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Electrical System Engineer - 2577

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Electrical System Engineer - 2577
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt                            
Grade: 34/35
US Citizenship Required: Yes


National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

Job Summary
Exciting career opportunities exist for Electrical Engineers in our Power Control group responsible for the distribution of electrical power from the Tennessee Valley Authority to at least eight distribution substations to provide power to our test facilities and other infrastructure. The AEDC is a suite of ground test facilities providing simulated operating environments for and space vehicles and sub system or scaled systems development and testing. While this position has some office work involved, the majority of the engineer’s time is spent in the field or test area. Engineers who enjoy this type of work typically have some interest or experience with electrical systems such as variable frequency drives, motors, switch-gear, transfer switches, electrical distribution, etc. which may come from a full time job or from working in aspects of electrical power,  automobiles, farm equipment, or other machinery.

Job Duties:
  • Provide electrical engineering for emergency generators, batteries/UPS systems, cathodic protection, low to medium voltage systems and facility lighting systems. Provide support to ARC flash program as needed. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the preventive maintenance processes in CMMS, field support to provide direction and make decisions on issues, engineering support for all proactive and corrective issues, spares management and the capital investment support for these systems. 
  • Interface directly with the Air Force (AF) customer to provide recommendations to ensure these assets are being maintained according to AF standards.
  • Participate in the following engineering tasks to varying degrees at various times:
    • Collect and / or derive systems requirements from various stakeholders, performing gap analyses on existing systems and / or proposing new systems
    • Modify existing designs to accommodate as-built changes, increases in system capability, or changing systems requirements
    • Prepare specifications, statements of work, and calculations using various software and spreadsheet tools
    • Review and check detailed design drawings and data provided by other engineers, suppliers, clients, or test customers
    • Provide systems installation engineering including detailed installation and checkout instructions
    • Prepare systems safety hazard analyses and verification of required mitigation measures
    • Prepare or review of engineering studies and reports
    • Prepare or review material and craft labor estimates
    • Generate detailed operations and maintenance work instructions, guidelines, procedures, and checklists
    • Develop and maintain an effective preventive maintenance and asset management program for systems for which the engineer is responsible. This includes collection, analysis, and reporting of system performance data
    • Interface with Instrumentation, Data, and Control (ID&C) engineers; test and plant operations engineers; design engineers; facility analysis engineers; reliability engineers; project engineers and project managers; safety and environmental engineers; craft supervision and planners / schedulers; and other disciplines 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 craft personnel in setup, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and removal of systems
    • Participate in incident investigations and root-cause analyses
    • Present and communicate technical systems information to NAS management, AF client, and test customers
  • 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:
  • B.S. degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering college or university plus 3-5 years of practical relevant experience
  • US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience in operations and sustainment of electrical power components and system; transformers,  motors, motor control centers, switch gear, circuit breakers, and protective devices for 13.8KVA and below
  • 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.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Strong communication skills (including verbal and written).

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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