Engineering Technician

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Posting title
Engineering Technician

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
5 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
Will train as operator for 25ft space simulator and operate small environmental chambers controlled with digital and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and or PID (Proportional Integral Differential) controls. 
Responsible for performing maintenance on thermal vacuum systems including: water and gas pumps and feed systems, plumbing, valves, and fittings. 
Will maintain machine shop equipment, lifting equipment, organizing storage cabinets and many other odd tasks. Ensure the process, product, and environment comply with Laboratory protocols, government regulations, and professional standards (training provided). 
Maintain lab to meet JPL safety standards for chemical, welding, soldering, and other safety processes and practices.

Required Skills:
-Typically requires a High School diploma with 3 years of general work experience; related required training. 
-Ability to understand and work from standard engineering drawings, schematics, detailed procedures, and established processes 
-Must have general understanding, and experience in the following areas: use basic hand tools including sockets, wrenches, taps, dies, and knowledge of different types of fasteners used on vehicles, machinery and/or equipment 
-Familiarity with desktop computers and MS Office programs to perform basic operations such as: web searches in support of procurement of parts and services, email, recordkeeping, and web based timekeeping systems. 
-Ability to log data in multiple types of media (MS Excel, MS Word, and paper) 
-Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
-Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
-Ability to work in a cleanroom environment with the appropriate gloves, hat, shoe covers, and ESD dissipative smock. 
-Required to be available to work day and night shifts, overtime, weekends, and/or holidays, as needed

Desired Skills:
-Associates degree or trade school certificate 
-Experience with the use of LN2, GN2, and the design, assembly, fabrication, or maintenance
-Knowledge and use of leak detectors, cleanroom protocols, handling critical high dollar equipment, and hazard communication 
-Knowledge of Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) awareness, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) management, connector mating/de-mating, flight hardware handling, personnel protective equipment, and training for other types of operations relating to testing 
-Certification or experience in HVAC systems repair and troubleshooting 
-Experience in handling/plumbing of cryogenic liquids and delivery systems, component replacement. Certification in HVAC systems repair and troubleshooting. 
-Knowledge of thermal vacuum test chambers, their operation, and maintenance. Fall restraint knowledge and experience, Job Safety Analysis use, use of lockout/Tagout procedures, and understanding and handling of critical high value hardware

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