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The JPL Power and Sensor Systems Section’s experts provide the knowledge and expertise for cutting edge technologies in a wide variety of power related fields including power generation, energy storage, power electronics and sensor development. The breadth of the section’s technical expertise spans a wide arena ranging from materials research to technology development to flight hardware implementation for unprecedented robotic missions that explore our solar system.
We are seeking a highly motivated Power Electrical Engineer Level 2 to join the Power Systems BTE, Integration & Test Group (3468), reporting administratively to the Technical Group Supervisor for the Power Systems BTE, Integration & Test Group.
As a member of the Power Systems BTE, Integration & Test Group (3468), you will be working together with a diverse range of engineering backgrounds in developing and implementing bench test equipment (BTE) including hardware and software as well as supporting the integration and test campaign for various projects within the Section (currently, Europa Clipper (EC), Mars Sample Return (MSR), Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Explorers (CADRE). The BTE will be used to support flight and non-flight hardware integration and test along with validation and verification of the hardware. You will work independently and within a team environment, collaborating on tasks performed across a spectrum of disciplines.
Tasks may include but not limited to:
Develop and implement electrical bench test equipment (BTE)
Develop electrical bench test equipment (BTE) documentation and release it using JPL’s EPDM system
Develop technical drawings for the BTE and release it using the JPL’s EPDM system
Develop and execute integration and test plans, procedures, and I&T documentation
Operate test equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, power supplies)
Maintain calibration of BTE
Attend project meetings and work with other team members to accomplish and meet project goals.
Regularly meet with the team, assess status, review problems, plan short-term and long-term activities as well as present test results at project reviews and meetings
Participate in multidisciplinary and multi-organization working groups across government agencies in order to plan and execute end-to-end testing activities.
The following qualifications are required:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related technical subject area with typically a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or Master’s degree in similar disciplines with typically a minimum of 1 years of experience, or Ph.D. in similar discipline.
Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Power Systems Design, Analog Electronics, Controls, Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Integration and Test
Understanding and wide application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in Power engineering and testing
Proficiency in resolving issues in test development of electronic hardware or software
Broad knowledge in electronic equipment used in testing
Demonstrated skills in designing, implementing, and testing electronic hardware or instruments that are used within complex space systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of processes that are used to verify/validate the design requirements of systems.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Ability to collaborate successfully with other groups, sections, divisions, and organizations, both inside and outside JPL.
Ability to react to frequent changes in plans and excel in a rapid pace concurrent engineering environment.
Ability to attend to assignments with limited direction
Ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks, and priorities concurrently
Availability for occasional domestic and foreign travel.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Familiarity with oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, power supplies, load boxes, junction boxes, switch boxes
Familiarity with basic programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Matlab, Python)
Familiarity with Labview programming
Familiarity with NI TestStand
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In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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