Electronics Assembler - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Electronics Assembler

KBR is seeking an Electronics Assembler for the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s Research & Exploratory Development Department (APL REDD). This person will fabricate electronic circuit assemblies for space and national security applications. This is a unique opportunity to apply a passion for electronics manufacturing toward advanced prototypes and one-of-a kind systems that will further the scientific knowledge of humankind, safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space.

The assembler will hand solder and hand place components and connectors on printed circuit boards, create toroids and transformers, and build harnesses and cables for various space missions. You will work with mixed technology assemblies in a high mix, low volume facility producing state-of-the-art systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizing proper tools, equipment, and processes, to assemble high reliability assemblies including high-reliability PCBs, magnetic components, cables, and harnesses. Work includes both manual hand operations and the operation of automated assembly equipment.
  • Verify, hand place, and hand solder components on PCBs in accordance with engineering documentation, manufacturing process plans, and IPC-J-STD-001 standards.
  • Operate and help maintain stencil printers, pick-and-place machines, and convection and vapor phase reflow equipment.
  • Interface with project and manufacturing engineers in resolution of problems on related hardware and to develop complex manufacturing instructions.
  • Assemble cables, harnesses, and chassis according to engineering documentation and manufacturing process plans.
  • Perform rework/repair of non-conforming hardware.
  • Accurately record as-built information, traceability requirements, labor hours, and other statistics into computer databases to comply with customer requirements.

Experience, Education, & Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 7 + years-experience in assembly and soldering of electronic printed wiring boards and cable assemblies; preferably in a high mix, low volume SMT facility.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Have a passion to learn and improve self and processes
  • Are customer-oriented with excellent communication skills, self-motivated, capable of multitasking, and following verbal and written instructions.

Ability to:

  • Work in a collaborative environment with partners.
  • Have excellent soldering skills and experience soldering fine-pitch SMT components.
  • Have crimp, cable, and harnessing experience and chassis wiring skills.
  • Have the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Have the ability to interpret both formal and informal assembly documentation.
  • Willing and able to work in a Class 8 Cleanroom.
  • Flexible in work hours during occasional periods of heavy workload. Shifted work hours and overtime (some evenings/weekends) could be required for short periods.
  • Proficient with PC's and MS Office applications.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience building electronic hardware for spacecraft.
  • Active certification to IPC-J-STD-001 with space addendum.
  • Active certification to IPC-620.
  • Exposure to manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems.

Must be a US Citizen to be considered with an active secret security clearance preferred. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .