Instrumentation Technician

Jacobs | Moffett, CA

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Posted Date 4/09/2024
Description The Jacobs ATOM Group at NASA Ames Research Center is seeking a skilled Instrumentation Technician to join our Wind Tunnel Division team. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing and maintaining instrumentation used in wind tunnel testing. You will work on the Jacobs ATOM (Aerospace Testing, Operations and Maintenance) contract, contributing to projects in the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel (UPWT). The UPWT is a world-class facility that conducts tests in the 11-by 11-foot Transonic and 9-by 7-foot Supersonic test sections. We are looking for a qualified candidate to join our high-performing work team.

Install and maintain instrumentation for wind tunnel testing, including pressure, temperature, force, angle, and motion measurements.

Provide technical support for customer-developed wind tunnel test articles.

Requires ability to perform electronic assembly and installation including soldering, composition of prototype circuits, cables, taper pins, and other instrument connections.

Experience with strain gauges, static and dynamic pressure transducers, accelerometers, signal amplifiers, and instrument metrology.

Understand wiring schematics, control systems, and relay logic circuits.

This role involves collaborating with the Test Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers, and external aerospace customers to get all necessary instrumentation ready for the test article. Depending on the Wind Tunnel Test requirements, this position requires shift work including Day, Swing, and Grave Shift.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company's 401k plan. Employees will also receive 12 days of vacation per year, and 12 paid holidays.

The base salary for this position is 116,209.60.

Experience in instrumentation and/or electronics in a related field is desired.

Proficiency in using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.

Experience working in small to medium-sized multidisciplinary groups is advantageous.

Background or experience in aeronautics, instrumentation, data systems, and wind tunnel testing is desirable.

Must complete on-the-job safety training to perform assigned work activities.

Salary55.87 Hour
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