SAIC is seeking a mechanical engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD.
The Satellite Servicing Projects Division at NASA GSFC develops technology to advance the state of robotic servicing technology to enable the routine servicing of satellites that were not designed with servicing in mind. Also, the division develops technology for in-space repair, maintenance, assembly, manufacturing, and satellite disposal.
The engineer will provide mechanical engineering support to the various programs in the Satellite Servicing Projects Division.
Job duties include:
• Perform design, analysis, and test of complex materials, structural components, functional systems, and tool assemblies for both engineering unit and flight hardware
• Develop static and dynamic designs and analysis of mechanical systems, equipment and packages
• Design, document, and model mechanical designs and solutions
• Develop original designs and elaborate on or update preliminary and legacy design concepts
• Conduct feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs
• Provide design information to drafting for packaging documentation
• Evaluate completed designs with team members and management and make modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design
• Develop and coordinate test programs required to evaluate design work, engineering unit hardware, and flight hardware
• Support the design and fabrication of the mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) to safely handle critical and flight hardware
• Work in lab and cleanroom facilities with hardware, ground support equipment, and test equipment
• Ensure that the quality, accuracy, and integrity of your technical documentation, reports, and deliverables comply with NASA and Restore-L standards, project plans, and policies
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or closely related field with 2+ years of related experience
• Practical experience using principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in solving mechanical engineering problems, with the ability to perform trade studies, develop conceptual configurations, engineer piece-parts and mechanical systems, and facilitate the fabrication, assembly, and qualification of MGSE and flight hardware
• Practical experience using CREO, or equivalent CAD software. Experience with CREO mechanism modeling module is a plus.
• Experience in mechanical engineering disciplines for the design, analysis and test of mechanical hardware, preferably including engineering mechanics (statics and dynamics), strength of materials, structural design, machine design, structural/mechanical testing, manufacturing engineering, mechanical systems, and machine shop practices
• Strong communication skills and ability to interface with engineers, analysts, designers, manufacturing specialists, machine shop, flight techs, and project staff
• Knowledge of NASA mechanical/mechanism design criteria and standard practices
• Knowledge of materials, treatments, and coatings related to space-flight design and operation of mechanisms
• Experience developing and delivering mechanical hardware, assemblies, and mechanical systems
• An advanced working knowledge of space flight mechanisms with a focus on: actuators, motors, power transmission, bearing design, electro-mechanical mechanisms, and tribology
• Hands-on experience in mechanical integration of spacecraft flight systems, especially in a clean room and/or high bay
• Experience with Configuration Management Systems (TDMS, Windchill, equivalent)
• Firm grasp and understanding of ANSI drafting and tolerance standards
• Ability to create and tolerance individual piece-parts and assembly drawings
• Understanding of advanced fabrication and manufacturing methods
• Knowledge of mechanical design as it relates to 1-G mechanism development, testing, and operations
• Demonstrated experience with space robotics, vision systems, end-effectors, and tools
• Environmental testing experience (thermal, vibration, shock) as it relates to verification and validation of ground and space-flight hardware
• Knowledge of General Environmental Verification Specification (GEVS) and NASA 5017
• Working knowledge of materials, coatings, and related processes as it applies to space-flight hardware
• Practical knowledge of Standards for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
• Experience planning for and leading complex mechanical integration activities.
• Experience writing assembly and test procedures, process requirements, and mechanical hardware requirements
• Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.)
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