Mechanical Technician in Dayton, OH at DCS

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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    Dayton, OH
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Job Description

Infoscitex (IST), a DCS company, has an outstanding opportunity for a Mechanical Technician to assist in the development, assembly, and documentation of an R&D test laboratory. The individual will perform duties commensurate with standard Mechanical Technician activities such as piping and valving and will assist others in the safe operation and maintenance of an altitude simulation environment related to avionic oxygen systems research, testing, and development.

Essential Job Functions:

Installation and continuing maintenance of valves, pumps, piping, unistrut, gauges, instrumentation transducers, and compression fittings in a gaseous and fluids R&D test environment.

Perform recurring and nonrecurring maintenance to pumps, gauges, and related test equipment.

Perform basic electronic wiring activities with supervision.

Assist higher level technical personnel as needed and turn to higher level personnel for direction as needed.

Assists in the operation of an R&D test facility using evolving checklists, operating instructions, and emergency operating procedures.


Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

At least an Associate degree in industrial maintenance, robotics, hydraulic systems, pneumatics, or a related discipline with at least 2 years related experience.  (We have multiple levels associated with this opportunity. Candidates with advanced degrees or varying experience may be considered for alternative classification.)

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: eligible to attain a Secret level U.S. DoD security clearance.

Working understanding of valves and pressure fittings assembly and selection thereof for gas and fluid systems.

Understanding of the basic operation of pneumatic and hydraulic system operations and related piping and valves.

Understanding of the fundamental safety aspects of industrial devices under pressure or vacuum; as well as basic electrical safety.

Understanding of the importance of high oxygen concentration safety practices.

Basic understanding of the safe use and function of small hand tools and power tools.

Ability to follow schematic diagrams of mechanical systems.

Ability to perform installation of pipes, valves, Unistrut, Swagelok fittings, mechanical and electronic gauges, and associated support apparatus in a professional and orderly manner.

Ability to perform basic wiring activities under supervision.

Basic understanding and use of Microsoft Office products for record keeping and information archiving.

Familiarity and basic proficiency with Windows operating system and MS Office applications.

Desired Attributes:

Research and Development (R&D) background.

Experience with Microsoft Visio.

Good organizational and problem solving skills.

Ability to work well in a team environment.

Ability to work in a hands-on environment.

Experienced soldering wires and connectors.