Job ID: 1927734
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to support NASA’s present and future human spaceflight programs in support of the Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract II (SMAEC II). You will focus on providing expertise on the design, development, test and evaluation of active and passive thermal control systems for NASA’s Orion Program. You will be responsible for ensuring spacecraft thermal control systems comply with all applicable Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) requirements. Some travel to vendors, prime contractor sites, and/or vehicle processing centers may be required. Specific tasks include:
Evaluation of spacecraft design and operations for compliance to NASA Safety and Mission Assurance requirements and system certification limits / constraints
Evaluation of changes to requirements, materials, and processes for potential impacts to flight safety and mission success
Evaluation of prime contractor processes and products including hazard analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, design verification analysis, reliability and maintainability analysis, limited life item time/cycle tracking reports, hardware qualification and acceptance test reports
Identify, characterize and provide recommendations regarding mitigation of safety and mission assurance risks to senior management
Participation in failure analysis and problem resolution
Collect and analyze data for risk assessments and reliability and maintainability reports.
Required Education and Experience: BS in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other science degree.
Minimum 5 years related experience
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills
High degree of technical excellence, integrity, and self-initiative
Ability to work effectively across multiple organizations / stakeholders and within a teaming environment to get results
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches, and propose solutions to technical problems
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Power Point, Excel)
Must be a US citizen and able to pass a public trust security clearance.
Experience with spacecraft thermal control systems design, test and verification, maintenance, and operations
Safety and Mission Assurance experience is desirable with emphasis on development and utilization of system safety (hazard analysis) and reliability analyses (FMEA/CIL, PRA, RBDA, FTA) to inform and influence design, test and verification activities, and planned flight operations.
Experience performing root cause analysis and development of fault trees to support anomaly / non-conformance investigations.
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