Electrical Technician

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Posting title
Electrical Technician

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits

Job Description:
You will be a member of the Integration and Test (I&T) team for NASA’s REASON (Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near- Surface) instrument and report to the I&T manager. Will serve as the REASON I&T Electronics Technician, with an emphasis on preparing for and executing radar instrument I&T activities in a laboratory environment.

Responsibilities include:
-Fabrication and assembly of Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) circuitry, test cables and test fixtures – including thermal-vacuum compatible components.
-Setup, test, monitoring, repair and modification of radar EGSE in the lab.
-Creating and maintaining engineering drawings for schematics, cable wiring/fabrication, and electronics enclosures.
-Working with existing drawings and documentation to perform technical support tasks.
-Parts purchase orders and kitting.
-Interacting with engineers and technicians from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for EGSE training and problem-solving. (Will involve occasional travel to GSFC.)
-Test & measurement data collection and analysis.
-Assisting with lab facilities setup and logistics.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Driving (a government issued vehicle) is required for this position.  Must have a valid California driver’s license, a clean driving record and successfully pass a DMV check.
•Familiarity with Analog/Digital/Power/RF circuits.
•Proficiency with software tools for developing cable harness wire drawings.
•Electronics assembly and test cable/connector fabrication skills.
•Knowledge of wire treatment, shielding, and cable shield termination techniques for multi-pin cable harnesses.
•Proficiency with schematic capture and PWB layout CAD tools (e.g., Altium); proficiency with drafting/drawing tools (e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks).
•Electronics test, measurement and troubleshooting skills.
•Flight hardware certifications (cleanroom training, ESD training, mate/de-mate training).
•Proficiency with common test and measurement equipment (multi-meters, oscilloscopes).

Desired Skills:
•Hands-on experience with flight hardware fabrication and assembly.
•Experience with low-frequency RF (3-300 MHz) electronics; experience in mitigating electromagnetic interference (EMI), grounding and isolation issues in this frequency range.
•Experience with digital/FPGA component fab and assembly.
•Software and scripting skills.
•Ability to mentor other team members, and to propose innovative and creative work approaches when the opportunities arise.
•Ability and interest to expand into other aspects of radar I&T, including development of test procedure sequences and serving as a flight radar Test Engineer.

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