Engineering Technician Thermal Vacuum III (Union Position)

Greenbelt, MD
Jan 17, 2022
Jan 24, 2022
Full Time
Peraton OverviewPeraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.ResponsibilitiesPerforms tasks demonstrating competency. Is directed and coached by supervisor and more senior technicians. Performs duties in areas such as environmental test facility operations, electrical and mechanical maintenance, cleanroom operations, thermal blanket fabrication, mechanical integration, plating and machining operations, metal cutting, and recertification of lifting and handling devices and pressure vessel systems. Depending on area of assignment, works with senior technicians and engineers in: performing spacecraft environmental tests; repairing and maintaining equipment, facilities and systems; assembly, integration and handling of ground support equipment; testing and inspection of lifting device equipment and pressure vessel systems; operating conventional and CNC equipment and machine tools to fabricate flight and non-flight hardware components; fabrication of flight and test thermal blankets and test cables/harnesses; or other duties associated with area of assignment.Candidate Duties and Responsibilities Include:Primary duties are to operate all thermal vacuum facilities and associated equipment in Lab 7 & 10Candidate will learn to perform thermal transitions per procedure on space flight hardware under the minimal guidance of a lead technician.Candidate will operate the environmental test data acquisition system, thermal conditioning units and other test equipment as directed by lead personnel or supervision.Responsible for supporting set-up activities which include preparing a vacuum chamber for testing (pre-start), hooking up support equipment (thermal conditioning units and data systems), taking cold finger samples and cleaning of same, performing safety inspections, facility cleaning and other routine tasks as directed by lead personnel or supervision.Position may require use of cranes, forklifts, and aerial platformsWork EnvironmentMust be able to follow complex procedures, plans, techniques, designs, or layouts.Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision from senior personnel in an efficient manner to resolve problems and maintain high quality of testingWorks from ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, cranes, suspended platforms, etc.Works while bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, or in a prone position for extended time periods.Works in confined spaces.Ability to adapt to changing shifts, weekend and holiday support on short notice and extended hours as requiredQualificationsBasic QualificationsHigh School diploma or GED is required.3 years of experience working in a lab or production environment.Proficiency with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Outlook).Proficient in the use of basic hand tools.Preferred Knowledge5 years of experience operating and troubleshooting test equipment in a lab or production environment.Experience operating thermal vacuum chambers.Proficiency using computer interface (HMI/SCADA) to operate mechanical and electrical equipment.

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