Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Electronics Technician
Reference #:21-3164
Open Date:6/29/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a Electronics Technician to support various Projects, through NASA's Electrical Systems Engineering Services III (ESES III) Contract.

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.

SSAI has a long history at NASA GSFC as a leading provider of science and engineering services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

Position Description

This Electrical Technician position involves the building, assembly, testing, troubleshooting, and operation of miniaturized (sometimes complex) mechanical parts for laboratory and spaceflight mass spectrometers as well as other instruments.  Work will be performed primarily onsite at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • HS diploma and at least 3 years of experience or equivalent combination and education and experience.
  • Experience operating mass spectrometers with deep knowledge of internal functionality
  • Experience assembling high precision components
  • Basic understanding of physics principles with emphasis on electricity
  • Familiarity with cleanroom practices and conditions
  • Familiarity working with microscopes, inspection systems and assembly tools
  • Knowledge of vacuum technology, chemical cleaning procedures and small machining equipment
  • Highly motivated with independent work ethic

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience assembling miniaturized (sometimes complex) mechanical parts for laboratory and spaceflight mass spectrometers as well as other instruments
  • Mechanical aptitude (background as a mechanical engineering technician)
  • Experience in machining and spot-welding