Plans, designs, develops, modifies and evaluates power generation and distribution, information processing hardware and/or electrical components, mechanisms, materials, circuitry, equipment or processes.
Principal Duties/Responsibilities of the Position
Designs, plans and oversees the installation and maintenance of electric or electronic equipment, components and circuits for new and existing products.
Defines requirements and creates schematics for hardware system architecture.
Evaluates performance, integrates hardware units and interconnection of units.
Selects appropriate components based upon reliability, performance and availability.
Conducts validation, verification and qualification testing.
Conducts error testing of systems and circuit designs.
Provides product support as appropriate by isolating faults and resolving design issues.
Ensures electrical designs comply with product specifications.
Verifies designs are implemented with accurate consideration for power management, systems interfaces, etc.
Ensures designs incorporate approval agencies and electrical safety standards.
Participates in reviews with various governing agencies for code compliance.
Reviews vendor capability to support product development and recommends product specifications and component selection.
Monitors the activities of subcontracted technical services.
Working knowledge of Allen-Bradley PLC’s, programming, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Wonderware experience with working knowledge of ladder logic style programming is needed to control and monitor large diesel engine water pumps, generators, compressors, air dryers, pressure vessels and the associated instrumentation for each etc.
Database experience with DDMS and Maximo is preferred.
Will be responsible for all test systems maintenance, repair and upgrades. This includes oral warning systems, test warning systems, lighting, fire and gas detect systems, low voltage systems and 480 VAC 3 phase vacuum pumps and 480 VAC 3 phase water pumps as well as cryogenic pumps.
Must be willing to be available after hours or weekends on an as needed basis if issues arise at the HPIW, CRYO or HPG facilities.
Must have a working knowledge of controls engineering for valve movements and instrumentation using PLC’s.
Will be required to management multiple activities and will be responsible for writing the preventative and corrective maintenance work orders and directing the electrical techs to perform the work.
Will be responsible for communicating status’ to management and customers as required.
Will be responsible for researching and implementing upgrades to systems as required and presenting ideas for unique solutions to unique problems.
All other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field preferred.
Zero to more years of engineering experience in a related area.
Experience working with engineering processes and procedures.
Experience working with department's overall business objectives and goals.
Experience working with business areas such as Sales/Marketing, Business/Financial Analysis, Project Management.
Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge.
Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, INS Citizenship documents on date of hire.
Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Dexterity to operate office and field equipment as required by the position.
Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred.