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Filter by Date: Jan 7, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44403 

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 clandestine 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?

Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Parts, Materials & Process Undergrad Intern for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

The qualified candidate will become part of the Parts, Materials and Process Department.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Assist engineering staff (MTS), in the Parts, Materials and Processes Department, performing laboratory work in failure analysis and evaluation of electronic components and boards. 
  • Make observations on samples with optical microscopes and other analytical equipment, record test data and perform electronic construction and assembly tasks, including soldering and testing and perform physical and electrical tests on electronic, electrical or electromechanical parts as needed in support of MTS. 
  • Implement automated data collection from test instruments and work with laboratory support organizations (stores, machine shop, information and computer services) to implement improvements that will allow the laboratory to function more effectively. 
  • The intern will also collate test data/results for review/analysis and prepare data reports.
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks.
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.

Qualifications

Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled as a Sophomore or Junior at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in degree in engineering, physics, chemistry or related science field or related program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required
  • Good hands-on skills in the laboratory, work ethic, and initiative.
  • Good ability to work independently and with some direction.
  • Able to work safely in a laboratory environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • An understanding of electronics and electronic testing, including automated equipment control and data logging/analysis
    • Example: Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects

 

Temporary housing assistance is not available.

 

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position. 

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: TECHNICAL INTERN REQ 

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Casual 

Work Schedule: Part 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.

 

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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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