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Senior Electrical Harness Technician

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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 connectors

Soldering surface mount components

Ability to work with fine gauge, phosphor bronze wires to build internal dewar harnesses

Operating electronic test equipment and hand tools, following blueprints, wiring, diagrams, and manufacturing standards

Working 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 environment

Maintaining 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA)

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 environment

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Additional Qualifications

IPC J-STD-001 and/or NASA 8739.4 Crimp, Cable, Harnessing certification

Experience with electronic drawing configuration management tools

Prior NASA or industry experience




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