The Mechanical/Electrical Technician will be a key part of the Leidos team supporting human factors research at the Driving Simulator. Responsibility for the Mechanical/Electrical Technician will include providing technical support for the maintenance of all electrical and mechanical components of the simulator. It may also include communications and presentations to the Government concerning technical progress and results.
The responsibilities of a successful candidate may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Perform all responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager and Senior Programmer (SP).
• Maintenance and safety oversight of all electrical and mechanical components of the simulator, which may include equipment purchases.
• Perform any required repairs.
• Care for and align projectors on an as needed basis.
• Assist Principal Investigators (PIs) and Research Assistants with data collection.
• Report any equipment failures and/or malfunctions to the SP(s) and the Government Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
• Attend team meetings on an as needed basis.
• Travel to technical conferences for outreach activities.
• Be prompt, schedule-conscious, and able to focus on the work at hand.
• Self-motivation, initiative, and ownership, making sure outstanding issues are completely addressed for the team’s success.
• Associate’s degree or two years of technical school.
• 4+ years full-time professional experience developing, evaluating, testing, installing, and maintaining complex electronic instrumentation systems using a wide range of sophisticated test equipment.
• Communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing.