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Avionics Equipment Mechanic job at Space Systems Loral in Palo Alto CA
Description, duties, responsibilities
Space Systems Loral is looking for an Avionics Equipment Mechanic to join their team in Palo Alto CA. This is a 12+ Month Contract with possible extension or conversion. Set up adjust and calibrate standard test apparatus or device test equipment to conduct functional operational environmental and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype and/or production model satellites per the applicable test procedure. Perform S/C performance testing of communications telemetry and command thermal power propulsion and attitude/control subsystems per the applicable procedure. Applies power and configures the spacecraft per the applicable test procedure. Understand the operation of various types of test equipment such as oscilloscopes and Digital Volt Meters. Operate spacecraft test consoles such as the Payload and Electrical test Racks per applicable test procedures. Familiar with windows style PC operating systems. Determine methods and sequences of operations to test components and systems in conformance with published procedures engineering specs. Analyze and interpret electrical test data. Provide diagnostic malfunctions and offer test result feedback to Vehicle and System Engineers. Must have a strong background in electronics adhering to procedures and attention to detail. Must adhere to SS/L procedures while focusing on attention to detail. Must read understand and follow SS/L Quality policies and ISO 9000 directives. Write technical reports to describe and illustrate systems operating characteristics malfunctions and deviations from design specifications for engineers review and determination. Responsible for writing detailed pass down TAR and NCR report. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with other team members. Must have good teamwork skills. Willing and able to work off shifts as required; willing to work weekends and holidays. Willing and able to travel to support launch base efforts and off-site environmental testing. 2+ years satellite electrical integration and test experience or related electrical experience required. Must possess technical knowledge of at least (2) of the following subsystems: communications telemetry and command thermal power propulsion attitude or control systems. 2+ years Technical Engineering or Technical Military Training with a concentration in Electronics. AS/AA Electronics Degree OR A&P Certificate (Airframe and Powerplant). Must be authorized to work in the United States. Military veterans welcome to apply!. For immediate consideration click here to apply!. SSL is the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites with experience building and integrating some of the worlds most powerful and complex satellites and spacecraft systems. The company has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world and currently has more geostationary commercial capacity on orbit than any other manufacturer. SSL works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including television and radio distribution digital audio radio broadband Internet and mobile communications. Approximately 25 percent of the total U.S. Government leased commercial transponders are carried on SSL-built satellites. The companys SSL 1300 spacecraft has been proven over decades of on-orbit operation and provides a highly flexible modular platform for incremental technology advances with the industrys highest power capability. SSL has unprecedented experience with Ka-band and satellites for broadband communications and is the leader in putting broadband capacity in space. The company has been building Ka-band payloads for four decades and has experience building next generation satellites that provide more than 100 gigabit per second capacity. Beginning with the world s first communications satellite Courier 1B launched in 1960 SSL has manufactured more than 250 satellites delivering in excess of 2000 years of on-orbit service. Much of that total has been achieved by the three-axis-stabilized 1300 series and more than one-third of those years were achieved by spacecraft that provided service beyond their contractual lives. In addition to complete satellites SSL was the exclusive provider of batteries to the International Space Station for more than 10 years and has provided the U.S. Government with a variety of instruments including antennas on the Voyager spacecraft and a ranging system on the GRACE satellites. SSL s commercial platform has also been leveraged for numerous unique applications such as GOES Weather satellites Air Traffic Control in Japan and a propulsion system for NASAs Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). The companys reputation as a world leader is the result of its unparalleled commitment to mission assurance and its ability to provide advanced solutions that meet mission objectives based on space-proven heritage designs. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL-built satellites every day.
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