Electromechanical Technical Specialist - Focal Plane Array Test with Security Clearance

Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 10, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems . Our staff includes subject matter experts across a broad range of disciplines includingradio frequency; infrared; visible and spectral sensors; sensor exploitation methods;analog and digital electronics; vehicle power systems; andspace systemelectronic parts, materials and processes. Our expertise, combined with sophisticated in-house laboratories, prototyping, modeling, and simulation capabilities, enables ESD to deliver innovative solutions to national space systems and civil customers. This posting is in search of a fabrication technical specialist within the Visible and Infrared Sensor Systems Department's focal plane array testing laboratory. Work Model: This position will be located 100% onsite in El Segundo, California. What You'll Be Doing Carry out a series of engineering tasks under supervision and guidance from immediate supervisor, project leaders, and/or other MTS professionals in the group
Maintain a safe and orderly laboratory environment. This includes routine lab housekeeping, regular laboratory safety inspections, maintaining current laboratory chemical inventory, and ensuring certification of all electrostatic discharge sensitive test stations.
Maintain laboratory equipment inventory and assist in corporate property and metrology processes.
Procure laboratory supplies and low-value equipment with a corporate procurement card.
Transport high-value test articles and special test equipment to/from local contractors and across the Aerospace campus
Document processes and procedures
Use MS programs such as Word, Power-point, Outlook, Excel, and Teams to communicate and collaborate on projects
Work in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to liquid cryogens, high voltages, and hazardous materials. This position is available as a Fabrication Technology Specialist IV or Fabrication Technology Specialist V - both require full-time onsite presence What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements: Electromechanical Technology Specialist IV High School Diploma or equivalent minimum of 4 years in a vocational trade school or apprenticeship program
7-10 or more years industry experience
Experience working with laboratory safety protocols
Experience handling multiple priorities and projects at one time
Experience with a variety of assembly techniques and tools (e.g. epoxy, thread-locker, torque wrench, soldering iron, microscope, etc.) Experience in preparing and executing test procedures with high levels of attention to detail Strong written and oral communication skills
This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance Electromechanical Technology Specialist V Same requirements as a Electromechanical Technology Specialist IV noted above, in addition to: 10-12 or more years industry experience How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: Experience working with electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive devices and/or knowledge of ESD compliance protocols
Experience leading the design and fabrication of mechanical assemblies and fixtures for focal plane ar ray laboratory special test equipment Demonstrated hands-on fabrication and assembly skills Active secret clearance
Experience overseeing a laboratory environment
Ability to be detail oriented
Possession of strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
Ability work independently, self-initiate activities, and work within schedule timelines Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
Ability to use a computer to complete assignments.
Effective communication with individuals and groups in person, by phone or Teams.
Occasionally lift laboratory equipment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS: Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in a lab environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may visit locations with varying temperatures and floor surfaces, and may be exposed to seasonal elements
Laboratory environment with possible exposure to hazardous materials
Certain laboratories may operate at a high noise level We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. (Min - Mid - Max)
$35.80 - $46.56 - $61.59 Pay Basis: Hourly Leadership Competencies Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who: Operate Strategically Lead Change Engage with Impact Foster Innovation Deliver Results Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include: Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
Flexible spending accounts
Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
Relocation assistance
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
Education assistance programs
An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .