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Sierra Lobo, Inc. Instrument Calibration Craft Technician in Hampton, Virginia

Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies. We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems. Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

This position is located on the CMOE contract located at NASA’s Langley Research Center.


Work will involve installing, calibrating, adjusting, repairing or replacing faulty components of measurement equipment. Must be able to fabricate and install parts and systems used in wind tunnel test environments and verify sensors to measure pressure, temperature, force, or acceleration. Will work with test engineers, facility electricians, and mechanical technicians to troubleshoot system or sensor failures and anomalies. The successful candidate must be able to read and interpret design documents, schematics, datasheets/manuals, drawings, blueprints and engineering sketches.

  • Associate’s degree in instrumentation, electronic systems, or related field, or have completed military training in electronics or have experience working in a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory.

  • Basic knowledge of Wheatstone bridge theory and basic electronics.

  • Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope, multimeters, soldering, use of crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out connectors, routing and tie wrapping cables.

  • System level troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically solve instrumentation problems and determine corrective action.

  • Knowledge in signal conditioning concepts for various types of sensors, to include the following: Thermocouples, PRTs, RTDs, Cold Junction compensation concepts, TC bonding concepts.

  • Background should include experience with the following devices: DC power supplies, heat shrink tubing, cable harnessing, lacing, and proper strain relief concepts.

  • Working knowledge of transducers, operational amplifiers, and the knowledge of techniques for measuring temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, vibration and force are also beneficial.

  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems.

  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

  • Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing (SCXI and PXI based) is a plus.

While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE).

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Two years of college or technical training in electronics, plus two years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience for a total of 4 years; [for example: military electronics training and experience experience.]

  • A valid driver’s license is required.

ID: 2019-1998

Level: Mid-Level (Non-Manager)

Visa: Citizen only

External Company Name: Sierra Lobo, Inc.

External Company URL: www.sierralobo.com