National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


ET Test Controller I - 721-1

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 01-18-2018
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, Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (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.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced ET Test Controller to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.


Mission Execution/Flight (PWT Plant)

Grade Level: A24

Hourly Rate Scale: $26.64 - $33.30

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, performs Safe, Reliable, and Effective Operations (SREO), installation and maintenance of test/plant equipment/systems.  Directs and performs a wide variety of technical, mechanical, electrical, and manual work in the control room, testing, operating, and/or assembly and shop areas of an engineering test facility; checks out and prepares plant and test facility equipment for operations; prepares and installs  test articles, removes test articles after tests, installs and maintains facility systems, operates test facility, plant equipment, and test article equipment during the tests, and accomplishes maintenance and servicing work as required to place and keep such equipment in operation; checks test articles and installations prior to tests, assists in tests,  operates complex testing equipment, and troubleshoots operating equipment or test articles, and installations in case of malfunction; with a high degree of skill, uses a wide variety of hand and machine tools, powered equipment, complex measuring and testing equipment and other equipment as required to accomplish the operations; train, instruct and direct other craftsmen(s); it is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.  Performs other related work as assigned.
SUPPLEMENTARY FUNCTIONS:  Participation in functional specific safety training.
Educational Equivalent:  Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent.
Specific Knowledge or Experience:  Four (4) years of experience, as an electrician.  Preference will be given to those holding one or more of the following qualifications, QUAL3003 16T Tunnel Operator, QUAL3004 PWT Main Drive Operator and QUAL3009 4T Tunnel Operator. Progressive experience in the electrician trade may be substituted for the required experience. Ability to skillfully operate and work with a wide variety of hand and machine tools.  Ability to read and work from blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.   Must be able to direct the work of other craftsmen(s). Must be able to direct the work of other craftsmen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and maintain access to the AEDC local area computer network.
Licenses/Certifications:  Valid Driver’s License.
Communication Skills:  Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to understand, give and take directions. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have good computer skills and working knowledge of computer software (Windows, Word, Excel, Etc.)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Pursue and obtain all qualifications as assigned and demonstrate satisfactory progress as measured by two (2) quarterly progress assessments based on syllabus completion, body of knowledge testing and tunnel conditions OJT as a PWT Main Drive Operator, 4T Tunnel Operator and 16T Tunnel Operator.
  • Start/stop and configure systems (motor/compressor, valves, refrigeration, heaters, driers, coolers) as required.
  • Monitor systems health and initiate appropriate response to alarms/trips.
  • Coordinate and communicate operations with others as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Test/Plant Control Room Operation Engineers, Supervision, Engineering Support and Base Utilities.
Performs technical, mechanical, electrical and manual work in the control room, operating, and/or assembly in all areas of a test facility as assigned.
  • Checks out and prepares plant equipment and test facility equipment for operations through the completion of Pre-Operational procedures.
  • Prepares test articles for testing, installs test articles, and checks installations.
  • Troubleshoots equipment, test articles, and installations in case of malfunctions.
  • Operates plant and test equipment during tests.
  • Assists in installation, testing and removal of test articles.
  • Installs, troubleshoots and maintains electrical systems with the undertaking of maintenance and servicing work required to place and keep the facility equipment operational.
  • Perform any and all Electrical duties as assigned.
  • Uses a wide variety of hand and machine tools, powered equipment, measuring and testing equipment
  • Train other Craftsmen(s) in both Operation and Maintenance activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with Supervisory direction and Company Policy.

Determination of Essential Functions:
Description of Work Environment

Duties require frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions and extremes; continuous walking, standing, climbing and frequent periods requiring sustained uncomfortable physical positions; regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion, requiring the ability to lift, carry and position heavy objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques; operation of equipment which causes loud noise levels and high vibrations; may require the exercise of caution when operating heavy equipment or handling chemicals or other toxic materials; utilization of proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage and other potential hazards.
1. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate, work in teams and work well with individuals at all levels of the company, the client, and outside users. 100%
2. The nature of the work requires the ability to communicate clearly. 100%
3. Use of personal transportation for travel within the AEDC area and company-provided transportation
 to other users' facilities. 45%
4. May be required to sit for extended periods of time. 85%
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
1. May be required to work in areas of high noise levels. 10%
2. Occasional lifting (35 lbs) 5%
3. Occasional carrying (35-lbs)  5%
4. Reaching above shoulders - daily  10%
5. Use of fingers  100%
6. Both hands required 100%
7. Both legs required 100%
8. Ability to distinguish basic colors  100%
9. Hearing required 100%
10 Vision (Corrected)  100%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Tasks
1. Must have the ability to use PC and associated equipment on a  daily basis.  40%  
2. Use of the telephone is required. 40%
3. Use of other general office equipment. 10%
4. All ordinary tools, capacitance meters, insulation testers, digital volt/ohm meters, scopes and other test    
     equipment. Should have some familiarity with personal computers and microprocessors.  60%
Critical Nature of Attendance and Safe Work Practices
Regular attendance is essential to the efficient operation of NAS and is a necessary condition of employment.  Each employee will be expected to adhere to the work schedule established by his/her supervisor and comply with the company’s attendance policy.  Overtime is required to meet work schedules at an approximate rate up to 15%. Employees are expected to report to work at the scheduled time, return from breaks promptly, and depart work not earlier than the end of the scheduled day.
Other Functions
1. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
2. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
3. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and to obtain and maintain access to the AEDC local area computer network.

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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 PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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