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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 Integration and Test Engineer 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 planning and execution of the integration and test activities of the electronic hardware of the power subsystem for various projects within the Section (currently Mars Sample Return Lander). 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:
Support the planning and execution of the power integration and test activities as directed by the Power I&T Lead
Provide support for Test Readiness Reviews (TRR) and delivery reviews
Support integration and test preparation (test plans, test procedures) activities
Support configuration and setup test including transportation and associated logistics
Collaborate and work with BTE Lead, BTE Software team, Cognizant Engineers, and System Engineers in support of power test activities
Develop and implement test plans, procedures, and I&T documentation
Participate in multidisciplinary and multi-organization working groups across government agencies in order to plan and execute testing activities.
Potential to work test shifts that may include nights and weekends, and sometimes extended work weeks
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related technical subject area with typically a minimum of 6 years of related experience, or Master’s degree in similar subject areas with typically a minimum of 4 years of experience, or Ph.D. with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
Advance 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
Demonstrated skills in test planning and test procedure development
Demonstrated skills in independently leading test activities and coordinating with multidisciplinary engineers or test team
Advanced experience in problem reporting/investigation relating to space flight hardware
Advanced experience in electronic equipment used in test.
Demonstrate knowledge of processes that are used to verify/validate the design requirements of power slice/assemblies
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.
Experience in flight projects in requirements development, integration and test, and/or verification and validation
Experience with basic programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Matlab, Python)
Experience with Microsoft Visio and Project
Familiarity with reading and evaluating electrical circuits and drawings
Familiarity with oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, power supplies, load boxes, junction boxes, switch boxes
Familiarity with Labview programming
Familiarity with NI TestStand
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