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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking for an Electronics Technician 2 to join our team in Wallops Island, VA. As an integral member of the electrical integration, test, and launch operations team, the Integration & Test Electronics Technician 2 supports the integration and test of the Antares launch vehicle to deliver supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract. Candidates will contribute to the final assembly, integration, test and flight of various orbital and sub-orbital space launch vehicle systems.
Specific duties may include:
-Hands-on electrical integration of flight hardware; hands-on electrical testing and check-out of flight hardware; and troubleshooting, documenting and pursuing root cause of discrepancies found with flight hardware.
-Under engineering supervision, performs routine technical functions supporting activities such as integration, test, checkout, operation, and maintenance of complex electronic systems.
-Work in a fast-paced team environment supporting launch vehicle avionics hardware & software system and subsystem level integration, test and launch operations.
-Operate and maintain Electrical Ground Support Equipment for manufacturing and launch operations.
-Maintain calibration and inventory control of test cables, bench, handheld and other test equipment.
-Configure electrical test equipment and cabling for manufacturing and launch pad environments.
-As part of a small team, perform test procedures in manufacturing and launch pad environments.
-Support troubleshooting flight rated avionics utilizing a variety of test and measurement equipment.
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vehicle Systems, Mechanical, Quality and Safety Teams.
-Maintain launch day schedule by performing other duties as necessary.
The candidate will possess the ability to work from schematics, diagrams, procedures, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and troubleshooting.
Prior experience following written procedures verifying the configuration and functionality of systems and equipment to ensure conformance with specifications desired but not required.
Experience using standard off-the-shelf test equipment including oscilloscopes, RF Power Meters & Spectrum Analyzers, bench power supplies, and two wire and four wire digital multi meters
Experience in the testing of space-flight instruments and/or spacecraft or related electronic and electro-mechanical components and systems is desirable but not required.
Experience using test automation applications such as LabVIEW is desirable but not required.
Use of routine development or diagnostic equipment such as oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, signal generators and similar test apparatus.
Candidate must possess skills needed to perform test procedures and verify test data against pass/fail criteria to ensure that hardware is tested properly and has passed all required tests.
Documentation skills and experience on common PC desktop applications are also required.
AA or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline
2 yrs of related experience
Fundamental knowledge of some of the following electronics disciplines; analog, digital, radio frequency, power circuits and fundamental knowledge of Microcontroller and or Programmable Logic Controllers
Ability to work in a fast pace team environment and multi-task
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Willing to work overtime and 2nd shift operations on occasions as required
Travel less than 5%
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