Fracture Control Engineer

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 01-02-2019
All qualified resumes will receive feedback within 24 hours
The candidate selected for this critical role will:
  • Provide expertise in fracture control processes as used in the design, development, test, evaluation and processing of aerospace hardware.
  • Advise on the solution of fracture control related problems.
  • Participate in technical reviews as required. 
  • Participate in the effort of identifying anomalies and serves as a technical expert providing engineering recommendations, as required for resolution of any associated problems or issues.
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degree and four (4) years direct engineering experience.
  • Extensive knowledge in Fracture Classification and experience and evidence of NASA Program support in this area.
  • In-depth knowledge of fracture control as it relates to implementation of fracture control requirements on spaceflight hardware, and a good understanding of the risks associated with Fracture Classifications.
  • Understanding of NASA Standards and requirements for fracture control processes and standards.
  • Engineer with experience Materials and Processes in aerospace structures, pressure systems, and mechanisms.
  • General knowledge of engineering materials (metals, intermetallics, ceramics, polymers, and composites) as well as a basic understanding of engineering systems (fasteners, pressure vessels, etc.) and Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques.
  • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels.
  • Ability to work effectively, rationally and quickly in real-time environments of rapid-change, conflicting requirements, and occasional pressure.
  • Familiar with NASGRO.
  • Fracture Mechanics knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
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