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Posted: 6/23/2019
Job Reference #: 1417741
Keywords: electrical

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Job Title

Position Location
Denver, CO

Job Description
United Launch Alliance is hiring!

RS = Rocket Scientist
At ULA, it really is rocket science!

Are you interested in joining America's most experienced team of rocket scientists? Do you have what it takes to be a part of the most reliable rocket launch team - and soon the team to return humans to space from American soil? ULA is America's #1 space launch provider with 100% mission success on over 100 consecutive launches. Our vision is to Save Lives, Explore the Universe and Connect the World.

The Electrical Engineer RS4 position will have the following job duties:
-Lead all connector testing (qualification and acceptance).
-Design bussing connectors.
-Define test requirements for connector qualification and acceptance testing.
-Work with customer on issues found and answer questions.
-Provide solutions to defects when needed by the factory and launch site issues relating to Connectors, Wire, Splices, Contacts, Lugs, Braid, Back shells, Tapes, Potting compounds, Heat shrink tubbing, Labels, Snake skin, and other items.
-Assist factory with defining manufacturing processes.
-Support Launch Vehicle Anomaly Resolution.
-Take failures to Anomaly Review Board.
-Close out Problem Reports and Non Conformances.
-Generate Test Design Documents.
-Review test data.

Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

United Launch Alliance offers:
* Flexible Work Schedule: ULA operates to a standard work schedule of 9/80 with the alternate Fridays off.
* Employee Incentive Plan: ULA rewards employees for their contributions toward achieving ULA’s annual goals.
* Tuition Assistance: ULA offers financial assistance to employees seeking college and university degrees and job-related professional certifications.
* Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Accident & Disability plans that start Day 1.
* Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday schedule, and matching 401K Savings plan.

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Relocation Available

Vehicle & Ground Systems

External Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related field.
  • 6-10 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, failure modes, design, environment responses, etc. of the following types of connectors: D38999, MS3470, Lanyard Separation, Rack and Panel, Cryogenic, etc.
  • Knowledge of connector qualification and acceptance programs.
  • Knowledge of harnessing including manufacturing, failure modes, design, environment responses, etc.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, failure modes, design, environment responses, etc. of electrical assemblies which include connectors, fuses, transorbs, diodes, and resistors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications.
  • Available to work launch and issues outside of business hours.
  • Available to travel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

External Preferred Qualifications
  • Troubleshooting, problem-solving, coordination and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of ULA processes / Material Review Boards / PIRs.
  • General data review skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Independent worker
  • Be open to constructive feedback
  • Able to set aside egos and emotions in order to get the job done and make decisions in the best interest of the program.
  • Aggressive about solving issues and acts with a sense of urgency.

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).