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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 15, 2019.
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 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-to-finish-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.
Under general supervision, designs and prepares power supply engineering plans and specifications of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and instruments.
Using engineering principles and standards, develops, tests, and troubleshoots power converters for spacecraft; designs, constructs, and tests ground-support equipment for power converters; designs and builds circuitry for testing.
Under general supervision, produces power supply electrical engineering drawings, layouts (or co-ordinates with the layout designer), helps with parts selection and provides instructions to the person or company that will assemble the boards.
Tests power supply electrical boards, and gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports from those tests.
Assists with implementation of testing power supply electrical boards alone or along with the subsystems with which they interface. Helps with test set ups and monitors data from tests and test facility equipment status.
Basic working knowledge of power supply electrical engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.
Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments in the field of power supply electrical engineering.
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.
Knowledge of electronic parts characteristics and high reliability parts particularly in the power supply electrical engineering domain.
Knowledge of ESD handling procedures.
Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronic engineering or physics and/or equivalent experience/training, ideally involving analog or power supply engineering.
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