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You will be performing mechanical engineering technician's duties associated with research and flight hardware development to support the aeronautics, space, and other research programs as required at Glenn Research Center utilizing instrumentation and sensor technologies in a concurrent engineering environment.
This position is located in the NASA Glenn Research Center, Facilities, Test and Manufacturing Directorate, Fabrication Division, Technical Services Branch, in Cleveland, OH.
The Technical Services Branch provides all hands-on technical work related to the in-house production of hardware. The instrumentation shop provides fabrication, modification, installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation systems and devices such as pressure probes, thermocouples, strain gages, accelerometers, and survey rakes.
Please note: that the salary for selectees will be set at the Step 1 of the GS grade and are nonnegotiable unless Highest Previous Rate rules apply.
This is a bargaining unit position (i.e. covered under labor/management agreement).
As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made from this announcement.
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* Assists in developing novel research instruments, test devices, or prototype components with difficult performance requirements. Assist in the development of new equipment or systems, simplification and improvement of present equipment, standardization of equipment, or development of new design techniques and methods.
* Helps senior technician to design, develop, implement, and maintain instrumentation/sensor and thermoelectric circuitry and services.
* Assists with design, development, and integration of instrumentation/sensor and thermoelectric systems and components to support research and engineering requirements.
* Performs duties that include general instrumentation and works with senior technicians to assist in the manufacture of complex research hardware utilizing new concepts to obtain unique data unavailable to date because of the limiting effects of conventional instrumentation/sensor and thermoelectric circuitry.
* Assists with trouble shooting and repair of thermoelectric circuitry. Interprets, selects, adapts, and applies many guidelines, and engineering principles and practices in an area of troubleshooting, installation and repair of instrumentation hardware. Works with technicians to verify that the in-process and completed hardware meets the customer’s provided specifications.
* Provides technical input to researchers, project managers, and engineers. Works with senior staff to provide prototypes of experimental hardware.
* Works at times independently to manufacture hardware necessary to support researcher’s instrumentation requirements using a variety of metal forming equipment, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, metal joining technologies and laser applications.