Entry Level Lab Technician

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Join our team turning abstract ideas into realities. Collaborate with industry experts to develop solutions to mission-critical challenges, such as NASA’s return to the moon, the DoD’s national security initiatives, international automotive manufacturers’ development of fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, and the DoE’s energy research. At Jacobs, we tackle challenges in emerging technologies, cyber, intelligence, space exploration, energy transformation, and resiliency to ensure national security. As the world’s thinkers, visionaries, and doers, we disrupt the status quo and affect real, meaningful change in how we provide solutions to our customers, operate our business, and support communities. Our Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples, wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, confidential F1 motorsports clients, and many others in North America, Europe, and Asia..Our capabilities and recent project photos and videos can be found in the downloadable zip file at https://jtftp.jacobstechnology.com/. Use “anontg” for both the username and password.

Join our team as an Engineering Support Lab Technician where you will team with highly skilled software programmers and controls engineers, working on projects from initial concepts, through full design and construction, to on-site commissioning to ensure fully operational facilities. In this role, you will be responsible for the construction of one-of-a-kind solutions using various types of control hardware and equipment. This position will provide you with an exciting opportunity to work on fabrication of unique equipment from drawing package all the way to installation and commissioning at multiple facilities around the world. The Engineering Support section currently includes 6 talented specialists working on many unique and challenging projects including quick turn-around projects ranging from a few hours to large multi-year projects with over 10,000 labor hours.

  • Perform hardware assembly and fabrication of designed systems
  • Order control system components based on engineering requirements
  • Order instrumentation and sensors based on user or application requirements
  • Perform time and cost estimates of fabrication work
  • Review hardware assembly and wiring diagrams for control and data acquisition systems
  • Troubleshoot control system software in PLC ladder logic, function block, etc., if needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Due to federal requirements for large portions of the assigned work, a US Citizenship is required for this position.
  • Two (2) years of related experience in instrumentation or two (2) years of formal training from a technical/trade school with emphasis in electrical, controls, instrumentation, computer science, or similar discipline is a plus.
  • Must show ability to learn operational knowledge of assembling, troubleshooting, maintaining, controls, data acquisition, or similar areas during the first 90 days of employement.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Windows based PCs.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret electrical controls and instrumentation wiring diagrams, technical literature, and manufacturer’s specifications or demonstrate the ability to learn to read and interpret these documents during the first 90 days of employment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills with ability to adapt to changing work environment.



Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting 50 lbs. (<5%)
  • Maneuver in and around facility equipment for field measurements or troubleshooting (10%-20%)
  • Proximity to extreme temperature variations and rotating equipment (<10%)
  • Exposure to high noise levels (10%-20%)
  • Proximity to electrical circuits up to 161kVAC (5%-15%)
  • Special clothing/equipment may include appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including eye protection, hearing protection, arc flash protection, shock protection, etc. (5%-15%)

Description of Work Environment

  • Office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site (>80%)
  • Field work outside (10%-20%)
  • Travel to company offices, customer sites for meetings, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting (>10%)

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • General office equipment (>80%)
  • Power Distribution devices such as Transformers, Switchgear, Motor Control Centers (MCCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), servo drives, industrial instrumentation, data acquisition measurement systems, etc. (>50%)
  • Multimeters (5%-15%)
  • Signal generators and Oscilloscopes (5%-15%)

Criticality of Attendance

  • Work arrangement is for work to be performed in the office (baseline). Hybrid work arrangement possible for proven performers and depending on project responsibilities.
  • Overtime to meet project schedules and milestones (10%-20%)
  • Field work attendance and punctuality is critical

Other Essential Functions

  • Note that during periods of on-site support, time requirements listed above as unusual or special and affecting environment and equipment encountered will be substantially different up to and including 100%.
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