Computer Operator (Supporting NASA)

  • Edwards AFB, CA
  • Posted 36 days ago | Updated 9 hours ago

Overview

On Site
USD 28.91 - 28.91 per hour
Full Time

Skills

Technical Support
Data processing
System administration
Preventive maintenance
Acceptance testing
Information Technology
Problem solving
Operating systems
Microsoft Office
AS9100
Command-line interface
Network cabling
Heavy equipment
Health care
Life insurance
Research
Radar
Acquisition
Data
Distribution
Operations
Adobe AIR
Project management
Database
Documentation
Auditing
Testing
Training
Electronics
Forms
Microsoft Windows
Linux
Microsoft Visio
ISO 9000
Regulatory Compliance
Switches
Routers
Oscilloscope
Soldering
Communication
PASS
Law

Job Details

ASRC Federal is seeking a Computer Operator to join our NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center team. This position provides technical support to the Mission Support Services team in support of flight research missions through the Dryden Aeronautical Tracking Range (DATR). This includes supporting, maintaining, and development of the mission control centers, telemetry and radar acquisition systems, data distribution and recording systems, mobile operations facilities, and other mission support systems.

This role is located at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, near Palmdale/Lancaster, CA. As a part of this team, you will be required to work a 9/80 schedule with typical hours of 7:00am-4:30pm with occasional overtime, and possible travel, to support mission flight operations.

Responsibilities:
  • Build mission data displays using IADS telemetry client software.
  • Perform post flight data processing to prepare mission data for scientific analysis.
  • Support telemetry and data processing system operations.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on supported systems.
  • Maintain procedures, records, logs, mission/system databases, and adhere to configuration control processes, to include documentation on all projects and systems supported with audit trails of changes made to the application or system software.
  • Assist in the development and checkout of application software and acceptance testing of new system releases.
  • Test, validate, and verify application software against specific project configuration requirements.
  • Configure display software systems to mission requirements.
  • Perform beta testing on new software or versions of old software.
  • Schedule, test, validate, and verify new mission builds, as well as mission control center software releases.
  • Interface with customers and other operations personnel in a professional manner.
  • Cross-train in other functional areas to provide surge support.

Requirements:
  • Associates Degree (or technical school training) in electronics, information technology, or related field, or 3 years related work experience.
  • Problem-solving skills to diagnose issues and devise solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in both written and verbal forms, including comfort speaking over voice networks.
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Good understanding of IT systems, and applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and Visio.
  • Work in a team environment, under deadlines, and in ISO/AS9100 compliance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Air Force Flight Line Driver's License.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience troubleshooting networks, switches, and routers.
  • Familiarity with Linux command line tools for compiling source code.
  • Ability to safely utilize multimeters, oscilloscopes, and soldering stations.
  • Ability to fabricate and test coaxial and ethernet cables.

Physical Requirements:
  • Range environment with work at remote locations, prolonged sitting while using the computer and the telephone, constant use of sight abilities, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness. Ability to work extended and flexible hours including some nights and weekends. Ability to pass a heavy equipment physical exam required to operate motorized equipment such as forklifts, bucket lifts and platform personnel lifts. Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Ability to climb stairs and ladders. Work location is in a desert environment, and employees are in contact with various desert wildlife. Occasional travel is required.


We invest in the lives of our employees, both in and out of the workplace, by providing competitive pay and benefits packages. This position is offering a pay range of $28.91 - $28.91 hourly, depending on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. Benefits offered may include health care, dental, vision, life insurance; 401(k); education assistance; paid time off including PTO, holidays, and any other paid leave required by law.

Responsibilities

  • Associates Degree (or technical school training) in information technology, or related field, or 3 years related work experience.
  • Problem-solving skills to diagnose issues and devise solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in both written and verbal forms, including comfort speaking over voice networks.
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Good understanding of IT systems, and applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and Visio.
  • Work in a team environment, under deadlines, and in ISO/AS9100 compliance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Air Force Flight Line Driver's License.