Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work - operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME). A brief description of each category is: Maintenance - Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), and maintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution, potable water, storm water drainage) *Operations - Facilities Operations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technology development and administration, including, but not limited to, Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) *Engineering - Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planning support.
The selected candidate will work as part of a team to provide engineering solutions in support of Condition Based Maintenance and Plant Automation Systems at NASA Langley Research Center. Specific responsibilities include:
- Implement instrumentation and controls-related projects
- Document controls systems and components to include user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
- Select and specify sensors (vibrations, temperature, pressure, flow etc.) for monitoring the performance and health of critical assets
- Integration of Operational Technology (sensors and control hardware) and IT (software platforms)
Hands on work will include:
- PLC programming and checkout
- Programming standard HMI platforms to function as the interface with the PLC/Control system in use instrumentation and control system testing, maintenance and modification
- Troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and control systems
- Checkout and commissioning of new instrumentation and control systems
- Work with a variety of control and monitoring systems
- Building Automation Systems (BAS) such as Tracer Ensemble
- Distributed Control Systems such as Delta V
Must be able to multi-task, while working in a dynamic environment in which priorities change frequently. Must be self-motivated in their work-habits, show initiative in tackling new work, and exercise and communicate sound technical judgement.
U.S. Citizenship is required. BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university. Academic study in mechanical systems, controls theory, manufacturing desired.
- Familiar with process controllers
- Familiar with DeltaV distributed controls desired.
- Experience with general programming techniques required.
- Experience in an industrial, laboratory or manufacturing facility desired.
- Familiar in system design, equipment installation and system startup desired.
Office environment. (50-65%)
An office or Control Room environment is the typical work area. Test/Industrial Environment - May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities. Travel between facilities and test sites is required. Travel between various facilities/test operations (20%) is required and may bring exposure to loud noise and potentially hazardous equipment operation.
Must have sufficient mobility to enter all areas of wind tunnel and test facilities. The ability to enter into confined spaces, crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants and the like. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions. (20%) Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs. (100%)
Equipment and Machines:
Standard office equipment - PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc. (100%)
Hardware platforms - Microsoft PC and OS. Microsoft PC, Linux, National Instruments, Allen-Bradley PLCs [PLC-5, SLC, ControlLogix], Allen-Bradley PanelViews
Software: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), PLC Ladder Logic, LabVIEW, C/C++, MS Office [Word, Excel, Outlook, Viso], AutoCAD or equivalent, Matlab/Simulink, OSI PI
Field Devices: programmable controllers, pneumatic valves, programmable valves. Communications Protocol: TCP/IP, RS-232, IEEE-488
Safety and personal protective equipment
Regular attendance mandatory (100%)
Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<10%)
Travel required (<5%)
Other Essential Functions:
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. 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 balance scope, schedule and budget to insure project success. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver's license is required.