Electronic Technician

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Posting title
Electronic Technician

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
4 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
Be a member of the Applied Electromagnetics Group (333K) and will report to the Group Supervisor Jose Velazco. Will assemble, test and document various RF and microwave circuits associated with Deep Space Network (DSN) transmitter and receiver systems Will design, fabricate and test DSN low noise amplifiers, cryogenic systems, horn antennas, microwave hardware systems and associated components. The job will involve hands on work in mechanical, electrical and computer control of large complicated systems.

Will analyze and provide reports for new receiver hardware implementations including evaluation of RF components and subsystems. Will perform assembly and testing of high sensitivity low-noise amplifier systems for various applications including the DSN and R&D.
As an Electronic Development Technician, you will be working for Applied Electromagnetics Group, which provides engineering services that include the following: fabrication of electronics (boards and cables/harnesses), microelectronic hardware; electronic packaging, manufacturing engineering and electronic hardware thermal/structural analysis; advanced electronic packaging engineering, technical facilities management and cleanroom services; cryogenics systems assembly and troubleshooting.

•Perform printed wiring board electronic assembly, hybrid, hand soldering, connector pin crimping, cabling, chassis wiring, microelectronic assembly, mechanical assembly, and chassis wiring for various transmitter and receiver systems. 
•Draft mechanical drawings using CAD software. 
•Support the design engineer in assessing and recommending design modifications. 
•Analyze test data and present results. 
•Assemble and test cryogenic systems including dewars, cold heads, compressors and vacuum pumps. 
•Perform minor machining jobs in the Group’s machine shop.

Required Skills:
•Typically requires a High School diploma with a minimum of 8 years of related experience or an Associate’s degree with a minimum of 4 year of related experience or related required training. 
•Advanced knowledge of electronic and mechanical fabrication techniques to fabricate and assemble complex mechanical, electronic, electromechanical, hybrid, cable harness assembly and microelectronics systems, devices, fixtures, parts or equipment. 
•Experience with mechanical design and fabrication 
•Possesses creativity and is capable to innovate. 
•Advanced understanding of work techniques, applicable policies, procedures and practices in planning, setup, repair and/or modification of mechanical, electronic or electro-mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, prototype models or specialized test equipment. 
•Experience in working from schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, layouts or plans often requiring interpretation. 
•Possesses computer aided drafting skills 
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment. 
•Participated on teams within and outside of own organization. 
•Extensive experience in working in cleanroom environments and ESD workstations.

Desired Skills:
•Demonstrated skill in some computer language. 
•Experience assembling and testing cryogenic systems 
•Experience with computer aided design/analysis and automation tools such as Matlab and Labview. 

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