Engineering Specialist/Technician - Entry to Experienced Level (MD/HI)

Employer
National Security Agency
Location
Fort Meade, MD
Posted
Aug 13, 2022
Closes
Aug 22, 2022
Ref
625324554
Hours
Full Time
Do you have vocational/technical training in Technical Trades, Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking? Do you enjoy building, installing, modifying, repairing, fabricating prototyping parts/mechanisms, and/or testing electronic equipment? The National Security Agency (NSA) is seeking highly motivated Engineering Specialists/Technicians - Technical Trades to help build, install, modify, repair, fabricate prototype parts/mechanisms, and/or test electronic equipment. We have opportunities at our NSA Headquarters and at our NSA Hawaii regional center. The responsibilities of an Engineering Specialist/Technician may include:Installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and/or repairing of equipment and systems in accordance with applicable standards and processesPerforming rack, stack, and cabling of equipment in IT machine roomsMaintaining Configuration Items (CI) in a centralized data baseCapturing and tracking IT machine room Power, Space, and CoolingServing as an Access Manager for IT machine roomsOperating industrial/production equipment, machinery (Lathes, CNC, EDM, Mills, Waterjet, Welder, Industrial Printers, Routers, 3D Printers, Electro Plating, Vacuum Casting/Forming, Injection Molding, Industrial Painting/Finishing, and Textile) and tools such as machine tools, presses, air compressors, and packaging equipmentOperating mechanized material-handling equipment (for example, forklifts, hand trucks)Informing customers, management, or relevant others of work progress, project status, and problemsOrdering, procuring, receiving, inspecting, and/or verifying ordered supplies, materials, or equipmentDriving vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks to transport cargo or passengersThe ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is:InnovativeWell-organizedAble to handle and prioritize multiple assignmentsAble to accomplish assignments with little direct supervisionAble to communicate effectively both orally and writtenMedically clearable for worldwide travelAble to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired:Working at heights to include antenna towersSoldering of electronic componentsTroubleshooting of electrical and mechanical devicesRF amplification and distributionPower distributionFabrication of RF and multi-conductor cable assembliesAdditive Manufacturing3D printRapid prototypingFDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)SLA (Stereo Lithography Apparatus)Laser sinteringSLS (Selective Laser Sintering)DLMS (Direct Laser metal Sintering)Plastic Powder Bed 3D printingMetal Powder Bed 3D PrintingTool & Die MachiningCNC (Computer Numerical Control) programmingCAD (Computer-Aided Design)/CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing)FabricationSheet Metal FabricationWeldingElectro-platingIndustrial paintingPunch pressPress brakeWater jetDAWIA Certification may be required*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred. (Full Performance - Senior) Entry/Developmental Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience. With a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Experience providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair is desired. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be relevant. Full Performance Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Senior Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.Salary Range: $31,305 - $138,868 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior) Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 6 am and 6 pm (flexible). Work schedule may be a fixed schedule or flexible depending on the exact position assigned. On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from . Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.SDL2017

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