Lockheed Martin Environmental Test Technician in Sunnyvale, California

IAM Hourly represented employees who currently work at the main (Sunnyvale/Palo Alto) unit, Santa Cruz, VAFB or Eastern Range facilities cannot apply for this position through the on-line career network system. If you are a current hourly employee and you want to be considered for this position you must submit a valid placement card request to labor relations.


OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY Perform the setup, modification and servicing of equipment designed to simulate environmental conditions encountered in launch and space environment such as vibration, structural stress, thermal and atmospheric changes and operate such equipment to perform tests and accumulate data on any one major vehicle system or subsystem relative to the reaction of the test item to conditions under which the item is tested.

WORK PERFORMED Determine and accomplish the appropriate setup of test equipment and test specimen to perform tests and obtain test data at the system or subsystem level following defined procedural steps.

Operate and monitor equipment such as but not limited to high vacuum and cryogenic systems, solar simulation apparatus, closed loop vibration controllers, high pressure load control systems and fluid dynamics stimulators to carry out required tests.

Work to written test requirements/ instructions, Test Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, or practices and engineering information. Apply a working knowledge of the equipment characteristics and capabilities, and accepted laboratory and shop practices.

Select or design/develop, improvise, modify and fabricate test aids, fixtures for monitoring devices, specialized apparatus and similar items required to completely setup for, conduct or monitor tests, and to evaluate test articles.

Develop programs for and operate heat flux simulators, data systems, high pressure fluid dynamic stimulators, electronic controllers, data recorders, gauges and radiation sensors.

Assist in the troubleshooting of test setups and specimens involved in tests and advise Test Event lead (Sr. Technician or Test Engineer) where major problems are encountered. Record data in accordance with prescribed requirements and participate in evaluation of data as required.

Basic Qualifications Knowledge of set-up and operation of vacuum and cryogenic space simulation equipment; ground handling and flight simulation equipment, and shop theory and practice related thereto. Knowledge of electrical and electronic test control, recording and read out equipment associated with simulation equipment. Ability to read and interpret engineering prints and sketches, manufacturer's manuals and similar technical data. Typically requires knowledge of electronics technology equivalent to a two year program presented by junior colleges and technical institutes, and one year of testing experience with cryogenic, high vacuum, and dynamic test equipment and/or the practical experience equivalent to the Air Force Occupational Specialty / Military Occupational Specialty / Navy Enlisted Classification codes in the related fields. Must possess all certifications as required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

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Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California