• Parts/Components Engineer

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Residency Status
    U.S. Permanent Residency Required
    Public Trust
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

    Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    As a member of the JPL Parts Acquisition Group (5142) within the Component Engineering and Assurance Office, you will be responsible for the following:


    • Evaluate project space flight electronic parts requirements and develop a plan jointly with the Parts Project Engineers (PPE) in fulfilling these requirements
    • Identify part availability by searching existing inventory of electronics parts, and initiate procurement cycle for parts shortage
    • Ensure parts meet the technical screening requirements as defined by the Part Specialist or Radiation Specialist
    • Track and maintain project parts lists, procurement/kitting status in the Parts Acquisition and Review Database
    • Use Oracle Bill of Material (BOM), Work-in-Process (WIP) and inventory modules
    • Generate issuance of electronic part kits to Manufacturing
    • Disposition Quality Inspection Reports
    • Evaluate discrepancies (failure, anomaly, test deviation, etc.) to determine the necessary steps to close out the issue
    • Report status of procurement, testing and IR closure to line and project management, along with risk analysis, as required
    • Represent Section 514 at manufacturing meetings and provide input based on understanding of risk areas due to technical or delivery issues


    Requires 2 to 5 years with BS/BA  in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline (or 0 to 2 years with MS/MA/MBA or 8 to 10 years with no degree).  Some knowledge in one or more of the following areas:  component engineering, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system.  General understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in electronic parts.  Ability to read schematics and understand technical project component requirements.  Familiarity with electronic part families and their identification.  Working knowledge of part data sheets and common package types for part recommendations and selection.  Ability to effectively interface with design engineers and parts specialists in the selection of space level electronic components.


    Experience with space flight electronic parts identification, procurement and delivery process.  General understanding of space flight electronic component commodity types, part identification, package types and descriptions.  Experience with Internet part vendors and Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) searches.  Experience in identifying and rectifying discrepancies between part numbers provided and correct part numbers as defined in supplier and military drawings and specifications.  Previous procurement experience and familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). 


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