• Electronic Engineering Tech

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #942820780

  • Electronic Engineering Tech

    Date Posted: 7/10/2019

    Job Function: Engineering

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-1907-8680


    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The primary focus of this position will be to provide technical support to the Communication Test and Energization (TETD) group within the Commissioning and Testing Services (TET) organization. This Electronic Engineering Technician position will support all aspects of the field installation testing, analysis, and final test reports in support of Project Management and Telecommunications Design for radio and fiber optic field installations projects, including schedule support, quality acceptance, conformance with project schedules, and coordination of work with engineers, other technicians and craftsman, lineman and contractors.This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.


    • Review engineering designs to verify conformance to existing policies and standards for installation of communications and fiber optic systems.

    • Prepare and draft accurate "as-built" drawings for communications and fiber optic systems.

    • Prepare and draft fiber optic system test summary reports for maintenance personnel.

    • Act as communication projects coordinator through all aspects of the construction activities from planning, project management, to construction management, internal electrical crews or contract electrical crews scheduling, as well as through energization.

    • Assemble project materials, review for completeness and disburse completed materials packages to appropriate lead T&E engineers.

    • Prepare and draft various progress and status reports, test equipment requests and work-vehicle requirements.

    • Perform changes of circuitry or components with guidance from the senior engineer or technician in order that systems may be made operative.

    • Assist with acceptance and performance testing of communications, telemetry, and other electronic systems throughout the service area as follows:

    • FM radios with frequencies up to 1,000 megahertz including fixed, mobile and portable systems used for voice, digital control and telemetry;

    • Microwave systems with frequencies above 1,000 megahertz including terminals and repeaters with high- and low-density multiplex;

    • High and ultrahigh-speed tone equipment from transfer trip relay systems;

    • Sequential Event Recorders and Annunciator systems at substations and control centers.

    • Coordinate with TF District personnel and Project Engineers to test fiber optic cable installations.

    • Assist with acceptance and performance testing of Long-Haul Fiber Optic cable testing including patch panels, fiber reels, fiber spans, and fiber optic cable vaults.

    • Perform Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing and power meter testing of individual fibers in cables.

    • Perform Characterization Testing of individual fibers and fiber optic cables.

    • Perform acceptance and performance testing of digital computer control systems for power circuit breaker control, switchyard alarm supervision and telemetry throughout the service area, including:

    • Perform testing and commissioning under the supervision of the lead engineer:

    • Auxiliary and standby power supply systems including batteries, chargers, generators with their associated controls and enclosures;

    • Digital and analog telemetry systems for automatic generation controls;

    • Miscellaneous systems including fault locators, telephones, public address, and intercoms.

    • Work with Testing Engineers in TECE and PSC, assisting in the evaluation of control and telecommunication equipment. Operational equipment types include SCADA, Transfer Trip, Modems, Telemetering, Telephone PBX, TDM, SONET Optical Carrier, VHF Radio, UHF Radio, and Microwave Radio.

    • Assist Testing Engineers with problem resolution by making cables, running cable, moving equipment, running tests, taking readings with test equipment and documenting results.

    • Test equipment and modules in inventory for Quality Assurance.

    • Provide test equipment management by assisting in performing inventory and facilitating repair or calibration.

    • Interact with test equipment manufacturers for the purpose of test equipment evaluation, resolving performance issues, or developing routine automated testing.

    • Interact with equipment manufacturers Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) to resolve technical problems on equipment. Also, interact with manufacturers to obtain equipment performance specifications and other technical documentation or information.

    • Help SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) set up equipment for special tests and to perform evaluations.

    • Perform wiring and interconnecting of equipment, including fiber optics, in a laboratory environment to simulate operational equipment for equipment evaluation and testing.

    • Draft basic CAD drawings using Microsoft Visio, and/or Bentley MicroStation.

    • Document procedures and develop reports, using Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Professional, using technical documentation.


    • A degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology (or closely related field) is preferred.

    • With an applicable Bachelor's degree, 3 years of experience is required.

    • With an applicable Associates degree or certification, 5 years of experience is required.

    • Without an applicable degree, 9 years of experience is required.

    • Experience must include directly-related practical work experience in a technical/engineering environment.

    • 2 years' experience performing OTDR and Characterization of fiber optic cables using the JDSU T-BERD mainframe platform.

    • Knowledge of engineering concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    • Position requires frequent walking, bending and stooping.

    • Position requires overhead work

    • Work sponsorship not available at this ~~~ third party candidates considered for this position.

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