Title: Electrical Engineer I NFAC –2532A
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Pay Type: Exempt
US Citizenship Required
An exciting career opportunity exists for an experienced Electrical Engineer at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC), home of the largest wind tunnels in the world.
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) via the Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contract. 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’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground test 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.
The NFAC team performs large-scale, subsonic wind tunnel testing furthering research and development for a broad array of test customers across the academic, scientific, commercial, and military aerospace sectors. Testing supports development of new and innovative helicopter and rotorcraft technologies including future Urban Air Mobility applications, recurring Mars lander parachute qualification testing, improvements to fuel efficiency on full-scale tractor-trailer trucks, advanced fixed-wing aircraft applications (some with live jet engines), and many other exciting applications for the military and commercial sectors.
Join our diverse team of highly-motivated, passionate, and collaborative coworkers striving to advance air and space technology into the next generation in this unique-in-the-world test facility. Get regular hands-on experience with one-of-kind test articles and enjoy a challenging and satisfying work environment. Come be a part of one of the most unique and exciting work experiences in aerospace engineering research and help solve the problems of tomorrow!
While under the guidance and direction of more experienced facility engineers, some of the specific duties of the NFAC Electrical Engineer include:
- Operate, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and upgrade existing facility power systems (motors, generators, transformers, power distribution switchgear, control systems, variable frequency drives, etc.)
- Work closely with customers and test team members to establish design requirements and implement facility modifications as required to meet test objectives
- Project management of electrical improvement projects including development, planning, budgeting, scheduling, execution, and close out
- Develop, implement, and execute common work processes, instructions, guidelines, procedures, Statements of Work, design drawing packages, and checklists as required.
- Develop and/or maintain an effective preventive maintenance and asset management program for electrical and control systems
- Interface with team members to ensure that the systems they are responsible for are ready to run properly when required and that maintenance outages are planned, coordinated, and properly scheduled.
- Provide technical guidance to personnel in setup, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and removal of systems as required
- Prepare and/or review engineering studies and reports
- Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university plus 0 to 3 years of progressive and relevant experience in an engineering or related technical field.
- Current United States citizenship is required
- Possess technical knowledge of electrical systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
- Educational concentration and/or work experience in low, medium, or high voltage power distribution
- Educational and/or work experience with programmable logic controllers and automated process control
- Educational and/or work experience with motor-generator sets, electrical systems, or electrical components of mechanical systems
- Good knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the Electrical Engineering discipline
- Educational or work experience with computer aided engineering (CAE)/computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
- A master’s degree or post-graduate coursework in a relevant field.
- A minimum of 2 years of developmental experience such as practical work experience 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
- Active NACI
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at NFAC.
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