coordinate multiple engineering projects simultaneously.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.