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Posted by: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. on Aug 02, 2022


Lanham , MD

Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) requires a Senior Electrical Harness Assembly Technician to build specialized harnesses for spaceflight hardware testing on the Electrical Systems Engineering Support III (ESES III) contract supporting the Detector Systems Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The Technician will provide harness assembly, testing support, bonding, and GSE assembly support.

The ESES III contract includes the provision of electrical/electronic engineering support services and related work to the Engineering and Technology Directorate. The work includes the study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions.

Specific duties for this position may include the following:Building specialized harnesses and cables that use high density connectorsSoldering surface mount componentsAbility to work with fine gauge, phosphor bronze wires to build internal dewar harnessesOperating electronic test equipment and hand tools, following blueprints, wiring, diagrams, and manufacturing standardsWorking in a clean room environment and following good practices to maintain the clean room environment.Supporting spaceflight hardware integration and test efforts in an ESD and clean room environmentMaintaining a high attention to detail, including the ability to precisely follow detailed assembly instructions from documentation.Demonstrating excellent communication skills, including providing clear verbal and written communication and documentation of fabrication process results and status reports to project team members, during informal and formal group meetings and via email.Required Qualifications:HS Diploma and 9 years of experience in cable assembly, soldering, aerospace flight and ground support equipment, and fabrication or equivalent combination of education and experience.Able to work in a team environmentUS Citizen or Permanent ResidentDesired Qualifications:IPC 620 with Space Addendum and/or NASA 8739.4 Crimp, Cable, Harnessing certificationExperience with electronic drawing configuration management toolsPrior NASA or industry experienceEOE, including disability/vets

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About Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is a customer-centered and employee-focused science and technology company headquartered in Lanham, Maryland. We are a leading provider of scientific research and development (R&D), engineering, and information analytics services across the range of Earth and space science disciplines. We have a staff of highly qualified science, engineering, and IT professionals. Their activities range from cosmological studies to learn more about the birth of the universe to examining anthropogenic changes in Earth systems. Our personnel published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers every year. We have scientists in the field who support research operations around the world, and engineers in laboratories who are building and preparing the next generation of space-based instruments. Our IT staff specializes in high-performance computing, systems administration, and network security. We create and implement data systems and applications to manage, archive, and distribute critical data. Despite our diverse skill sets and backgrounds, one theme unites us all—a genuine passion for science and technology.

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