Job ID: 204314
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2020
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
xEVA Safety Job Description:
Advanced Extravehicular (EVA) Safety engineers are responsible for safety and mission assurance review and assessment of initial requirements, proposed designs, operations concepts, preliminary safety products, and certification of xEVA end-item projects in support of NASA’s intended Gateway and Lunar exploration missions. These functions are performed in direct support of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Directorate (NA), the NASA JSC EVA Office (XX), the xEVA Project Team, and the applicable support disciplines of the Gateway and Lunar program offices. xEVA Safety engineers are expected to become intimately familiar with the proposed requirements and operational scenarios associated with xEVA activities for the Gateway vehicle, for the Lunar lander vehicle, and for Lunar surface habitation and operations. This will include assurance of preliminary safety requirements and hazard/risk assessments, and xEVA Safety engineers will be responsible for representing the safety position or informing the S&MA Representative of the safety position at various S&MA, XX, and xEVA boards and panels. Extensive oral and written communications are expected to occur with multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management. xEVA Safety engineers are expected to function as an integral member of the xEVA engineering, safety, and operations communities.
xEVA Safety engineers are required to complete a training/certification curriculum, and once certified, serve as mentor to other xEVA Safety or cross-training personnel during their on-the-job training. Cross-training opportunities may be available dependent on funding and resource availability. Example secondary certifications are in the following areas: EMU Safety, EVA Quality Engineering, EVA Safety Operations, and GFE Safety. Currently, travel is expected to be at a minimum, but this is subject to change as Gateway and Lunar program expectations become more clearly defined.
Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace preferred) or STEM degree (hard science such as math or physics preferred).
Candidate must be a US Citizen
5+ years of experience working with EVA hardware/operations and/or providing safety/reliability support for complex space systems.
Development of Safety or Reliability related products such as hazard reports, FMEAs, and Fault Trees.
Familiar with NASA, DOD, or other industry safety, reliability, and quality processes.
Must possess excellent oral or written skills.
Must possess good interpersonal skills.
Experience supporting real-time EVA/EMU operations, ground testing, and/or crew training.
Ability to master S&MA and Engineering processes for the certification of EMU and EVA tools/equipment.
Must be willing to travel (<5%, domestic).
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