Test Facility Controls Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Lexington Park
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Defense Mission & Health Solutions


We are seeking a Test Facility Controls Engineer to provide aviation power systems support for our NAVAIR customer in Lexington Park/Patuxent River, MD. In this position you will have the opportunity to be part of the Navy’s world class Electrical Power Team, developing critical capabilities to support the fleet.


The person that fills this role will be responsible for the following:

This position will support the Propulsion Systems Evaluation Facility (PSEF) Operations and Maintenance programs.  The PSEF has test capabilities for Fuels and Lubricants, Turbine Engine Rotor Spin, Helicopter Drive and Turbine Engine test projects.  This position will provide support to the Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Branch with a focus on instrumentation and data acquisition systems and test article and facility control systems.

Tasking includes:

  • Independently, and/or with the assistance of technicians and engineers, plans, and coordinates projects for the development and procurement of control systems, instrumentation and data acquisition systems and test control room computer requirements.
  • Responsible for developing designs, plans, specifications and operating procedures for the repair, improvement and modernization of control equipment and acquisition systems used to control engines and test-related equipment/systems of a propulsion test facility.


The candidate that we hire will meet or exceed the following:

  • BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5 with preference for Electrical Engineering background.
  • Knowledge of and experience designing and implementing process control systems
  • Experience collecting data (pressures, temperatures, vibrations, voltages etc.) and providing the data to customers for analysis
  • Experience in the acquisition of new data systems and the implementation of the system
  • Has prepared specifications for new equipment/systems, has evaluated vendor proposals and provided technical evaluations.
  • Has prepared system installation drawings for implementation by technicians
  • Has conducted troubleshooting of instrumentation and/or control systems, determined corrective actions and implemented corrections.
  • Experience with National Instruments Systems is preferred
  • Experience using Programmable Logic Controllers to control processes or machines
  • This position doesn’t support electrical power systems such as 120 VAC.


It would be even better if you have…

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including presentation skills capable of defending a technical position and/or recommendation.
  • Self-directed team player with proven ability to deliver tasks timely and efficiently, and a demonstrated ability to interact professionally with all levels of management
  • High level problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in the aerospace, and/or defense industries


Security Clearance:

This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a U.S. Citizen and show proof of citizenship.



Benefits: Our comprehensive Benefits and Beyond package is designed to support every aspect of your health, wealth, self and beyond.

  • Health- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, HSAs and FSAs, and supplemental health options to keep you and your family healthy all year long.
  • Well-being- We strive to support your overall well-being – including emotional, financial, social/community, and physical wellness programs.
  • PTO & holidays- Our PTO programs helps you take the time in the ways that matter most. With 20 days a year of accrued PTO, 6 paid federal holidays, 4 floating holidays, and a flexible approach, Peraton Labs avidly supports a healthy work/life balance.
  • Retirement- All regular employees are eligible to participate in Peraton’s 401(k) retirement savings plan through Fidelity. Peraton will match 100% of the first 4% you contribute, and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. All contributions are 100% vested after two years of service.
  • Career Development- We are invested in your future, and pride ourselves on providing best-in-class training to our team through Skillsoft e-Learning Suite for formal and informal learning, professional and technical certification preparation, and education assistance for career path-related courses at accredited institutions.
  • TA and Student Loan Refinancing- Peraton provides tuition and training assistance for its employees, in addition to access to a student loan refinancing service and 529 plan through tuition.io to support your continued education aspirations.

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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