Lead Technician (0546U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 62182
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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.
The Space Sciences Lab is looking for a lead electrical assembly technician to supervise the technical assembly group and provide expert advice and input on instrumentation assembly tasks for NASA instruments. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the electrical assembly work, prioritizing which tasks take priority and ensure NASA workmanship standards are followed. You will also have a background in electrical assembly including certification for inspectors in NASA standards for soldering, harnessing and polymerics. In this position you will become the go to person for difficult and complex assembly tasks and provide input at NASA failure review boards when issues are discussed.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 12, 2023
- Provides full range of professional engineering services to research projects; meets with research staff in the design and development phase.
- Performs design, construction, assembly and testing of complex experimental equipment and instrument systems.
- May provide NASA standard workmanship and inspection information and advice to Principal Investigators and / or other faculty and research personnel with administrative responsibility for the research program or teaching facility.
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes inspections of workmanship, NASA Quality Assurance paperwork, annual and semi-annual reports.
- Provides direction and guidance to lower level technicians as R&D Engineers.
- Thorough knowledge and experience with engineering principles and methods to independently perform the full range of engineering professional design work.
- Thorough knowledge necessary to apply principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
- Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards.
- Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
- Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions.
- Ability to lead and influence others.
Education / Training Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training in the area of flight assembly and workmanship inspection of NASA flight hardware to JPL standards or equivalent such as NASA-STD-8739 training or other space flight level experience.
- Post-graduate level course work in related area required.
JPL Certification for workmanship and/or inspection to NASA-STD-8739 training or other space flight level certification.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The full pay scale for this position is $101,300.00-$192,300.00.
- This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is exempt and paid monthly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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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