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Sierra Lobo, Inc. Mechanical 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.


  • The successful candidate will join a team to safely, effectively, and efficiently operate and maintain mechanical systems in NASA LaRC wind tunnels, liquid nitrogen plant, and/or other facilities.

  • Must follow safety policies and procedures and perform all work according to policies and procedures while maintaining a high standard of quality and workmanship in performance of all duties.

  • Working knowledge of safety practices common to industry including FOD control and LOTO is beneficial.

  • Experience with operation and maintenance of rotating machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic system, pumps, valves, cooling water systems, and production, transfer, and storage of cryogenic liquids is desirable.

  • Will perform preventive maintenance on, inspection of, and operate equipment per documented procedures.

  • Must be able to read relevant technical drawings and specifications.

  • Assembles wind tunnel models for testing; installs, routes, and calibrates instrumentation.

  • Operates other equipment including, but not limited to: industrial forklifts, man-lifts, and cranes.

  • Must be able to climb ladders and steps, enter and work in confined spaces, lift a minimum of 35 lbs., and willing to work all shifts and overtime.

  • Must have good communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work with a team, and have good problem-solving skills.

  • Relevant military training, technical school, or aviation maintenance 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 (2) years of college with courses in engineering, mathematics or related engineering courses, plus two (2) years relevant mechanical experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education and training that can be documented by a certificate or diploma from a reputable organization, school, or trade school program and experience for a total of four (4) years.

  • Knowledge of OSHA Lockout/Tagout program is preferred.

ID: 2019-2000

Level: Entry

Visa: Citizen only

External Company Name: Sierra Lobo, Inc.

External Company URL: www.sierralobo.com