EEE Parts and Materials Engineer

Boulder, CO
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute of CU-Boulder at the international forefront of research in solar, planetary, atmospheric, and space plasma physics. Our record of excellence in instruments and spacecraft, mission operations, and science data analysis is supported by organizational expertise in space-flight electronics; flight, ground and science analysis software, mechanisms, structures, detectors, and optics across a wide spectral range. This includes sensors for optical, energetic particle, dust, electric field, and magnetic field measurements.

LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every planet in the solar system, Pluto, and beyond. We have over 20 instruments currently operating on more than 10 NASA satellites, and we are developing new instruments by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. We are also partners of the UAE helping them design a full science mission to Mars that will reach Mars on the UAE's 50th anniversary. Of the $1B in space assets that the Mission Operations & Data Systems division currently operates, two of the missions were developed, built, and managed from LASP. We are a non-profit organization with over 500 professionals, and over 130 students with broad technical capabilities who highly value our culture of excellence.

Our Engineering division has the role of inventing at LASP - leveraging current technologies focused on innovative solutions and developing new technologies to solve complex scientific and mission questions. The Engineering division has a position open for a talented and enthusiastic EEE Parts and Materials Engineer. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Our preference is to fill it with a single individual that wears both hats, but it is possible it will be split into two, a EEE Parts Engineer and another Materials Engineer.

EEE Parts Engineer Responsibilities include:

Manage Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Control Board meetings with NASA and other customer participation

Manage part screening, qualification and radiation testing to insure program compliance

Support Program Management and Design Engineers to mitigate EEE part cost and schedule risks

Develop Source Control documentation for custom designed EEE parts

Develop customized screening, qualification and radiation test plans

Serve as a customer interface for aerospace parts and services qualification

Participate in the Vendor Approval Board to evaluate vendor qualification for flight goods and services

Investigate Government Alerts and Advisories (including GIDEP) for program impact

Materials Engineer Responsibilities include:

Collaborate with design engineers to advise on materials application and processes to meet program and design requirements

Understand and apply materials selection per NASA-STD-6016

Understanding materials selection as it relates to stress-corrosion cracking and outgassing per accepted aerospace standards

Develop and maintain as-designed and as-built program Materials Information Usage Lists (MIUL), as well as generating MUAs to document acceptability of non-conforming materials

Lead Materials and Processes (M&P) Control Board meetings with customer participation

Participate in Vendor Approval Boards to evaluate vendor qualification of flight goods and services

Manage vendor relationships to ensure delivered product complies with procurement and quality requirements

Interface with procurement to ensure that the appropriate program requirements are met ordering flight materials and processes

Understanding surface finishing requirements per accepted industry standards

Provide input for generating M&P-related documents, as well as authoring M&P Control Plans


Minimum Qualifications:

BS or higher degree in relevant technical field

Proven success with managing customer relationships

5 or more years of directly related experience (in one area or both)

Trained in working with multi-organizational Parts and / or Materials Control Boards to review and approve EEE parts and materials

Comfortable working with multi-disciplined personnel (quality engineering, reliability engineering, design engineering, program management, suppliers, customers)

Practiced in submitting organized and comprehensive documentation of parts and materials approval process; timely publishing of meeting notes with detailed discussions, action item lists and time line for customer comments; maintaining all phases of program parts lists.

Due to ITAR restrictions, only US citizens and permanent residents may apply.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong oral and written communications skills, as well as computer fluency, are required.

Experience in leading cross-functional teams managing parts selection in accordance with program and schedule requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

Skilled at evaluating EEE parts against aerospace program screening, qualification, and radiation requirements

Detailed knowledge of EEE-INST-002 or similar NASA or industry documentation

Proficient in processing Non-Standard Part Approval Requests, program waiver requests, and negotiated quality documentation

Certified in pre-cap inspections

Experienced in providing and presenting EEE parts and materials information for key program reviews

Knowledgeable to support EEE part costing efforts for proposals

Skilled in managing GIDEP Advisories and Alerts

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 12, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735429