Jacobs Electrician in Moffett Field, California



Jacobs Technology at the NASA Ames Research Center is seeking a journeyman electrician for NASA's most used transonic and supersonic wind tunnel. This is a union position. Admittance into the union is required. Candidate will need to be able to work on any shift. Perform installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of low and medium voltage equipment up to 13.8 kV at the Unitary Planned Wind Tunnel facility. Will work on equipment rated at 120-480 V, 4160V, 7.2 kV, and 13.8 kV including substation, switchgear, and panelboards. Perform diagnostic testing, such as thermography and vibration, on facility equipment. Must perform work in a safe manner. Will require use of PPE. Attend necessary training on and off-site. Some travel is required. Become a qualified operator on various facility related systems. Once trained, may provide training on facility systems and equipment. Document daily activities and conditions of equipment. Will assist engineers and industrial mechanics with routine activities. Assist in ordering and stocking electrical supplies.


Journeyman Level with related education or equivalent work experience in low and medium voltage up to 13.8 kV. Possess a thorough practical knowledge of electrical and/or control systems. Familiarity with electrical codes and knowledge of proper use of the NEC. Excellent understanding of electrical safety to include proper selection and use of PPE. Possess strong electrical, analytical, mechanical, and solution driven skills. Ability to read interpret electrical blueprints, sketches, and procedures. Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment to include diagnostic testing repairs. Must be able to use basic tools and machinery. Must be able to effectively communicate and follow instructions from engineers, supervisor, and team members. Ability to relate with and work with several people irrespective of their background. Must be self-motivated and a "Team Player." Must be able to work alternate shifts for extended periods and overtime as needed. Must have a valid California driver license. Substation Maintenance Technician certification is desired.

Physical Requirements of position: Able to lift up to 35 pounds. Capable of working in confined spaces.

Description of Work Environment: Industrial environment that has loud noises, rotating equipment, high voltage up to 13.8 kV.

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks: Basic hand tools, forklifts, aerial lifts, motors and generators rated up to 7.2 kV, transformers rated up to 13.8 kV. Operating high pressure air systems up to 3,000 psi.

Attendance: Standard work-week of 40 hours. Occasional overtime during regular days and some weekends may be required. 2nd and 3rd shift work required at times.

Other Essential Functions: Must be able to distinguish colors commonly used in electrical wiring. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.

Must be able to obtain a NASA badge and obtain a security clearance if required by the supervisor.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Moffett Field

Req ID: PFO00017E