Data and Controls Technician in McGregor, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Take your career to a higher level with a leader in Aerospace!  Our client is seeking a Data and Controls Technician for their location in McGregor TX.  First or second shift available.


• Perform complex technical assignments involving instrumentation and data acquisition/processing systems 

• Maintain, calibrate, configure, monitor, test, troubleshoot, install, and repair instrumentation, process controls, data acquisition systems, and electrical systems 

• Investigate, diagnose, correct, and document instrumentation or system malfunctions 

• Analyze results of calibrations and processed data and assist in the interpretation of test data 

• Fabricate and install parts and systems to be tested in test equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and test instruments 

• Adjust, repair, or replace faulty components of test setups and equipment 

• Complete necessary instrumentation of test stands, wiring and data acquisition systems 

• Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electrical and electronic unites, assemblies, components, parts, equipment, and systems 

• Configure the data acquisition hardware 

• Connect and verify pressure transducers, thermocouples, and other sensors 

• Install connectors, connector pins, terminals and lugs 

• Perform continuity checks, locate and correct wiring errors using measuring instruments such as ohmmeters and sequential continuity checkers 

• Adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance 

• Read and interpret planning documents, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints and engineering sketches 

• Perform lay out and wiring of electrical panels 

• Collaborate with design engineers to troubleshoot failures and issues derived from test data 

• Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment 

Basic Qualifications: 

• Associate’s Degree in Instrumentation, Control Technology, Electrical Systems, or other related field (minimum of 5 years of experience working with Controls or Electrical Systems will be considered in lieu of degree) 

• A minimum of 3 years of experience working with any of the following instrumentation: Resistance Temperature Devices (RTDs), silicon diode temperature devices, strain gauges, load cells, displacement transducers, pressure transducers, thermocouple, and flow meters (turbine, coriolis, and ultrasonic) 

• Valid Driver’s License, and a clean driving record 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

• Basic knowledge of Wheatstone bridge theory, ability to apply Ohm’s Law, and an understanding of DC electronics 

• Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes 

• System level trouble-shooting skills and the ability to logically solve instrumentation system problems and determine corrective action 

• Knowledge in signal conditioning concepts for various types of sensors, to include the following: Thermocouple Types K, S, and E; TC bonding concepts: resistance weld on and adhesive bond on types; TC probes through thermowell sheaths; Cold junction compensation concepts 

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

• Working knowledge of transducers, operational amplifiers, and the knowledge of measurement techniques for temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, vibration and the application strain gages are also highly desired. Identify required data, data acquisition plans and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications 

• Working knowledge multiple bus architectures (PCI/PCIe, PXI/PXIe, GPIB, Serial, USB, etc.) and data communication technologies 

• Demonstrated capabilities in the development of comprehensive project plans that include all tasks; stage/gate milestones, and reviews necessary to successfully develop and implement solutions 

• Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems 

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

• Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing (SCXI and PXI based) 

Additional Requirements: 

• Candidates that have passed the US Navy Nuclear Power Course, and have experience working on the nuclear reactors of USN submarines or aircraft carriers are strongly preferred. 

• General physical fitness is required for some work areas, flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required, also the ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position ?50lbs 

• Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand. 

• Ability to work at elevated heights 

• Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain 

• Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise 

• Typically 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required 

• Overtime is frequently required for particular tasks or test series 

ITAR Requirements: 

• To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR at