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.
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.
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 hardware. English proficiency is required to successfully complete the required training and pass testing (written and/or hands-on) to obtain the certification.
- 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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