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Filter by Date: Feb 26, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44765 

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 Remote Sensing Department conceives, designs, fabricates, and operates imaging and spectroscopic sensors for space object characterization and earth remote sensing.  Such sensors have been deployed on the ground, in the air, and in space. Specialists work with scientists and engineers in both laboratory and field locations, to develop and operate state of the art remote sensing and astronomical instrumentation. Specialists also coordinate and participate in field collects at astronomical observatories at altitudes up to 14,000 feet. They are also responsible for maintaining operations of a laboratory and a 1-meter telescope.


Key Funtions

  • Collaborates with scientists and engineers on laboratory testing. Suggests appropriate materials, test equipment and techniques. Refines test designs as needed.
  • Writes test procedures and equipment operational procedures to support existing and new lab tests or facilities.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment. Builds, repairs, and ensures the calibration of the equipment. Sets up instrumentation for tests.
  • Ensures that all safety rules and regulations are being followed. Attends necessary laboratory safety training.
  • Researches and recommends tools and equipment for capital purchases.
  • May be responsible for multiple laboratories.
  • Coordinates and participates in field data collections



  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least seven years of experience or equivalent education
  • Experience working with laboratory safety protocols
  • Experience with test instruments
  • Must be able to travel on field operations up to 25% of time
  • Must be able to work at altitudes greater than 10,000 feet
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required



  • 5 or more years of relevant experience with Associate's Degree in a related discipline
  • Electronic Technician and/or Machine Shop training

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

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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