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Electrical Engineer I or II - Tunnel 9 - 1872A

Silver Spring, MD · Government/Military
Title: Electrical Engineer  I or II - Tunnel 9 - 1872A
Function: Mission Execution
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt
Grade: 32/33
US Citizenship Required: Yes

Introductory Description:
An exciting career opportunity exists for an entry level Electrical Engineer as a member of a team of engineers and technicians who operate and maintain the Air Force’s and Department of Defense’s primary high Mach number and high Reynolds number facility for hypersonic ground testing and the validation of computational simulations. While this position has some office work involved, it also involves field work, troubleshooting, and test area support. Prior graduates are encouraged to apply.
 
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC at the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9 (Tunnel 9) located at the Silver Spring, MD site of AEDC. Tunnel 9 provides aerodynamic simulation critical to hypersonic system development and hypersonic vehicle technologies at speeds from Mach 7 to Mach 18. Tunnel 9 is the highest Reynolds number, largest scale ground test facility in the world capable of simultaneously collecting continuous pitch polar static force and moment, pressure and heat-transfer data during each run.
 
AEDC is the nation’s largest aerospace ground test facility complex that includes 58 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized test units. Twenty-seven of the test units have capabilities unmatched in the United States and 14 have capabilities unmatched in the world. Using its ground test facilities, AEDC supports propulsion, aerodynamic, reentry, trans-atmospheric and spaceflight systems testing.
 
About NAS: 
NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force to ensure the long-term viability of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) while ensuring mission success, ultimately securing AEDC’s long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and ground testing.
 
Job Summary:
Perform the role of Data System Engineer as a member of a small Electrical Engineering team supporting the operation, maintenance, and improvements to the tunnel, plant, and equipment associated with the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9.
 
Job Duties:
This position, under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer, will provide the following engineering services:
  • Provide system engineering functions to support wind-tunnel testing: specifically upgrading, trouble-shooting, and maintaining wind tunnel test article and facility instrumentation, data acquisition, and other electrical systems.
  • Plan and schedule electrical and data acquisition maintenance and improvement projects and follow through the entire project lifecycle (planning, estimating, scheduling, coordination, execution, and documentation).
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase the precision and reliability of facility operations, expand facility test capabilities, and modernize out of date systems.
  • Work closely with technicians and other engineers in the field and in a hands on setting to predict performance, diagnose, and troubleshoot problems. Able to function with only general supervision over a broad range of electrical and electronic systems and applications.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program plus zero (0) to three (3) years of experience.
  • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials, and application of computer aided engineering (CAE)/computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of analog and digital data acquisition systems (filter, A/D and signal processing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IT components of data acquisition systems (PCs, servers, networks, etc.)
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Master of Science degree or post-graduate coursework in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and P&ID drawings.
  • Educational or work experience with database design and Microsoft Access.
  • Work experience in an industrial-facility setting.
  • Developmental experience (intern, co-op, technician, etc.) in design engineering or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering, or plant operations / maintenance in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms.
  • Interest in or experience with first aid, CPR, AED and first-responder emergency response.
  • Educational concentration and/or work experience in low, medium or high voltage power, distribution systems, large A/C motors, and power-rectifier equipment.
  • Educational or work experience in developing PLC based control systems and HMI systems; preferably Allen-Bradley and programming LabVIEW.
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

 

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