Engineering Technician

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Posting title
Engineering Technician

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Some travel required. 
Labor Category: Engineering Tech I

Job Description:
• Responsible for performing a variety of tasks under limited supervision including: fabrication of thermal couples, signal cables, and setup of instrumentation recording equipment.
• Ensure that the process, product, and environment comply with Laboratory protocols, government regulations, and professional standards.
• Maintain an electronics lab to meet JPL safety standards for chemical, spot welding, soldering, sensor installation operations, procurements, and safety processes.
• Troubleshoot electrical wiring on environmental test equipment, prepare environmental chambers for time and temperature testing or processing of flight hardware.
• Train as operator for 25ft space simulator and small environmental chambers controlled with digital PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and or PID (Proportional Integral Differential) controls and failsafe electronics.
• Required to be available to work day and night shifts, overtime, weekends, and/or holidays, as needed.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Typically requires a High School diploma with 3 years of general work experience; related required training.
• Possess standard skills in troubleshooting and component testing of electrical systems, knowledge of lockout/tagout procedures.
• Ability to understand and work from standard engineering drawings and schematics, work from/follow detailed procedures, and established processes, and understand and log data in multiple types of media (MS Excel).
• Must have general understanding, and experience in the following areas: use basic hand tools including sockets, wrenches, taps, dies, soldering iron, and knowledge of different types of fasteners use on machinery and 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.
• 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, booties, and smock etc. in support of flight hardware testing.

Desired Skills:
• Associates degree or trade school certificate
• Knowledge of fabrication of thermal couples, the operation of multimeters, signal generators, and digital data management equipment, vacuum systems maintenance, and the repair and calibration of instrumentation equipment, spot welding equipment for instrumentation assembly and repair.
• 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 in HVAC systems repair and troubleshooting
• Experience in handling/plumbing of cryogenic liquids and delivery systems, component replacement, the calibration, and repair of helium mass spectrometer leak detectors, experience with the operation or setup of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) type systems.

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