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University of California, Berkeley

San Francisco, CA

Parts Engineer (7119U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 45270 in San Francisco, California

LocationSan Francisco, California 94112
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-11
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-09-27

Job Description:

Parts Engineer (7119U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 45270 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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Departmental Overview

The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.

Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL is a globally-recognized leader in space science and provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-tofinish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.

During fiscal year 2020, the SSL budget totaled approximately $55M annually, consisting of $50M+ in contracts/grants; $1M in state/campus support; $1.5M from recharge operations; $1M in revenues (from sales and services); and $200k in gifts. The Lab's expenses exceed $50M per year, but anticipate funding to average $100M over a ten year budget cycle. SSL is the only Organized Research Unit on the Berkeley campus with it's own overhead rate (currently 34%). SSL manages 4 campus recharge operations including Engineering; Specialized Service Facility; Machine Shop and IT Services. SSL accounts for approximately 10% of the campus research expenditures and/or indirect cost recovery.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 18, 2022

    Under general supervision, designs and prepares engineering plans and specifications of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and instruments. Reviews NASA contract documents for standards required for mission: working from generic parts requested by other engineers on the mission. Identifies specific parts meeting NASA standards. Establishes and maintains parts database, tracking inventors, purchases, usage, testing/qualification status, kitting sets for specific builds, etc. Gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings, and status reports. Determines testing/qualification/screening required for a given part. Identifies external laboratory/vendor capable and available to complete that effort, coordinates the purchase of the service with the Senior Buyer, and inspects parts on delivery to verify acceptability. Assists in testing and screening of parts. Analyzes test results for acceptability. Assists with the implementation of business processes Works directly with purchasing staff, initiating purchase requests for parts, providing suggested vendors for the acquisition of highly specialized parts and testing services, and serving as Technical Contact for external vendors. Closely tracks request for the purchase of parts and services from initial request through inspection of final delivery for acceptability. Monitors the schedule of deliveries, expediting as necessary.

Required Qualifications
    Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional engineering design work of limited scope and complexity. Working knowledge is necessary to begin the independent application of principles, practices, and procedures in the completion of assignments. Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.

    Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits
  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $74,300.00 - $104.400.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/*****/NondiscrimAffirmAct

To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=45270&PostingSeq=1

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