Materials and Process Engineer

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 07-06-2018
  • Implement NASA certification and oversight protocols for materials & processes used in space flight hardware.
  • Develop a project Materials and Process Plan Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (x-EMU) project.Implement NASA certification and oversight protocols for materials & processes used in space flight hardware.
  • Be familiar with metallic and non-metallic materials specifications, properties, testing.
  • Review project documentation and specifications to ensure NASA standards are met with regard to flammability control, toxicity, compatibility, and off-gassing of materials used in spaceflight hardware.
  • Provide Material and Processes design support, including materials selection, design for corrosion prevention, and processes specification.
  • Provide input to project specifications and ensure appropriate materials requirements are incorporated into all project specifications at the right level.
  • Provide support for Materials certification for spaceflight hardware.Apply JSC Material and Processes standards when reviewing and approving flight drawings.
  • Perform failure analysis on spacecraft hardware and ground support equipment. Perform other duties as required.
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.
  • BS degree in Mechanical engineering, Metallurgical engineering, or Materials engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of ten (10)  years of direct engineering experience
  • MS degree in Mechanical engineering, Metallurgical engineering, or Materials engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of eight (8) years of direct engineering experience
  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical engineering, Metallurgical engineering, or Materials engineering and a minimum of four (4) years of experience.
  • Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office is required.
Preferences:
  • Knowledge of NASA Standards used for spaceflight hardware.
  • Previous experience supporting Materials and Processes for NASA/Aerospace projects.
  • Knowledge of control flammability of materials in oxygen enriched environments.
  • Previous experience with Extravehicular Activity (EVA) hardware.
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