The Test Facilities Operation, Maintenance and Engineering (TFOME) contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center provides engineering and technical services in the areas of aeropropulsion, space propulsion and power test facilities. TFOME management is dedicated to excellence in service and to providing outstanding technical opportunities for our employees. We specialize in providing unique products and services to NASA Glenn. We are currently seeking Data Engineer candidates to join our team that will be providing facility and test engineering support as part of the TFOME contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Responsibilities
Function of Position: The data engineer is responsible for the integrity of the overall data acquisition process and works closely with the test customer, electrical and instrumentation engineers and computer programmers to ensure that high quality data is being collected. An aero-mechanical test engineer
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides technical expertise to the users of the ground test facilities in planning test projects to insure proper match of facility requirements with capabilities, balance of resources, and integration of schedules. Specifically for the data engineer, work with the test customer to understand data requirements, measurement needs including accuracies, instrumentation requirements and the performance calculations.
2. The data engineer is the liaison between the test customer, electrical/instrumentation engineers and the data acquisition system programmer. The data engineer will work with the test customer in the development of requirements for the data acquisition and analysis software then with the programmer to implement the requirements into the data collection and analysis software.
3. The data engineer will work directly with the electrical test engineers and technicians to ensure that the data systems are properly configured and that all instrumentation is functioning properly.
4. Develop and support development of code for data acquisition and analysis of test data. Develop on-line data displays (graphical and tabular displays) for use in data analysis and troubleshooting during testing.
5. Must have an understanding of the aerodynamic and aeropropulsion concepts that are being studied in each test program. A background in aerospace engineering is highly desired.
6. Provide project management support for an assigned test project including developing detailed project plan and project schedule with task list, durations and assignment of resources relevant to data acquisition, programming and instrumentation needs. Will work with the electrical engineers and programmers to develop the schedule input and with the project lead for integration with the overall project schedule.
7. Support large and small scale aerospace ground testing projects, including involvement of system and hardware installation, measurement and data requirements, data analysis, instrumentation specifications, and final report generation. Test projects cover a wide variety of test types in many facilities including wind tunnels, air-breathing engine and engine component facilities, acoustic chambers, space propulsion (chemical and electrical) and space environment chambers (including cryogenic applications).
8. Prepares documentation supporting facility development efforts.
9. Prepares specifications and purchase requisitions for facility hardware.
10. Provides support for training of other engineers and technicians.
11. Develops presentations, and presents at design reviews, safety reviews, and other technical presentations.
12. Provide periodic status reports on each assigned task to contractor and customer management.
13. Conduct design of experiments and experimental error analyses.
14. Responsible for the calibration of test facilities (i.e. wind tunnel set point calibration and flow quality studies).
1. General knowledge and understanding of aerospace testing and facility operations.
2. Understanding of mechanical test systems involving hydraulics, high vacuum, pneumatics, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and mechanical design.
3. General understanding of electronic test systems involving data acquisition, sensors, and signal conditioning.
4. Requires, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent and two years' applicable experience.
5. Aerospace engineering degree and background are preferred due to the need to understand the concepts being tested, such as aircraft performance, air-breathing engine performance, fluid dynamics, etc.
6. Programming skills are highly desirable, particularly a working knowledge of MATLAB®.
7. Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE DATA ENGINEER POSITION
A. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Visual and physical contact with test system hardware and installed test articles. Multiple work station assignments (office, test facility, control room, laboratory, shops, etc.). Transportation of notebooks, drawings, forms, sensors, etc. required. Ability to hear normal conversation. One eye (minimum) correctable to 20/20.
B. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is accomplished in an office, control room, in and around test facility buildings, and within facility test chambers. Transportation is required between these work areas as well as trips to the client or user's facility. Must be able to use respiratory protection in confined spaces. Some work areas are high in noise.
C. EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES INVOLVED IN WORK TASK
Office and control room equipment includes computers, calculators, electronic instruments, mechanical instruments, and miscellaneous precision measuring devices.
D. CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCE
Work assignments are usually during normal work hours, but overtime is frequently necessary to support meetings, test schedules, and testing activities. Testing may occur any day or time of day, depending on the schedule and test requirements. Regular daily attendance is required to maintain team effectiveness.
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