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Electrical Cable and Harness Technician

Job ID: 1926469
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 13, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Assembly Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a cable and harness technician on the OMES II contract in support of the Restore-L program in the Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

 

The Restore-L mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Satellite Servicing Project Division (SSPD) managed mission. Restore-L is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the Restore-L Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

 


JOB DESCRIPTION:

 The technician will provide cable and harness assembly support for the Restore-L flight harness and other Restore-L payload subsystems.
 

Job duties include:

  • Perform repairs, fabrication, modification and installation of electrical wiring harnesses, cables, wires, wiring assemblies and associated parts for electrical ground support equipment and flight hardware
  • Read and interpret work instructions, schematics, wirelists and drawings.
  • Perform connector pin crimping, soldering, cabling and chassis wiring
  • Ensure quality of the hardware is maintained and NASA quality and safety standards and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure work is done with completeness, accuracy, adherence to operation sheets, ISO procedures, schedules and assigned tasks.
  • Compile, record, and analyze test data and results to determine conformance to supplied documentation
  • Communicate recommendations, issues, and risks to engineers and management
  • Support the engineers in assessing and recommending design modifications.
  • Maintain relevant certifications and knowledge of industry standard practices, procedures, and parts
  • May participate in planning for procurement and kitting

Qualifications

 REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • HS diploma and 11+ years of relevant experience or AA degree in relevant field and 9+ years of experience required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain IPC J-STD-001 certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain NASA 8739.4 or IPC 620 with Space Addendum certification
  • Must be able to pass Government background investigation.
  • Cable harness fabrication and assembly experience, preferably at NASA or for a spaceflight application
  • Ability to perform soldering and crimping
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment to perform required functions
  • Ability to accomplish complex wiring tasks
  • Experience with various hand tools and test equipment to include: multi-meters, vector network analyzers, copper certification testers, retention testers, and basic hand tools.
  • Ability to read, interpret, understand, apply, and enforce engineering, technical, and maintenance specifications, policies, standards and procedures to ensure the quality and safety of assemblies
  • Ability to communicate with the project engineer/designer on any issues pertaining to the task
  • Ability to work within specific compliance standards and with accepted practices and work assignments
  • Ability to obtain and maintain all relevant trainings and certifications

Desired Qualifications

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • IPC J-STD-001 and/or NASA 8739 certification training
  • Experience with polymeric applications
  • Experience working with program requirements, equipment performance specs, wire connection lists, schematics, wire gauge sizing, connector selection and related cabling and harnessing documentation
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) considerations with respect to electrical design
  • Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must be capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple systems
  • Able to plan and prioritize work effort and quickly respond to issues and questions



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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