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The XTRM/SPRL Space Physics Research Laboratory in the College of Engineering is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Electronic Technician to provide technical and project support for current and future space mission and instrument development projects.
XTRM/SPRL Labs is a facility of the College of Engineering that serves clients who are faculty, government agencies (such as NASA and DoD), and commercial companies in the development of unique integrated systems and instrumentation that are often used in challenging environments (e.g. space, artic, above/on/below the water). The XTRM/SPRL Lab professional staff, with faculty and researchers, have built more than 35 space systems and instruments; instrumented numerous sounding rockets, balloons and aircraft; and developed ground-based instruments. For seven decades, this lab has been one of a handful of university centers able to conceive, design, construct, test, and operate space flight instruments — a truly "end-to-end" operation.
Actively participate in the development of hardware to ensure highly reliable, verifiable end products. This position will be required to interpret manufacturing documentation and assemble complex electronic and mechanical systems to NASA, IPC and similar standards.
Preparation of components (tinning, resistor measurements, verify kit), component staking, masking for conformal coating/foaming, magnetic placement, box build assembly, wire harness assembly (crimping and soldering wires), and cable assembly (crimping and soldering wires) to an engineering drawing, wire list, BOM and manufacturing instructions.
Work in project teams with scientists, engineers, designers, technicians, machinists, and students to develop instruments for laboratory, ground based, airborne, and space.
Associate’s Degree in Electronics Technology, or equivalent experience directly related to the duties of this position.
2 to 4 years’ experience working as an assembly, engineering or electronics technician in a production or R&D environment.
Demonstrated ability to carry out complex manufacturing efficiently and accurately.
Demonstrated ability for hand soldering (including surface mount devices), polymeric application, and ESD control.
Demonstrated understanding of common electronics manufacturing processes.
Demonstrated ability to follow common electronics manufacturing documentation (schematic diagrams, assembly documentation, process documentation, change orders, etc.).
Working knowledge of IPC or other workmanship standards.
Experience working constructively as a member of project teams.
U.S. Citizenship required.
5+ years working as an assembly, engineering technician in a production or R&D environment.
Explicit experience in the fabrication of space, airborne, and ground based instrumentation.
Experience assembling and testing high-voltage, vacuum, mechanical, and optical equipment.
Explicit experience in the assembly of surface mount components, SMT re-flow equipment and SMT rework equipment.
Explicit experience working with manufacturing instructions with QA inspections.
Experience working in laboratories associated with educational institutions.
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