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Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3135722
Safety and Mission Assurance Engineer (7115U), Space Sciences Laboratory - 37147
University of California, 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.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is the UC system's premier space sciences research facility and one of the preeminent university laboratories in the country for space research. SSL's primary goals of fostering outstanding research in space-related sciences and providing education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL is led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, and focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space, but also includes research with the potential of leading to future space experiments, and the theoretical research that is tied into the experimental and observational programs. Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions.
The Space Sciences Lab (SSL) is searching for a Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Engineer to provide support to NASA-funded programs being built at UC Berkeley. The successful candidate will work with Project Managers and Systems Engineers to develop and oversee all aspects of SMA for a broad range of missions. They will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to control areas of a project including workmanship quality standards (such as J-STD); safety requirements, both at the lab and launch site; parts engineering; materials and processes verification; GIDEP evaluation; contamination control; problem and nonconformance tracking; and oversight of documentation and processes at SSL. Often the job will entail presenting to NASA program offices on SMA status as well as larger mission level reviews. The ability to work independently and have detail orientated view are key assets for any candidate. Having prior NASA-centric SMA experience is preferred, but not essential, and other similar SMA or Quality Assurance roles in analogous industries are equally encouraged to apply.
The First Review Date for this job is: June 21, 2022.
- Coordinates single component design, supporting analyses, construction planning, assembly oversight and testing in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance.
- Supervises or coordinates technicians and shop personnel involved in assembly and testing of component parts in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance.
- Develops specifications for aerospace parts procurements in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance.
- Works with other research organizations in the development of the component in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance.
- Gathers and analyzes information and prepare reports with respect to feasibility, engineering design criteria and performance of their components in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance.
- Working skills in the design, development and construction of space systems, including one successful aerospace product.
- Specialist in discipline of safety and mission assurance for Aerospace Engineering.
- Working systems knowledge of other engineering specialties involved in assignments in the area of Safety and Mission Assurance for Aerospace Engineering Projects.
- Skills in supervising engineering technician staff to ensure objectives are met in adherence to quality standards.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
- This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
- This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience.
- For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
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.
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:
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To apply, please 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=37147&PostingSeq=1
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