Satellite Assembly and Integration (A&I) Engineer
General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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- Problem Solver
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Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Satellite Assembly and Integration (A&I) Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO. The individual filing for the A&I Engineer position will interact with technical staff and report to the engineering manager. The tests that the individual will be required to support range from engineering research trials, production and factory acceptance tests, system and component level requirements verification tests combined with operational tests, lifecycle tests, environmental and electromagnetic tests.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Helps lead the planning, development and implementation of the assembly and integration of satellite subsystems and spacecraft.
- Satellite system and subsystem assembly and integration procedure development, review and execution.
- Oversee the planning, set up and operations of ESD electronics labs, satellite cleanrooms and environmental component and spacecraft test chambers
- Solve hardware interface problems, define input/output parameters, and ensure integration of the entire system or subsystem.
- Coordinate with the Systems Test Engineering team in the planning, execution and statusing of subsystem and system level testing.
- Oversee the selection, scheduling of offsite test facilities
- Oversee the shipping logistics to offsite test sites and launch base
- Liaise with all levels of program and engineering staff on design, assembly and integration matters and support other teams/disciplines as necessary.
- Apply technical knowledge to determine and set technical objectives to analyze, investigate and resolve advanced engineering problems; including future applications, and engineering developments.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
- General understanding of ESD practices, clean room facilities, compliance and safe working practices.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment, and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
- Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Must be able to work extended hours as required and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads.
- US citizenship is required.
- Aerospace Engineering degree and experience.
- Experience with satellite subsystem and system level testing.
- Launch base operations experience.
- Experience assembling electronics systems.
- Strong hands-on skills, with experience handling space flight hardware and associated standards and practices.
- Previous experience in the space industry.
- Previous experience working with thermal chambers, vibration table, vacuum chambers, or anechoic chambers.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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