NNL Submarine Programs (SP) is seeking a highly motivated experienced technician to join its acoustic and vibration testing team. The SP Acoustics, Shock and Vibration Development (ASV) units at the Bettis Laboratory support testing and analyses to develop new technologies and mitigate shipboard acoustic, shock, and vibration issues. The Technology Development Center (TDC), engineered and operated by the SP ASV Developmental Testing and Analysis unit, is an NNL test facility located at the Bettis Laboratory that supports advanced noise and vibration testing and technology development. Studies are performed to investigate state-of-the-art noise and vibration suppression technologies for fleet application. Specialized test loops, along with data acquisition and information systems, are provided in the TDC to perform these studies. Efforts are currently underway to construct a new pressurized flowing water test loop to support component design and long-term technology development studies.
TDC technician duties for the successful candidate will involve support for high priority test programs and resolution of day-to-day operations issues. Primary duties include (1) installation, assembly, maintenance, and repair of electrical test equipment, along with associated data acquisition and process control systems; (2) support for installation, assembly, maintenance, and repair of mechanical test equipment; (3) operation and inspection of test equipment using established procedures and test plans; (4) inspection and maintenance of test facility and local infrastructure; (5) operations oversight and validation of test instrument readings, data acquisition, and process controls; (6) evaluation of electrical test equipment abnormalities to assist engineered solutions; (7) administrative oversight of test equipment calibration and maintenance; (8) qualification as Authorized Employee responsible for employing hazardous energy lockout/tagout controls on electrical systems or equipment to perform servicing or maintenance; (9) support for engineering work procedure preparation and hazard analyses; and (10) operations and safety training. Additional responsibilities include upfront planning and preparation for task execution, laboratory credit card procurements and administration, and oversight to support safe laboratory operations. This position therefore requires frequent interaction with other technicians, engineers, test sponsors, contractors, safety and compliance organizations, and area management.
AAS in engineering, science, technology with minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or Journeyman's papers and a minimum of six years of relevant experience. Ability to physically lift/carry 50 lbs and perform activities requiring bending, stooping, and climbing ladders. Ability to read, understand, and execute complex verbal and written instructions or drawings.
AAS in engineering, science, technology with minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or Journeyman's papers and a minimum of nine years of relevant experience. Ability to physically lift/carry 50 lbs and perform activities requiring bending, stooping, and climbing ladders. Ability to read, understand, and execute complex verbal and written instructions or drawings.
Job Preferred Skills
Candidates with past laboratory testing experience, along with a background in electronics and assembly/repair of electrical test equipment, are desired. In addition, candidates should also have strong verbal communication skills and a willingness to work with a variety of personnel and organizations.