• Research Laboratory Mechanic

    Location US-OH-Sandusky
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/1/2018 2:30 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Type of Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Skilled Trade/Journey Level
    Visa Requirements
    Citizen only
  • Overview

    The Test Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering (TFOME) contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio is searching for a Research Laboratory Mechanic with welding experience.

    This individual will also perform mechanical-related technical tasks on test facility and/or research hardware and mechanical systems, and assist in the preparation and operation of intricate research test packages.


    Job duties include, but not limited to:

    1. Welding horizontally, overhead, and vertically using oxy-acetylene, AC-DC electric arc, M.I.G., and T.I.G. using a variety of material including stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, copper, brass, etc.
    2. Operating facility cranes, forklifts, rigging equipment, large mechanical tools such as a drill press, power hacksaw, band saw, shears, pipe threaders, brakes, rollers, lathes, and grinders, as well as, small power tools.
    3. Laying out and building complex tubing systems using flaring machines and tubing benders.
    4. Fabricating, installing, operating, and maintaining mechanical systems that may include cryogenics, liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, or liquid helium.
    5. Operating hydraulic systems and high-pressure gas systems including gas tubers, pressure reduction stations, pressure pumps, and seals, etc.
    6. Disassembling repairs, reassembling and verifying various types of valves, valve operators, and pressure regulators.
    7. Inspecting and performing general maintenance on mechanical equipment and facility operating systems.


    The following qualifications are required for this position:

    1. Welding Certifications.
    2. An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology or a Journeyman certificate, or equivalent skill and experience.
    3. Two (2) years’ experience in welding and a mechanical trade such as maintenance mechanic, machine repair, etc.
    4. A working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of research test facilities, having a basic understanding of environmental test chambers, mass spectrometer leak detectors, and vacuum systems is a plus.


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