SAIC is looking for a Senior xEMU Safety Engineer to support the NASA SMAEC contract at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
- Responsible for performing hazard, FMEA, and associated risk assessments on the new spacesuit design currently under development at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
- This position will entail the authoring of required safety paperwork (HRs, NCRs, FMEAs, CILs) for official NASA review and approval toward final acceptance and certification of the new spacesuit.
- Expected to become intimately familiar with the design and operation of the xEMU, the safety requirements the xEMU project must follow in support of its demonstration mission aboard the ISS vehicle, and the supporting FMEA, CILs, Hazard Reports, Procedures, and Certification data for the xEMU system.
- Responsible for representing the safety position or informing the S&MA Representative of the safety position at various S&MA, XX, and xEMU boards and panels.
- Extensive oral and written communications are expected to occur with multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management, including briefings of xEMU safety products to ISS boards/panels and xEMU risks to NASA Headquarters Office of S&MA (OSMA).
- Developing xEMU safety products will be in tandem with the standard lifecycle design process followed by NASA Engineering and will support deliverables as necessary at key milestone reviews, such as SRR, PDR, and CDR.
- Additional involvement in ground testing activities and in the review of corresponding test results as they apply to hazard/FMEA control verifications.
- Will support routine xEMU project-related meetings as required to remain cognizant of changes to account for in the safety assessment as the spacesuit design evolves.
- Will be expected to voice any safety concern and any opportunity to improve overall safety/reliability of the spacesuit design.
- Will monitor anomalies and assess as necessary for potential impacts to the xEMU safety assessment.
- This position also includes project management tasks involving tracking of product delivery schedules, identifying resource issues, providing a status to management, and assisting with tasking/budget definitions.
- Required to complete a training/certification curriculum, and once certified, serve as mentor to other xEMU 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.
- Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace preferred) or STEM degree (hard science such as math or physics preferred).
- 4 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
- 5+ years of experience working with EMU/space suit systems 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 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 equipment.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to obtain a Public Trust
- Must be willing to travel (< 5%, domestic).
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