Perform tasks associated with the instrumentation of the mechanical and electrical components which include system, installation and maintenance of all instrumentation including maintaining current calibration utilized during the testing process, the collection and recording of test data during the development process. This work may occur in an indoor lab or on outdoor Test Range.
-Assist the engineering department with the selection of transducers and data acquisition equipment for instrumenting weapon systems.
-Maintain all required Departmental forms, records and logbooks.
-Be knowledgeable of and follow the Range Safety Procedures, Test Plans, Test Requests and required Military Test Procedures.
-Test and evaluate weapon systems or components following a Test Plan and/or Test Request and ensure that it is properly conducted. Testing will include the setup and calibration of transducers, amplifiers, DAQ system, video cameras, velocity acquisition equipment, and the proper use of oscilloscopes, meters, oscillators, counters and power supplies.
-Document the results of testing a weapon system through the use of recordings, pictures and video, in addition to a written log.
The Electronic Test Technician is responsible for all aspects of data collection in the Test Department. This includes designing, costing, implementing instrumentation installation plans to support test programs, organizing and maintaining all instrumentation, maintain an equipment calibration program, collect and analyze all data, provide data reports for each test, provide necessary improvement inputs to the Test Director for the betterment of the electronics section of the department (both equipment and software), provide cost support input for proposals and future programs and provide support where necessary.
Have the necessary knowledge, experience and skill to install, maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation sensors (i.e., pressure, strain gauges, load cells, torque, displacement, velocity thermocouples, etc). Have the knowledge and experience with computers to be able to learn and become efficient with the computer
-based data acquisition system and generate the necessary data forms.
The Test Department usually has several things running at the same time and the Electronic Test Technician is expected to balance the situation while collecting the necessary data and completing the project on time.
Some work may be performed outdoors at any time during the year.