Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems, Inc. is seeking motivated electrical technicians to support manufacturing, testing and operation of advanced electrical systems for sub-orbital rocket vehicles. The successful candidates will be responsible for practical understanding of launch vehicle system(s) as well as for providing technical support as needed, and assisting lead technician(s) and engineer(s) as needed. Daily activities may include but are not limited to: assembly of electrical and electro-mechanical devices, building and setting up equipment, preparing and conducting qualification and acceptance tests, performing system integration and testing, and operating support equipment during launch operations. Must also be able to read mechanical drawings and wiring schematic diagrams, assemble cabling, and integrate electronic/mechanical components into space flight vehicles. May required to travel up to 40% of the time to support launch operations
Experience and Skills
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Familiar with space system electrical cabling and electrical interconnects including harnesses, specialty connectors, circuit card interconnects. Assembles electrical systems and electrical harnessing for suborbital launch vehicles under the direction of senior technical staff. Tests and operates electrical systems and harnessing for suborbital launch vehicles under the direction of senior technical staff. Generates test plans, documents test results and creates post-test reports. Reviews requirements, configuration documents and wiring schematics to ascertain appropriate test specifications, test equipment, procedures, and objectives. Assesses problems encountered during testing and rapidly formulates, communicates and executes a solution. Executes launch field assembly and checkout of subsystems prior to final vehicle assembly. Assists in vehicle loading and support equipment hook-up. Supports countdown operations by arming electrical systems and operating ground support equipment.
- Generates wiring schematics and interface control documents (ICDs) for integration of launch vehicle systems.
- Knowledge of MIL SPEC Cable fabrication.
- Knowledge of power design/power electronics. Hands-on experience and basic knowledge of electrical cabling.
- Ability to solder small cable assemblies and perform circuit card rework.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Valid drivers’ license
- Military communications or electronics experience or training
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Two years of post-high school education with a focus on electronics, mathematics or other engineering related courses.
- Four years of practical experience in electronics assembly and/or operation. Can substitute education for 2 additional years practical experience.
- Certification in soldering, cable manufacture and inspection and circuit card manufacture and inspection (e.g. NASA or IPC certification) is desired.