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The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics has an outstanding opportunity for an Engineering Technician 3.
The partially ARPA-E funded HIT-SI plasma physics and fusion experiment is seeking qualified candidates for an Engineering Technician 3 position to assist in the design, construction, and operation of a new spectroscopic diagnostic and help maintain and operate the HIT-SI experiment. Given the diverse nature of work performed in the HIT-SI research group, the candidate is expected to perform engineering, electronics and optical work, such as build, troubleshoot, and maintain electronics; troubleshoot and maintain high-voltage pulsed-power capacitor banks; troubleshoot and maintain high quality vacuum systems; and perform or supervise machining of components, as required; and assist in experimental operations and implementation of a new spectroscopic diagnostic and in the maintenance of the systems of the HIT-SI experiment.
Typical work may include:
Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, calibrate, and test electro-mechanical, analog and/or digital equipment, such as vacuum gauges, trigger generators, signal generators, analog/digital voltage meters, power supplies (including high-voltage capacitors and switches), relay controls, microprocessor-controllers, optical equipment, etc... Isolate problems including using and/or creating diagnostics as needed to locate malfunctions; perform mechanical, or electronic repairs; perform electronic repairs to the system, board, or component level; calibrate and/or test for proper operation.
Following general description of functions and schematics from professional and chief technical personnel, construct and document electronic equipment such as computer-interfaced prototypes, microprocessor controlled devices, or test instruments; design relevant circuits and circuit board layout; construct equipment using hand and power tools such as soldering guns, drill presses, torches, band saws, grinders, etc...; test, debug and modify as necessary to ensure proper operation; prepare appropriate documentation such as parts layout, schematics, and calibration procedures.
Consult with professional and chief technical personnel on design concept, equipment requirements, feasibility of fabrication and safety features, and design computer interfaces with existing equipment such as vacuum systems, power supplies, timing devices, etc...; Modify and install commercially-built electronic and mechanical equipment for use in experimental or research applications; perform preventative maintenance on electronic and electronic test equipment; test, diagnose, adjust and calibrate to appropriate standards; develop inventory lists; order, stock, catalog and store electronic components such as transistors, resistors, circuit boards, capacitors, inductors, connectors, etc.
Confer with faculty, staff, clients, vendors, and/or supervisors in determining equipment problems or fulfilling service requests; supervision of undergraduate students; may maintain technical reference library and maintain database files for equipment inventory; may perform incidental maintenance or repair on computers; perform related duties as required.
One year of experience as an engineering technician 2 in either general government or higher education OR five years of experience as an engineering technician OR equivalent education/experience.
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