Undergraduate Quality Assurance Assistant

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In the Engineering division, professional engineers mentor students in designing and building space flight hardware and software.

LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every planet in the solar system, Pluto, and beyond (Voyager). We have 23 instruments currently operating on 14 NASA satellites and are developing 14 new instruments for 11 missions funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. Of the $1B in space assets that the Mission Operations & Data Systems division currently operates, two of the missions were developed, built, and managed from LASP. We are a non-profit organization with over 450 professionals, and over 130 students with broad technical capabilities who highly value our culture of excellence.

Hourly Position Open Immediately – 1 Engineering QA Student Assistant

LASP is preparing to interview undergraduate students to hire for maintaining lab work areas and equipment under the Quality Assurance (QA) team’s supervision. Student will be responsible for supporting LASP QA and other Engineering Staff in the following activities:

Job Details:

• Maintain Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Controlled Work Areas
• Perform routine checks of workstations and equipment to verify proper functionality and prevent damage to flight hardware from ESD.
• Set up and repair workstations as necessary.
• Maintain and refurbish ESD-control equipment.
• Monitor expiration schedule for workstation and equipment certifications.
• Job may also include assisting with other QA tasks as assigned by the Flight Assurance Manager.

Required Qualifications:

• Ability to work responsibly and reliably with minimal supervision.
• Ability to maneuver about beneath workstation tables when necessary to install or maintain equipment.
• Must have good organizational skills and the ability to keep accurate records.
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
• Moderate computer skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge of basic electrical theory
• Availability to work 15-20 hours per week

How to Apply:

The ideal undergraduate candidate is a student who is at least 2 years away from graduation in an engineering or science discipline. The position pays hourly. The time commitment for an undergraduate is a maximum 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time over the summer. We are seeking applicants who have availability to work on multiple days weekly, between 15 to 20 hours a week.
Please visit to learn more about LASP. LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment.
Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled. Please submit resume via e-mail (preferred) to: Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates. Due to Export Control requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply. Please include your US citizenship status in your email.
All final applicants being considered for employment are subject to background investigations including a criminal history check and when appropriate a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including veterans, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability.