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Electronics Technician

Job ID: 2200496
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Engineering Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Electronics Technician for the Robot Electronics Unit (REU) subsystem on the OMES II contract in support of the On-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing OSAM-1 program NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division.  This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 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. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test, and operations of the OSAM-1 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 support the OSAM-1 REU team. The OSAM-1 REU subsystem provides the electrical integration and test of the robot electronics. Specifically, support in the fabrication, integration, and testing of various printed circuit boards (PCB’s) and related electronic components through flight verification.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the electrical test and integration of hardware to multiple testbeds and flight hardware. This may include assembly, soldering, crimping, and/or harness fabrication.
  • Understand and interpret technical drawings, specifications, and work procedures for execution.
  • Perform troubleshooting of electronic components under engineering direction.
  • Work with subsystem leads and responsible engineers to identify hardware requirements on the various subsystems and make recommendations for hardware needs within the subsystems and at the mission system level.
  • Incorporate engineering change notices and feedback into the iterative processes for design changes.
  • Coordinate manufacturing of hardware and harnesses with onsite fabrication resources and offsite vendors.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates Degree in related field plus 6 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by management.
  • Significant electronics assembly experience, preferably in an aerospace or NASA environment.
  • Experience in assembly and test of PCBs and related electronic components.
  • Must have experience working with program requirements, equipment performance specs, wire connection lists, schematics, wire gauge sizing, connector selection and related cabling , harnessing documentation, and grounding schemes.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment.
  • Experience in executing tests, including functional testing (front-end, back-end, and performance testing).
  • Experienced at understanding project documentation and technical documents.
  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule.
  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks.
  • Experience using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power supplies and Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) racks.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain NASA Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) certification (GSFC-SH-ESDCO300 300-PG-8730.6.1A*), IPC-620 certification, and certification(s) for soldering on space flight hardwareEnglish proficiency is required to successfully complete the required training and pass testing (written and/or hands-on) to obtain the certification.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to assess design requirements to generate a design and documentation using standard industry tools/programs.
  • Familiar with design of electrical interconnects for spacecraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop requirements, design documents and test plans that comply to higher-level specifications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the applicable engineering and manufacturing knowledge required for product design and testing. Exercises engineering judgment in developing appropriate decisions considering decision criteria, implications, and possible consequences, to ensure product design integrity.
  • Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001.
  • Understanding of manufacturing-project planning, scheduling, resource management, materials ordering, inventory management, and quality functions.
  • Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.).


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Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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