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Filter by Date: May 18, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44824 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an Electronics technician for an opportunity in the Microelectronics Technology Department in the Physical Sciences Laboratories. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA. The qualified candidate will be responsible for developing, building, modifying, repairing and maintaining a wide variety of laboratory electrical and electronic apparatus and equipment, and demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.


Key Functions

  • Work with a team of scientists and engineers to develop electronic hardware systems for microelectronics and optoelectronics laboratory research in support of national security space programs
  • Designs and builds, tests, and debugs digital, analog and RF printed circuit boards using electronic CAD tools, based on requirements from engineers
  • Selects parts, obtains quotes, and suggests appropriate parts for purchase
  • Maintains laboratory equipment inventory and assists in property audits
  • Ensures all equipment is in compliance with company requirements
  • Writes and tests software, such as in Labview or Python programming languages. Uses above systems to perform experimental data acquisition and analysis
  • Perform wiring, soldering, documentation, assembly and testing of wiring harnesses and test fixtures
  • Perform mechanical assembly work on test fixtures, including vacuum and cryogenic components



  • Associates degree in electrical engineering technology or related degree with 3 years experience
  • Experience working with laboratory safety protocols
  • Experience in digital and analog circuitry
  • Experience with PCB layout and design with electronic CAD tools (PADs, ExpressPCB or equivalent)
  • Experience building circuit boards and test fixtures and troubleshooting at the component level
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, DMM and/or other related test equipment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required



  • BS or related degree preferred
  • Thorough comprehension of electronic circuit design, including fluency reading circuit schematics
  • Basic knowledge of linear circuit operation and low noise circuit design
  • Proficiency in LabView programming, including creating custom drivers for circuit boards
  • Experience with microcontroller programming (PIC chips, Arduino or equivalent)
  • Experience with vacuum system assembly and operation
  • Experience in a scientific laboratory research environment

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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