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xEVA Tools Safety Engineer Associate

Job ID: 2117734
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Safety Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

The Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tools Engineer provides Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) support to the Quality and Flight Equipment Division (NT) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for EVA tool projects developed by NASA for NASA programs.  The current scope of EVA tool projects are in support of the International Space Station (ISS) Program, the EVA Office (XX), and new NASA exploration missions (e.g., Gateway, HLS).  The EVA Tools Safety Engineer’s mission for individual EVA tool projects is to assure overall design/safety requirements robustness, to assure adequacy of the overall safety assessment (Hazard Reports and FMEA/CILs), and to provide engineering expertise toward the certification efforts that qualify mission functionality.  Additionally, the engineer will assist the project with anomaly resolution and to communicate any associated project risks up through the appropriate S&MA chain of command.

 

The position provides project support over the entire system lifecycle, including design, assembly, pre-mission planning, integration, launch, flight operations, and return.  As a supporting member to the individual EVA tool project teams, the EVA Tools Safety Engineer contributes to design reviews as the subject matter expert for EVA tools safety to assure design/safety requirements definition and the selection of appropriate testing/verification methods.  As the design matures, the engineer uses risk assessment tools (e.g., Hazard Analysis, FMEA/CILs, Fault Tree Analysis, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)) to identify hazards/causes, to ensure adequate controls are in place, and to eliminate/reduce risk as necessary to mitigate overall system effect.  While formulating the S&MA response to system design and safety products, the engineer integrates and coordinates inputs for all necessary NASA stakeholders (e.g., Engineering, Space and Life Sciences, Program Offices, Flight Operations, etc.) associated with the project and its lifecycle.  The engineer also reviews Testing and Verification Plans to assess adequacy of control strategies and assures that compliance with qualification verifications and the EVA certification process has been met.  Throughout the project’s lifecycle, the engineer provides presentations to S&MA, project, and program management as necessary regarding safety, risk summaries, and dissenting opinions.  

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (e.g., mechanical, aerospace, electrical) or a related STEM field (e.g., math, physics).

 

Required Skills:
  • 0-5 or more years of experience supporting the design and development of NASA hardware projects
  • Superb written and oral communications skills for frequent correspondence with project stakeholders and multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management
  • Excellent people skills required along with demonstrated excellent professional behavior interfacing with customers and department management.
  • Understanding of JSC processes and requirements for the design, engineering, production and test activities of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) for utilization supporting human space flight for BOE development as well as the near real time operational support needs.
  • Familiarity with the NASA JSC GFE flight hardware life cycle and certification process
  • Detailed understanding of the purpose and operation of the various NASA review and approval boards and panels governing the acceptance of GFE hardware and software for human spaceflight application.
  • Must be willing to travel (< 5%), including possible international travel.  If requested for international travel, then must be able to obtain a personal passport as required.

 

 

 

Desired Skills:

 

  • 0-5 years of experience with hazard/safety analysis and/or NASA GFE hardware and operations
  • Experience in real-time operations monitoring
  • Working knowledge of ISS hardware/systems, the operations thereof, and the associated operational environment
  • Familiar with NASA, DOD or other industry Safety, Reliability, and quality processes
  • Familiar with Safety or Reliability related products such as hazard analysis, FMEA/CILs, PRA, and Fault Trees (including prior authoring experience)
  • Experience with project management, planning, scheduling, etc.

 

 

 

 

 



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