Analytical Services & Materials, Inc.

(Job ID# ASM21IT291)

Company: Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. Hampton, VA 23666

Description:

Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. (AS&M) is looking for a full-time Wind Tunnel Instrumentation Technician to work at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work will involve the installation, calibration, adjustment, and repair/replacement of measurement equipment in and around the facility.

  • Must be able to fabricate basic parts/brackets, install parts into systems used in wind tunnel test environments, and verify sensors to measure pressure, temperature, force, or acceleration. 
  • Will work with test engineers, facility electricians, and mechanical technicians to troubleshoot system or sensor failures and anomalies. 
  • The successful candidate must be able to read and interpret design documents, schematics, datasheets/manuals, drawings, blueprints, and engineering sketches. 
  • Will work with test engineers, facility electricians, and mechanical technicians to document and install new measurement systems.
  • Redline and review drawings.
  • Create documentation for the operation of new systems.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance as required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 
  • Two (2) years of college with courses in computer science, mathematics, or related engineering courses, plus two (2) years of related experience in data reduction and analysis, or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience for a total of four (4) years.
  • Associate degree in instrumentation, electronic systems, or related field, or have completed military training in electronics or have experience working in a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory.
  • Basic knowledge of Wheatstone bridge theory and basic electronics.
  • Operational knowledge of oscilloscope, multimeters, soldering techniques, use of crimping tools, lead wire preparation techniques, ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out connectors, routing, and tie wrapping cables.
  • System-level troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically solve instrumentation problems and determine corrective action.
  • Knowledge in signal conditioning concepts for various types of sensors, including the following: Accelerometers, LVDT, Thermocouples, PRTs, RTDs, Cold Junction compensation concepts, TC bonding concepts.
  • The background should include experience with the following: Fabricating cables, lacing techniques and proper strain relief concepts.
  • Working knowledge of transducers, operational amplifiers, and the knowledge of techniques for measuring temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, vibration, and force are also beneficial.
  • Experience soldering wire harnesses and developing wiring diagrams.
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems.
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).
  • Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing (SCXI and PXI based) is a plus.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter confined spaces, work at various heights, and 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.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist, and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs).

 Attendance:

  • Regular attendance is mandatory (100%).
  • Occasional overtime/work outside the normal schedule may be required (<20%).

 How to Apply?

Details about the company are available at http://www.asm-usa.com 
AS&M employment application form can be downloaded from here. 
E-mail completed application form with a detailed resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mention the Job ID#.

AS&M is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.”