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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:A team of engineers and technicians in SwRI's Space Sector who facilitate space science research through the fabrication and inspection of electronic printed circuit boards for spacecraft instrumentation, avionics, and electronics.Objectives of this Role:Join our team as a Manufacturing Engineer to lead printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication of the Space electronics.Serve as a contributing member of a Fabrication team providing guidance, training and expertise to area personnel.Fabrication of printed circuit boards in a low-volume, high mix R&D environment to meet wide-ranging requirements from quick turn prototypes to space-flight certified electronics with a meticulous attention to detail.Manufacture of sophisticated one-of-a kind systems that contribute to the exploration and research of space, advance scientific knowledge and safeguard our nation's security.Establish new processes and provide ongoing process improvements, root cause analysis and corrective/prevention actions in an R&D engineering environment.Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:Maintain space flight hardware PCB assembly processes, procedures and training that includes cleaning and soldering of both Surface Mount and through hole electronics to IPC-A-610 Class 3 and IPC-J-Std-001 w/Flight Addendum standards.Responsible for the qualification, operation, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of area equipment to include solder jet pasting, pick and place, vapor phase reflow, selective soldering, component storage and optical monitoring equipment.Provide technical training in soldering and manufacturing techniques, methods and processes to fabrication technicians.Support Controlled Stores operations providing safe and effective storage for and control of Program and Division components and inventory.Establish and perform process controls, measurements and product inspections.Documenting and Creating Division Operating Processes and procedures including written work instructions.Requirements:Requires a Bachelors in Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Process EngineeringSix Sigma, ANSI/ESD S20.20, IPC-J-STD-001, NASA 8739 is preferred8 years: PCB assembly and fabrication. Knowledge of electronic components, soldering and solder reflow principles and requirements, ESD control and mitigationKnowledge of staking and coating processes and proceduresExperience and use of Designed Experiments, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and DFxPossess strong troubleshooting skills and familiarity with defect analysis techniquesExperience with inventory control systemsPDN-993d60fc-3939-46a1-85f9-10677ae93a2b

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , LEAD ENGINEER - PRINCIPAL ENGINEER - SPACE ELECTRONICS, Engineering , San Antonio, Texas

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