Job Title: Lead Engineering Technician
Job Code: SIS20191202-30047
Job Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Harris is seeking a thermal vacuum specialist to support thermal vacuum chambers and related equipment readiness for critical spaceflight hardware space simulation testing. Individual would work with a team to perform repairs, assembly, integration and testing of thermal vacuum equipment for highly reliable space hardware assemblies of moderate to high complexity. Candidate is required to have a strong foundation in engineering concepts, principles, theories and techniques needed to deliver thoroughly tested aerospace products, equipment and systems.
Support all Harris thermal vacuum and space simulation testing operations, including setup and execution of thermal vacuum tests, vacuum bake out of high outgassing components, and maintenance of high vacuum pumps and chambers in between tests.
Maintain test thermal vacuum chamber systems that utilize Helium (He) and Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) cooling mechanism.
Prepare the thermal vacuum test environment; setup, installation, and operation of test sensors including accelerometers, thermocouples, residual gas analyzer (RGA), Thermal Quartz Crystal Microbalance (TQCM/CQCM).
Coordinate with design engineers, quality control, manufacturing engineers and other disciplines to resolve issues, meet schedule and improve throughput.
Adhere to strict spaceflight test standards and execute the Test Procedures, document results, generate test reports, and create/manage electronic test data.
Coordinate or direct some junior staff and perform limited leadership responsibilities with ability to lead cross functional teams of two or more individuals.
Ability to train test technicians in thermal vacuum concepts, safety and proper testing protocols.
Contribute to Harris process development and improvement, and problem resolution.
Travel to Harris and/or Customer sites as required for customer product post-delivery thermal vacuum support activities.
Overtime will be required frequently to support customer product testing.
Work non-standard shifts or on-call support as required during specific test activities.
Preferred additional skills:
Candidate is required to have a strong foundation in thermal vacuum chamber and associated equipment operation.
Embodies strong professional work ethic, self-motivation and a high attention to details.
Ability to obtain work in confined spaces or a clean room environment for long periods of time (> 2 hours).
Ability to work holidays, weekends and do occasional overnight travel; work may include shift work.
Ability to travel up to 50%.
Experience working with a variety of electrical and/or mechanical assemblies.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Experience with ESD safeguards and contamination control.
Experience with configuring and troubleshooting electrical/mechanical assemblies.
Experience with property control processes.
Experience working with computer systems and their use with test equipment operation.
Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.