Sr Instrumentation & Controls Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to work in the aerospace and defense industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Function as the project’s lead Engineer on assigned projects.
  • Engineer (calculations, schematics, drawings, etc.) and implement DACS in support of test requirements, within the project scope.
  • Conduct project meetings, work with in-house teams and vendors to procure and/or fabricate hardware and software components required for DACS.
  • Implement system safety requirements to mitigate identified hazards with the test system.
  • Develop DACS test and checkout procedures.
  • Implementation of instrumentation test systems, including hands-on test system build-up, integration, checkouts, control tuning, troubleshooting, and operation of DACS.
  • Oversee, support, and train the test team and other department personnel.
  • Conduct data reduction operations, data download, and publication of test data.
  • Support LabVIEW software development for improvements to data acquisition, control, data reporting, and analysis processes.
  • Evaluate customer test specifications with regards to instrumentation requirements. Generate applicable labor and material estimates in development of new accounts/jobs.
  • Develop concepts for DACS, including alternative approaches if needed to meet company's budget, customer schedule, and test requirements.
  • Provide technical, scheduling, cost, and risk management input.
  • Support execution of projects at all stages.
  • Manage the design, procurement, assembly and checkout of the instrumentation and control system within project schedule and financial requirements.
  • Monitor overall performance during all phases of the project and develop and implement corrective action and recovery plans as necessary, including hands on troubleshooting.
  • Identify project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity goals while maintaining safety, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and implement company policies and procedures (Quality, Safety, Operations).
  • Support corporate initiatives such as process improvement, lean enterprise, quality metrics, safety goals, etc.
  • Maintain proficiency on new and evolving DACS technology.
  • Support the Department manager and continuously evaluate processes for improvements. Recommend changes to policies and procedures to improve department and site productivity.
  • Help prioritize assignment of test equipment assets to support test.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship (present or future) and able to pass a drug test and DMV and background check
  • BS Degree area in a technical discipline or a combination of education and management and technical experience.
  • 5-10+ years high level of technical experience in specifying, programming and use of DACS typical to Environmental, Dynamics, and Fluids/Mechanical testing.
  • LabView based Data Acquisition & Control systems
  • Vibration Research, M+P, Spectral Dynamics, Watlow, Piranha , Cyber controllers
  • Application of pressure, temperature, flow, accelerometer, load cell, LVDT, RVDT, strain gauge, etc. sensors
  • Calibration standards and processes for test instruments
  • Experience with Military and Aerospace and other commercial compliance standards typical to Environmental, Dynamics, and Fluids/Mechanical testing.
  • It is imperative that the candidate have a proven technical record in design, integration and test of data acquisition and control systems in a test environment.
  • Must be a self- starter, have the ability to consistently deliver performance with minimum supervision and maintain continuous communications with subordinates, peers and upper management personnel. Able to work in fast pace environment.
  • Ability to negotiate through conflicting demands for resources across departmental lines towards overall organizational success.
  • Ability to evaluate tools and processes to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong ethics, common sense and the ability to work extended work days.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills and Microsoft applications.

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