Work Location: NAWS China Lake, California
Design, develop, implement, and review data acquisition and control systems for aerospace vehicles, propulsion systems, and weapons systems for the purpose of designs and experiments of aircraft survivability technology applications.
Develop and implement software programs and systems for data acquisition and data reduction using computer software.
Evaluate and resolve problems to insure program milestones are accomplished.
Plan, coordinate, schedule, and perform test team duties as needed for all instrumentation related functions associated with assigned tasks, to include but not limited to:
Generate instrumentation plan as required by individual test plans descriptive of the instruments and controls to be used for test projects; supervise the installation and wiring of the instrumentation and controls on the test article; setup, calibrate, and operate data acquisition equipment; support data acquisition and control operations; perform data reduction to satisfy project requirements.
Design, fabricate, and functionally check ordnance safe/fire electrical systems.
Document all hardware and software designs, developments, and implementations.
Perform engineering planning, design, and fabrication of electrical/electronic test systems, improvement, and new equipment installations.
Perform maintenance, calibration, and some repair of electrical/electronic test facility equipment.
Provide technical guidance to Firing Officers and technicians in the development of equipment and systems for use by a test program or WSL.
Attend daily/weekly WSL project status and scheduling meetings as required to support WSL program.
Capable of working outdoors and occasionally from elevated work platforms with fall protection harness and in temperatures ranging from 0-120.
Position will include: 45% sitting, 25% standing, 10% bending, 10% reaching, 5% walking, and 5% lifting.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics, Electrical, or Computer Engineering or Professional Engineering Certificate in Electronics, Electrical, or Computer Engineering.
A minimum of one year as practicing engineer or three years as engineering technician involved in design, development, and operation of data acquisition systems (i.e. analog, digital, video, microprocessors, and pulse code modulation).
At least one year specialized experience with RDT&E, as practicing engineer or technician, highly desired.
Experienced with the setup, calibration, operation, and computer control of the following equipment:
Wide band instrumentation amplifiers, digital data acquisition systems, pulse code modulated (PCM) multiplexing systems, computer controlled self-contained data acquisition systems, and servo control systems.
Experienced with the setup, calibration, operation, and protection of the following types of signal transducers:
Thermocouples, blast & strain gauges, pressure transducers, ballistic velocity screens, resistance temperature detectors (RDT), linear variable differential transformers (LVDT), accelerometers, flash detectors, and fuel & air flow gauges.
Must be capable of developing design modifications for electronic test support, aircraft, propulsion, and weapons systems such that program requirements are satisfied without jeopardizing safety of operations.
Must possess ability to work tactfully with professional engineers, technicians, and management staff at all levels of effort. Familiarity with test procedures and safety in an RDT&E environment, and with modern military aircraft and weapons systems.
Experience working at a government site/facility.
Possess a valid California driver’s license.
U.S. Citizenship and at minimum a current U.S. DoD SECRET Security Clearance required for hire and to be maintained throughout employment. All candidates will be required to pass background screening to include SSN, Driver Record, and Criminal Background Investigation.
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