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Lead Electronic Parts Engineer

Company: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: August 14, 2019

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Job ID: 10216



New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That's our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers-literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission-your opportunity-is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you're driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you're ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.



Responsibilities

Are you passionate about evaluating potential approaches and solutions to new and unusual problems? How would you like to be a member of JPL's Component Engineering & Assurance Office (CEAO) at JPL? This section is responsible for reviewing all Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Parts (EEE) parts for reliability related performance and advises the projects on part selection, conducts scientific experiments or theoretical analysis to determine the physical behavior of parts in a space-like radiation environment, oversees part procurement to ensure compliance with engineering requirements and maintains part inventories. As an Electronic Project Parts Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:


  • Lead and implement the electronic parts program for flight projects.
  • Advise projects on the electronic part selection that maximizes reliability while considering schedule and cost constraints.
  • Lead the electronic part procurement to ensure compliance with engineering requirements and maintain part inventories.
  • Apply advanced understanding of electronic parts and project risk to define part quality requirements at onset of project work.
  • Estimate budgets for projects or large instruments that reflect multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary scope and monitor expenditures to assess the need for technical changes.
  • Report on screening and/or failure test results and advise senior management and project.
  • Advise project management on highly complex electronic part selections that maximize reliability while considering schedule and cost constraints.
  • Report status for all elements of the electronic parts program to project management at monthly and project reviews.
  • Utilize the Part Acquisition and Review System (PARS) to manage the parts program.
  • Serve as a senior team member within the Group, ensuring part reviews, screening, testing, and procurement meet project schedule and budget.




    Qualifications

    This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science/Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 9 years of related experience; a Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or a PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.

    • Extensive understanding and experience in the selection, procurement, manufacture, use and testing/screening of high reliability electronic parts for space-flight applications.
    • Ability to multi-task with an established track record of meeting milestone schedules.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Deep understanding and substantial use of common computer tools.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Ability to lead a multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary team for a project, activity, or function
    • Mentors and coaches others internal and external to organization and inside and outside scope of responsibility.
    • Applies wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge to provide leadership, oversight, and monitoring to all technical products, services, and/or capabilities; provides assessment of technical deliverables; resolves technical and resource issues.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Knowledge of Military, NASA, and JEDEC specifications and requirements related to electronic parts.
      • Experience with various EEE suppliers/manufacturers.
      • Has published results in refereed journals; presents and chairs sessions at conferences.
      • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams, design engineers, line management, and project management.
      • Contract Technical Management experience.
      • Ability to obtain TS/SCI security clearance.

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        JPL is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and will, whenever possible, actively recruit and include for employment members of underrepresented minority groups, females, disabled veterans, protected veterans, and otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. JPL will hire, transfer, and promote based on the qualifications of the individual to ensure equal consideration and fair treatment of all.

        JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about "EEO is the Law" click here: eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

        The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/

        If you are interested in applying for employment with Jet Propulsion Laboratory and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department at (818) 354-5150 or via email at Staffing@jpl.nasa.gov.

        Written requests may be mailed to: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Attention: Staffing and Employment Programs, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Mail Stop T1720C, Pasadena, CA 91109



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