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.
Job Summary: The Controls Engineer is responsible for sustainment and maintenance of the electrical machinery and control systems required to achieve reliable wind tunnel facility operations.
Job Duties: Specific tasks associated with this type of work include but are not limited to:
Provide facility pressure/temperature measurement, flow/valve controls, process controls, and electrical distribution with a safety focus.
Applies advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes in a specialized area of expertise; serves as company specialist in area.
Responsible for long term reliability, availability, and maintainability of the assigned facility control systems.
Act as technical point of contact for facility electrical and controls engineering issues.
Act as lead project engineer on facility electrical component repair and sustainment projects
Ensure proper development of requirements, schedules, budget estimates and statements of work for facility repair and refurbishment projects.
Perform system analyses, track system reliability, availability, and cost parameters as well as maintaining system records and configuration management and control.
Maintain/upgrade control systems utilizing LabView, National Instruments hardware (cDAQ, cRIO, PXI) and PLC programming.
Work closely with technicians and electricians in the field and in a hands on setting to predict performance, diagnose, and troubleshoot problems. May require working in cramped or confined spaces on occasion.
Conduct and write up system safety hazard analyses and write clear work instructions.
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.
B.S. degree in electrical engineering from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 10 - 14 years of progressive and relevant engineering experience.
Current US Citizenship required
Relevant electrical engineering experience troubleshooting, diagnosing, testing and measuring systems, field engineering, or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants, etc.
Prior experience/familiarity in ground test/maintenance process or complex industrial operations
Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
Design experience with Allen-Bradley.
Experience with RSView.
Experience writing Scope of Work documents.
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
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