Engineering / Data Technician

Moffett Field, California
02 Sep 2016
27 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of the Jacobs Engineering Group, one of the largest engineering and technical services-only companies in the United States. We provide a wide range of advanced technology services to government and industry in four market areas:
  • Technical and Evaluation Engineering, Operations and Maintenance
  • Scientific Engineering, and Technical Services
  • Design/Build and Operate Test Facilities
  • Enterprise Information Services

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Provides technical support for data acquisition and instrumentation activities at research test facilities. Performs data systems setup for customer's models and facility instrumentation at the assigned test facilities based on configuration data provided by the Test Engineer. Records data during facility operation and collects, accumulates, and archives customer data sets. Provides post run processing as requested by the Test Engineer. Prepares facility and data acquisition systems to meet test and operational instrumentation requirements. Analyzes mechanical and electrical system requirements to match instrumentation capabilities with test and operational requirements. Communicates with Facility and Test Engineers to discuss instrumentation issues and coordinate operations and development efforts. Operates instrumentation and data acquisition systems during testing of customer models and systems in the test facility. There are specific minimum physical, work environment, and equipment requirements for this position also.
May possess an A.A./A.S. General Engineering, or other related vocational program with 5 or more years of related experience. Additional years of related experience may count as educational equivalency. Typically has specialized technical knowledge or experience related to job duties at a practical level with some theoretical knowledge. Experience with the maintenance and repair of temperature, pressure, and flow measuring devices; skill troubleshooting of instrument and control malfunctions and in selecting the proper corrective action. Possess wire/cable harness fabrication and component level soldering skills. ESD control training is preferred. Must have above average skills with basic computer operation and "office" applications software for generation of reports and operation of the data acquisition computer systems. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions from engineer or supervisor and use own judgment/decisions to allow continuity of work-flow. Must be self-motivated and a Team Player with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to organize time and assignments to properly prioritize efforts for maximum effectiveness. There are specific minimum physical, work environment, and equipment requirements also.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

1. Work indoors and out in high and low temperatures and in all types of weather conditions.
2. Work in dusty, noisy, hot, high humidity, dirty, and greasy environment.
3. Work in areas where there may be materials that are irritating to eyes, nose, throat, and skin requiring the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
4. Work with other personnel in a group that is Team Oriented.
5. Accept and work within established policies and procedures pertaining to safety and company rules and regulations.

Physical Requirements

1. Works from ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, cranes, suspended platforms or cages, etc.
2. Must be able to become certified for confined space entry, fall protection, respirator, etc.
3. Works while bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, or in a prone position for extended time periods.
4. Works in closely confined spaces.
5. Lifts and carries items up to 50 pounds, sometimes up and down stairways, where lifting devices and hoists are not available.
6. Pushes and pulls heavy objects.

Equipment and Machines

1. Office and facility equipment includes computers, calculators, electronic instruments, mechanical instruments, and miscellaneous precision measuring devices.

2. Mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic hand tools

3. A wide variety of measurement, diagnostic and calibration tools and equipment.

4. A variety of safety equipment and clothing.


Test facility operations currently follows a compressed work schedule starting at 6:30 AM each morning. Overtime is frequently necessary to support meetings, test schedules, and test operations. A compressed work schedule is currently required for this position but may be alternate at the sole discretion of the company. 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.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to obtain a NASA badge and maintain access to workplace facility.