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Radiation Effects Test Technician II

Global Worldwide

Global Worldwide

Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022

As a member of our fast-paced radiation effects team, you will be responsible for ensuring avionics hardware performance through some of the harshest and varied radiation environments imaginable. In order to ensure maximum reliability in an ionizing radiation environment, the radiation team performs exhaustive analysis, design, and test at the component, board, unit and subsystem levels with extensive opportunity to interact with a vast array of rocket and spacecraft hardware and electronics. As one of the few teams required to interface with the design, manufacturing, integration, and mission operations teams, we play a critical role in the development of our systems as we advance our efforts towards broadband satellite internet and safe, reliable, inexpensive, and innovative access to space with the fundamental goal of expanding human space exploration capabilities.


  • Work directly with radiation engineers to prepare avionics units (hardware and software) for radiation testing
  • Fabricate and assemble high quality, high reliability wire harness and electromechanical assemblies
  • Setup and use of electronics equipment (e.g. programmable power supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • Solder and repair at the PCB integrated circuit and component level
  • Self-monitor work progress against area benchmarks and achieve on time delivery of all work
  • Read, interpret and work from drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes
    • Cable harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings
    • Basic electrical schematics, engineering drawings, and parts lists
  • Assist writing test plans, test procedures, and test reports against product requirements
  • Record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use e-mail (MS Outlook)
  • Perform verification of flight hardware and documenting results in a clear, precise and complete manner


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of SMT/through-hole soldering and desoldering
  • 1+ years of professional experience using electronics equipment (e.g. programmable power supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc.) and basic mechanical and/or electronics hand tools


  • Understanding of basic electrical schematics
  • Certification on IPC-J-STD-001 or similar
  • 2+ years of professional experience manufacturing wire harnesses in commercial, automotive, or aerospace industry
  • Experience in fast-paced production environment working with flight hardware
  • Experience in a high production environment with hands on experience fabricating harness, electro-mechanical assemblies, or prototype development
  • Ability to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Ability to work with all operating systems; Unix, Linux, and Windows
  • Ability to troubleshoot independently with minimum direction
  • Ability to make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection
  • Ability to Independently modify/fabricate necessary test peripherals to help with testing logistics


  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends if needed
  • Be able to comply with all radiation regulatory requirements for radiation safety. Radiation safety training is not a prerequisite


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.