Job Requisition Number: 27263. The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is the UC system’s premier space sciences research facility and one of the preeminent university laboratories in the country for space research. SSL is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus, with the primary goals of fostering outstanding research in space-related sciences and providing education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL is led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, and focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space, but also includes research with the potential of leading to future space experiments, and the theoretical research that is tied into the experimental and observational programs. Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions.
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at UC Berkeley is looking for an Analog Electrical Engineer to work on satellite instrumentation on NASA funded spacecraft. SSL has new hardware projects to study Earth’s magnetosphere and the Martian environment. The instrumentation built at SSL requires analog circuitry that is low noise, low power to work in harsh environments to solve scientific questions.
Key Responsibilities: •Helping to develop the analog electronic circuitry for the scientific instruments. •Testing of prototype designs and circuit boards assembled for flight. •Testing analog signal chains and writing test reports. •Participation in environmental tests needed to verify design will survive the harsh environment of the mission.
Involves professional engineering and engineering technician support as part of academic instructional lab and/or research projects and programs. Engineering activities include the design, construction, testing of experimental systems, operation of analytical systems, establishment of performance specifications, and documentation. Engineering Technicians may be assigned duties within a single discipline (e.g., electrical) or span a range of disciplines [Note: for machine specialty work in a research or lab setting, see Research and Laboratory Job Field, Lab Mechanician Job Family].
•Under general supervision, designs and prepares analog engineering plans and specifications of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and instruments. •Under general supervision, produces analog electrical engineering drawings, layouts (or co-ordinates with the layout designer), helps with parts selection and provides instructions to the person or company that will assemble the boards. •Tests analog electrical boards, and gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports from those tests. •Assists with implementation of testing analog electrical boards with the boards or subsystems that they interface with. Helps with test set ups and monitors data from tests and test facility equipment status.•Bachelors degree in electrical or electronic engineering or physics with work experience involving analog engineering or equivalent experience •Working knowledge of analog electrical engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity. •Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments in the field of analog electrical engineering. •Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments. •Effective written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers. •Knowledge of electronic parts characteristics and high reliability parts particularly in the analog electrical engineering domain. •Knowledge of ESD handling procedures.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
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