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Senior Electrical Assembler

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is encouraging applications for an Electrical Assembler to join our team. In this role, you will handle the Electrical Assembly of PWBA and/or Harnesses. We are looking for an experienced senior assembler to fill this role. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unrivaled experiences with them into government or industry or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Fabricate and rework sophisticated electrical flight products (PCBA, cables and harnesses, test fixtures etc.) using build documents and assembly drawings.
  • Ability to work from detailed schematics, wire lists, bill of materials, engineering drawings and documentation etc. with minimal direction.
  • Have outstanding attention to detail and the ability to maintain high standards of work quality.
  • Detailed understanding of proper soldering techniques for work on PWBA assemblies including technical standards, concepts and techniques in manufacturing.
  • Ability to work on custom cabling and wire harnesses.
  • Complete work assignments in an efficient and effective manner, paying close attention to workmanship standards, schedule and cost.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships within the department and also with the engineering group. LASP does not have a manufacturing engineer as a result the production staff are encouraged to help bridge the gap with engineering which includes the following:
    • Participate in build reviews with engineering.
    • Advise on most efficient work flow and associated steps.
    • Understand the specifics and constraints related to a job.
    • Willingness to share skills and techniques with other production staff.

What You Should Know

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to be considered. Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity. 
  • Availability and willingness to work minimal overtime as required.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range: $74,000 - $96,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • At least 5 or more years of hand electrical assembly experience.
  • An Associate’s, technical degree, or bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Must be able to obtain the vital certification to perform flight assembly work (e.g. IPC J-STD-001S soldering, IPC/WHMA-A-620 S Cable & Wire Harness assemblies, IPC-7711 and 7721 rework and repair, Cleanroom, ESD, Hazardous waste, Pressure Vessel Training).
  • Expert at operating the assembly tools of the trade in a safe manner.
  • Be self-directed and work independently but also with other team members.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrate ability to build precision spaceflight quality hardware on-schedule, working from schematics, drawings, tables, procedures, and/or notes.
  • Possess strong mechanical aptitude, hand-eye- coordination and ability to work with a variety of different hand tools. E.g crimp, solder, wire strip, screw, bolt, press-fit, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Work with company-specific software.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous or current certification to NASA STD’s 8739.4 IPC-620 for cable harnessing and crimping and J-STD-001 or 8739.3 for PWBA assembly work.
  • Experience with Lead Forming of dual and quad pack parts.
  • Familiar with NASA 8739.1 build requirements for polymeric application on electronic assemblies.
  • Previous experience working in a lab environment.
  • Additional skill sets will factor into compensation such as experience in polymerics, mechanical assembly or machining mechanical parts.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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