Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Electrical Integration Technician

    Job ID 2018-3883
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
  • Overview

    Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide.


    The Electrical Integration Technician will provide electrical and computer technical support of the Space Launch System (SLS) program. Physical system integration support will be provided for the assembly, checkout and troubleshooting of the following test facilities: Software Integration Lab (SIL), Software Integration and Test Facility (SITF), and Software Development Facility (SDF).  The position requires expertise in assembly, testing, troubleshooting, and some limited design skill that would be relevant in supporting distributed computing and simulation laboratories, integration tasks and development activities. The position will require personnel certification in operations including Electrostatic Discharge, Cabling Operator, and Crimping Operator.


    Perform software/hardware integration activities as required: 

    • Support systems integration functions
    • Support software/hardware integration troubleshooting and bug-fix activities
    • Develop and execute test plans and procedures
    • Enter or update documentation into appropriate control system
    • Troubleshoot simulation anomalies
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet performance goals
    • Provide weekly written and oral status reports in a meeting setting

    These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones. 


    Typically, educational requirements a HS diploma or GED or equivalent; at least 10 years of experience and continuing education, or an Associate's Degree or Equivalent at least 6 years of experience.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in electronic hardware assembly and test. 
    • Experience in troubleshooting flight like bus interfaces such as MIL-STD 1553B, RS422, RS485, Compact PCI, PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Discretes, Analog-Digital, Digital-Analog, etc. in support of launch vehicle avionics HWIL systems integration and test.
    • Self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic work environment. 
    • Experience with cable routing and cable testing is highly desired. 
    • Experience writing and executing test procedures, performing electrical fabrication and assembly based on verbal or written input, and performing troubleshooting of hardware installations is highly desired.
    • Ability to determine a software fault and system level source of a software fault.
    • Ability to obtain/maintain certifications for various activities such as Overhead Crane/Hoist, Program Critical Hardware/Manual Move, Electrostatic Discharge, Scissor Lift, Aerial Platform and Forklift.
    • Familiarity with NASA quality control policies and procedures. 
    • Experience in computer rack development, buildup, installation and troubleshooting.
    • Experience with Linux based operating systems.
    • Experience working with models and simulations of launch vehicle subsystems and avionics hardware in support of launch vehicle avionics HWIL systems integration and test.
    • Knowledge of systems engineering processes and procedures in disciplines such as hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing.

    Essential Functions

    Work Environment


    Office and laboratory environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).


    Physical Requirements.  


    Requires lifting of sometimes heavy (up to 40 pounds per person) computer systems and associated hardware when building up or maintaining systems (10%).  Requires climbing a ladder or operating a vertical lift (up to 15 feet) to work on the avionics lab structure (25%).  Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (20%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%). 


    Equipment and Machines


    Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


    Other Essential Functions


    The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.


    U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement




    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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