Spacecraft Power Electronics Technician

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary: Support the Space Exploration Sector's Power Engineering Group flight hardware and GSE development.


  1. Flight unit assembly and test.

  2. PWA part placement and rework (both thru-hole and SMT).

  3. Harness fabrication and test.

  4. Rack assembly.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years experience in production of high reliability components.
  • Certification to IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.
  • Certification to IPC-7711/7721 Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification to NASA-STD-8739 (.1 - .4) workmanship standards.
  • Experience in space flight hardware assembly.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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