As the 711 HPW Human Centrifuge and Research Altitude Chambers (RAC) completes testing and becomes operational at Wright-Patterson AFB, they will require both engineering and software/simulation support in order to be able to carry out its research and training missions. The engineering support will be for testing, maintenance and system upgrades and the software/simulation support will be used to set up mission scenarios to be “flown” on the centrifuge and RAC.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
The contractor employees shall provide Advisory & Assistance services to assist United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM/FHOH). This effort requires both engineering and software/simulation support.
DESCRIPTION OF REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The contractor employee shall have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or another engineering discipline, with at least five years of experience in electrical engineering designing, planning, creating and setting up test equipment for scientific experiments. The candidate shall have knowledge of troubleshooting methods to assist in repairs or modifications to 480 volt and lower AC circuits, DC circuits, Programmable Logic controllers (PLC) and control systems. Knowledge of variable frequency drive and fiber optics is desirable. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:
- The contractor employee shall serve as a member of interdisciplinary teams conducting experiments utilizing leading edge technology, and lead technical support teams for experiments with the centrifuge and altitude chambers.
- The contractor employee shall work with a team to analyze, design and implement existing technology for technical refresh of current centrifuge/altitude chamber electrical/electronic systems.
- The contractor employee shall conceptualize and create technical information, reports, and briefings on progress, identification, analysis and recommendations of applications of electrical equipment.
- The contractor employee shall work with senior scientists to review, identify and recommend engineering resources to meet current and future needs.
- The contractor employee shall prepare research results and document novel engineering approaches for presentation in scientific journals, technical reports and briefings at scientific meetings.
- The contractor employee shall provide support for experiments to collect and compile data and write reports regarding existing and potential engineering research studies and projects.