Harness Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Aug 13, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Harness Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the On-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing OSAM-1 program NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division. This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test, and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.


The engineer will support the OSAM-1 Testbeds team.  

Job duties include:

  • Provides Harness Engineering Design support and reviews Testbed Interconnect drawings and diagrams. Reviews harness drawings and assists with release of the drawings.
  • Coordinates with Testbed Electrical Lead and Testbed Leads to identify all priority harness needs for hardware and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) coming into a Testbed.
  • Creates Harness Work Orders to support fabrication of the harnesses.
  • Coordinates the fabrication of all on-site and off-site Testbed harnesses with the GSE Harness Coordinator.
  • Supports harness integration into a specific Testbed with Testbed Lead and Testbed Electrical Engineer.
  • Documents and troubleshoots harness related Problem Reports.
  • Optimizes shared harness resources amongst Testbeds.
  • Reviews drawings and confirms material availability listed on parts list. Assists in locating long lead parts, by researching residual stock of other GSFC programs.
  • Monitors harness delivery process to various testbeds.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain NASA Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) certification (GSFC-SH-ESDCO300 300-PG-8730.6.1A*). English proficiency is required to successfully complete the required training and pass testing (written and/or hands-on) to obtain NASA ESD certification.





Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years of experience.


GSFC experience is desired, but not a must.