Jr Electrical Engineer

Nanoracks Hiring in Houston
Position:Jr Electrical Engineer
Reports To:Director of Engineering
Location:Webster, TX

Jr Electrical Engineer

Mission of the Position:

The Junior Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, testing, integrating and the operations of spaceflight avionics and electrical hardware. This position plays a vital role in the success of advancing avionics hardware on various space-based programs.


Essential Duties

Design & Development:

  • Designs and develops space qualified electronics, including power supplies and power distribution systems, command and data handling systems, electromagnetic filters, sensors, integrated flight computers, electrical cables and harnesses, and other digital and analog circuits.
  • Conducts PCB design, including schematic drawing, layout and routing, symbol and footprint creation, and generation of fabrication files and assembly drawings.
  • Writes technical documents such as assembly instructions, test procedures, interface requirements, and test and analysis reports.



  • Uses digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, waveform/function generators, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, simulators, power switches, electronic load banks, break-out-boxes, and associated test and measurement equipment to conduct avionics and electrical development and troubleshooting.
  • Performs qualification and acceptance testing on batteries, capacitors, containment vessels, and other safety critical flight hardware.



  • Reviews payload designs and provides feedback to payload developers to ensure compatibility and compliance with Nanoracks and NASA requirements.
  • Supports proposal efforts, provide solutions for proposal challenges, communicate, and document technical approaches, and provide inputs to cost and schedule estimates.
  • Provides regular status reports and updates to Engineering management and Program/Project managers.
  • Maintains inventory and traceability controls for avionics components, sub-components, systems, lab tools, test equipment, and electrical systems.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prioritizes workload to insure timely development, test and delivery of flight and non-flight (ground system) hardware.
  • Collaborates with other engineering disciplines, Quality Assurance, Flight Operations, Systems Verifications, and Safety throughout the development, manufacturing, inspection, testing, and qualification process for hardware.
  • Other duties as assigned


EEO Statement

It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


Competitive with local and industry standard.

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