Engineering Technician (Mechanical Designer)

Smithsonian Institution , Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Cambridge, MA - Nov 09, 2022 via USAJobs

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The purpose of the position is to provide expert mechanical design detail support to the development of instrumentation for both space-borne and ground based astrophysical data collection and scientific experiments.

Individual Occupational Requirements: This series covers technical positions supervising, leading, or performing work involving applying a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of engineering or architecture; and construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices, and materials.

Basic Requirements: One (1) full year of specialized experience which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this Engineering Technician position.

Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents.

Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as: Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes.

Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated.

Or Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying.

For more specific information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at


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