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Electrical Systems Engineer - 2320A - Employee Referral Eligible

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Electrical Systems Engineer - 2320A
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt                            
Grade: 32/33
US Citizenship Required: Yes

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary
We are a team of multi-disciplinary engineers and skilled labor who work together to reliably operate and maintain all of the infrastructure required to conduct developmental and lifecycle ground testing of flight, defense, and aerospace systems in the test facilities at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). We operate and maintain the vast equipment required to reliably provide the test conditions required for ground testing of test models and subassembly here at Arnold Air Force Base to provide our customers with the data they need to make decisions.
The AEDC utilities utilize a variety of power voltages from the 161 kVA that comes into the base from the Tennessee Valley Authority. At times, depending on which test facilities are running, we can use over one half GW of power.
We currently have openings for electrical systems engineers to work in the plants supporting 1) jet engine test facilities, and 2) large transonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities
As a valuable member of our team, you would directly impact the ability to conduct ground testing of airframes, engines, or other aerospace systems by executing system engineering responsibilities overseeing installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades, and arc flash considerations of major electrical equipment to ensure test readiness to meet customers’ requirements. These systems could be large electric motors that drive huge air compressors, hydraulic pumps, electrical switchgear, over-current protection, transformers, PLCs, relays, and/or solid state variable frequency systems.
Job Duties
Some of the specific duties of an electrical systems engineer include (this is NOT an exhaustive list):
Under the direction of a more senior engineer:
  • Respond when systems malfunction, troubleshooting and directing corrective maintenance activities (or calling in the appropriate systems engineer for additional support) ensuring a timely return to service
  • Update and maintain system documentation for systems of responsibility
  • Work with multiple organizations such as design engineering, fabrication shops, DoD client, and other contractors
  • Develop with Asset Health Assurance personnel advanced maintenance plans
  • Conduct and write up system safety hazard analyses and write clear work instructions for operation and maintenance
  • Assess and communicate risk to stakeholders
  • Develop estimates for improvement projects
  • Work with planners, schedulers, and craft supervisors to safely plan and execute projects including maintenance work, upgrades, and test projects
  • Assist craft personnel with troubleshooting and oversee their work; provide technical leadership and guidance
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering college or university plus 0 to 3 years’ engineering experience
  • Current United States citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of 2 years of developmental experience such as practical work experience in 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.
  • Educational concentration and/or work experience in low, medium, or high voltage power distribution.
  • Educational and/or work experience in dealing with electrical systems or electrical components of mechanical systems.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline.
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Strong communication skills (including verbal and written)
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Electrical Engineer to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.
To apply go directly to our website at www.http://nas-llc.us/careers

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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