Peraton Corporation

  • Mechanical Field Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Fort Irwin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/22/2018 10:50 AM)
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  • Overview

    We are seeking Mechanical Field Engineer in Fort Irwin, 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 is responsible for the overall testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex’s (GDSCC) Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC) and its mechanical and electronic interfaces. Supervises the implementation of Engineering Changes to the GDSCC subsystem equipment. Systems supported include evaporative coolers, chilled water systems, DX units, propane and electric heating, and small scale propane boilers.



    • Must follow applicable regulatory agency and site-specific guidelines and to properly document all job-related activities; will provide technical guidance and training to and provide direct supervision of the activities of hourly personnel and perform all duties consistent with this classification as assigned.
    • Exhibits full use of standard theories, principles, concepts and techniques associated with maintenance of responsible systems.
    • Knowledge of advanced aspects of technical specialties in assigned area (s) of responsibilities.
    • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to work as a team member and demonstrate the ability and desire to be trained.
    • Will perform and document corrective action and analysis of problems using the DRMS and CMMS databases
    • Assist operations department, as required
    • Direct implementation of Engineering Changes.
    • Provide input for Engineering change orders for equipment and provide corrections and feedback to the applicable Operation Engineer
    • Troubleshoot equipment utilizing mechanical drawings and electronic schematics.
    • Collect and provide analysis of technical data of the subsystem.
    • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements
    • The selected will work independently as well as in a team environment.
    • Develop a working relationship with all internal and external customers.
    • The selected individual will need to be able to counsel, coach, develop, and motivate staff of professionals.
    • Must have team building and facilitation skills, as presentations will be required.
    • Perform other duties, as required.




    • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related and 2+ years of related experience in the HVAC field (or a High School diploma and 8+ years of directly related experience with general industrial HVAC knowledge and equipment).
    • 2+ years of demonstrating familiarity with trouble shooting and effectively maintaining air/water cooled chillers up to 100-tons, heat pumps, DX units, fan coils, air handlers, packaged units, split systems, cooling towers, evaporative coolers, thermal heat exchangers (radiators), water circulation pumps, electric duct heaters (120/208/480v), boilers, water heaters, humidifiers.
    • 2+ years of experience using test equipment as it relates to air and water in the HVAC environment.
    • 2+ years of experience working with standard operating procedures of Testing, Adjusting and Balancing air and water to maintain consistent parameters.
    • 2+ years of experience recognizing potential hazards and following all safety equipment procedures.
    • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.


    • Be familiar, able to troubleshoot and comfortable working with Automated Logic Controllers (ALC), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, DDC, analog and digital control (temperature sensors, pressure transducers, actuators, etc.) Tight-tolerance temperature systems.
    • Be familiar with the following concepts and regulations of, basic refrigerant cycle, (preferably have EPA Universal Refrigerant License); 40 CFR reporting and management of refrigerant losses, leaks and inventory; OSHA building occupancy codes (ventilation, air quality, temperature requirements, etc.); water quality, purification and treatment awareness; closed and open HVAC loops; reverse osmosis process and ion exchange systems.
    • Applicant must possess good communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Possess strong leadership skills.

    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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