R&D Engineer (Space Sciences) (7119U) - 8237
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 23, 2020
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.
- Under general supervision, assembles and tests instrumentation of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and instruments.
- Under general supervision, carries out technical work such as printed circuit board population and soldering, sub component assembly, application of Polymerics, (Epoxies and Coatings to completed assemblies and harness fabrication to NASA standards.
- Completes and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports from the assembly work.
- Assists with implementation of testing sub components once assembled as needed.
- Assists with test set ups and monitors data from tests and test facility equipment status.
- Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering assembly principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.
- Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments in the field of technical assembly of instrumentation to NASA standards.
- Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.
- Good soldering, polymetric and harness assembly skills to NASA standards.
- Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronic engineering or physics or equivalent work experience/education.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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