Peraton Corporation

  • Controls Engineer I

    Job Locations US-CA-Monrovia
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking an Entry Level Controls Engineer to join our team in Monrovia, CA to support our Deep Space Network (DSN) Operations and Maintenance O&M contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA. The selected individual will be responsible for sustaining and supporting the development of the control system for electrical power, HVAC, and other assemblies in the Facilities and Antenna Subsystems serving NASA’s Deep Space Communications Complexes composed of three remote sites located in Australia, Spain, and California.


    • Assist in the planning, designing, analysis, cost estimating, and overall technical direction of control systems in support for the Deep Space Network (DSN).
    • Serve as a project implementation engineer for new work, repair and/or replacement projects under the direction of the Sr. Controls Engineer(s).
    • Understand and learn about multiple types of controls systems choosing the most suitable solution for the discipline and for the resolution of the technical problem.
    • Collect project requirements, generate solutions, perform design evaluation and trade-off studies (cost-benefit analysis), specify hardware, prepare construction documents and drawings, interface with vendors/manufacturers, work the budget and financial responsibilities for the project(s), and perform implementation and testing/commissioning of the final product.
    • Support and add technical knowledge in the implementation of projects involving the centralization and controls automation of electrical distribution, generation, and programming of the monitor/control systems; HVAC automation and monitoring systems; Fire detection and protection systems; domestic and industrial water generation and distribution systems; and other systems.
    • Perform analysis on existing systems and recommend/implement corrections (this may include analysis of equipment performance, finding equipment replacement options, and identification of spare parts). 
    • Learn and familiarize the forms and functions of the Deep Space Network power distribution and control systems, (as well as work closely with HVAC and Fire Protection Engineers, and operations personnel at the various Deep Space Network Complexes).
    • Understand and utilize Mechanical Engineering Principles.
    • Work hand in hand with other facilities and overseas personal at our three remote sites located in Australia, Spain, and California, as tasks/ project(s) require with engineering disciplines.



    • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.
    • 1- 2+ years of understanding and experience with the engineering design process / system development lifecycle ( demonstrated by engineering projects)
    • 1+ years of experience with at least 1 general-purpose programming language (examples include: Assembly, C, C++, Python, etc.)
    • 1+ years of experience and knowledge with serial and parallel communication protocols.
    • 1+ years of a basic understanding of computer networking and project/task management skills.
    • 0-2+ years of experience with using linear electrical/electronic components, Electro-mechanical components, and non-linear electrical/electronic components
    • 0-2+ years of experience with using analog and discrete inputs/outputs (I/O)
    • 0-2+ years of experience and/or understanding of computer aided drafting (CAD)


    • Knowledge and basic understanding of various sensor equipment (pressure, flow, voltage, current).
    • Familiarity and understanding of AC power, especially medium voltage, UPS’s, protection devices.
    • Simple understanding of HVAC components (fans, compressors, chillers, dampers, actuators).
    • Familiarity Ladder logic/PLC programming
    • Able to work independently, as well as within a team environment.
    • Excellent communication skills and writing skills
    • Bilingual (Proficient in English and Spanish language). 




    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC).  In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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