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Failure Analysis Engineering Specialist

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. Our staff in the Parts, Materials & Processes (PM&P) Department includes subject matter experts across a broad range of areas pertaining to electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts procurement, qualification, application, anomaly resolution, as well as materials and processes. Our expertise combined with a sophisticated in-house electronic component laboratory deliver innovative analysis and PM&P program management capabilities to national space systems and civil customers.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Participate in project management as lead or support to perform failure analysis of electronic components: prepare studies and projects, manage resources and schedules, deliver analytical reports of findings, and present results and recommendations
  • Perform hands on failure investigations of electronic device failures, using common failure analysis tools and equipment
  • Apply standard electrical characterization techniques, industry standard procedures and criteria for part deconstruction and evaluation
  • Perform analytical studies for part reliability risk as well as future technology planning and development
  • Collaborate with management, customer, contractor, and/or component supplier personnel during analysis. Provides technical advice to management, customers, and associate contractors.
  • Perform independent verification and validation of contractor's methods for root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Advise management on improvements and/or upgrades of lab equipment, analysis methods, procedures, etc.
  • Document processes and procedures, write technical reports and papers
  • Develop new electrical characterization techniques to meet the challenges of analyzing emerging technologies What You Need To Be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in materials science, electrical engineering, physics, or another appropriate discipline.
    • At least eight years of increasingly responsible and industry related engineering/scientific experience
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct, and execute tasks to solve technical problems
    • Experience with using typical Failure Analysis instruments (e.g. scanning electron microscope), non-destructive and destructive evaluation techniques
    • Fundamental knowledge of common failure modes of high reliability electronic parts
    • Ability to work in a laboratory setting
    • Ability to communicate requirements, deadlines, and priorities to manager, team members, laboratory technicians
    • Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10% (as required)
    • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SSBI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required. How You Can Stand Out

      It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent is highly preferred
      • Eight+ years of increasingly responsible and industry related engineering/scientific experience
      • Experience leading, planning, and managing multifaceted failure investigations of electronic parts
      • An active TS/SSBI security clearance.
      • Experience collaborating with contractors, industry working groups, and/or associations such as NASA Electronics Parts Assurance Group, Defense Logistics Agency, Joint Electron Device Engineering Council, Automotive Electronics Council, during the evaluation, selection, and adaptation of active electronic parts for space-related applications We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

        (Min - Mid - Max)
        $103,285 - $168,019 - $232,752

        Ways We Reward Our Employees

        During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

        Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
        • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
        • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
        • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Relocation assistance
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
        • Education assistance programs
        • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

          We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

          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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles , Failure Analysis Engineering Specialist, Engineering , El Segundo, California

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