Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

Serves as an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer responsible for performing EMC-related analysis and testing of space-based systems. The individual will participate in activities involving the definition and either analytical or test verification of EMC requirements, the execution of MIL-STD-461 EMC, the execution of lightning and electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing and the performance of analysis tasks with regards to shielding, ESD, and bonding and EM wave propagation.

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Duties

Serves as an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer responsible for performing EMC-related analysis and testing of space-based systems. The individual will participate in activities involving the definition and either analytical or test verification of EMC requirements, the execution of MIL-STD-461 EMC, the execution of lightning and electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing and the performance of analysis tasks with regards to shielding, ESD, and bonding and EM wave propagation.

Specifically:

-Serves as an authority on EMC matters and provides technical knowledge, guidance and support by coordinating and negotiating with technical team and program management on testing, analysis of hardware design and in reports, status notes and briefings.

-Performs complex and non-complex analysis using electrical and physics knowledge to determine electromagnetic effects caused by configuration changes in hardware. Perform gap analyses to determine whether results of commercial EMC testing are comparable to the requirements for military (MIL-STD-461) EMC testing. Serves as an expert in the field of EMC and ensures that appropriate EMC requirements are levied and implemented. Reviews hardware for shielding effectiveness, and adequate electrical bond for electrical and structural item and offers solutions. Executes analyses for Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordinance (HERO).

-Define EMC/ESD/lightning test configurations for device under test and lab equipment. Documents configuration in a test plan, leads testing activities, analyzes and documents EMC/lightning/ESD test results. Actively participates in radiated and conducted susceptibility testing and radiated and conducted emissions testing from the test facility perspective. Participates in EMC and ESD anomaly investigations. Plans, performs and documents magnetic testing.

-Analytically propagates expected lightning currents into structure and cabling to determine if any degradation has occurred.