Engineering Technician (Thermal Vac)

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Engineering Technician (Thermal Vac)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 9 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Engineering Technician II

Job Description:
• Train to operate small thermal vacuum and thermal ambient pressure chambers as a setup and operations technician. Will learn about thermal systems powered by pumps that flow liquid nitrogen and nitrogen gas to change processing temperatures.
• 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) control with failsafe electronics.
• Responsible for flight hardware test setup in a thermal vacuum chamber, working with hardware engineers, quality assurance, contamination & thermal engineering following written detailed procedure to complete a successful test; log data, respond to last minute changes or augmentation to the procedure and work in a close environment with peers.
• Ensure the process, product, and environment comply with Laboratory protocols, government regulations, and professional standards.
• Maintain lab to meet JPL safety standards for chemical, welding, soldering, and other safety processes and practices.

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 6 years of related experience; related and required training; Associates with 1 years of related experience; Related required training.
• Ability to understand and work from standard engineering drawings, schematics, and detailed procedures, and established processes
• Ability to log data in multiple types of media (MS Excel, MS Word, and paper)
• 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 with minimal supervision
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in a cleanroom environment with the appropriate gloves, hat, booties, and smock in support of flight hardware testing
• 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 in a technology
• Use of programmable logic controlled systems
• Experience with the use of LN2, GN2, and the design, assembly and fabrication or maintenance of pressure systems
• Knowledge and use of leak detectors, electrostatic discharge, cleanroom protocols, handling critical high dollar equipment, and hazard communication

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