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University of Colorado Electrical Assembler in Boulder, Colorado

Electrical Assembler

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking an Electrical Assembler. In this role, you will handle Electrical Assembly of PWBA and/or Harnesses.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) 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 unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

LASP is an affiliate of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures, a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, government labs, and industry partners.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Responsible for producing high quality electrical flight products (PCBA, cables and harnesses, test fixtures etc.).

  • High attention to detail and ability to maintain high standards of work quality with minimum oversight.

  • Detailed understanding of proper soldering techniques for work on PWBA assemblies.

  • Ability to work on custom cabling and wire harnesses.

  • Ability to work from detailed schematics, wire lists, bill of materials, engineering drawings and documentation etc.

What You Should Know

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to be considered.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.


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 three or more years of hand electrical assembly experience.

  • Skilled in assembly of electrical assemblies including hand‐built PCBA and harnesses.

  • Experience with harnesses with multiple style connectors for application in vacuum & space‐flight environments.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and be skilled with delicate parts assembly.

  • Excellent communication/listening skills as directions will be provided through a combination of both verbal & written fabrication and assembly instructions.

  • Detailed understanding of proper soldering techniques.

  • Maintain high standards of work quality.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous or current certification to NASA STD’s 8739.4 IPC-620 for cable harnessing and crimping.

  • Previous or current certification to J-STD-001 or 8739.3 for PWBA assembly work.

  • Experience with Lead Forming of dual and quad pack parts.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • 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 Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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