ENG. TECH II - Thermal Vacuum Test

    • Greenbelt, MD



Performs basic tasks and standard assignments, demonstrating developing competency. Is directed and coached by supervisor and more senior technicians. Performs duties in areas such as environmental test facility operations. Depending on area of assignment, assists senior technicians and engineers in: performing spacecraft environmental tests; repairing and maintaining equipment, facilities and systems; or other duties associated with area of assignment.

Job Description

Primary duties are to operate all T/V facilities and associated equipment in Lab's 7 & 10 and performing thermal transitions per procedure on space flight hardware under the direction of a senior technician. Additional duties include but are not limited to, installing T/C's on P/L hardware, connecting GSE and leak checking for T/V testing, recording data in the test log as requested, performing pre-pumps, support flight projects in T/V facilities or other duties associated with are assignment.

Responsible for supporting set-up activities which includes but not limited to: pre-start check lists, cold finger samples and general housekeeping, performing safety inspections. May also be requested to train entry level technicians as directed and support fabrication of test fixtures.
Must also operate the environmental test data acquisition system and SCADA PLC, TQCM program, RGA, thermal condition units and other test equipment.

Work Environment

  • Work indoors and out in high and low temperatures and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Work with other personnel in a group that is Team Oriented.
  • Work in clean rooms.

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