Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide.
We are searching for a subject matter expert to support Core Stage Propulsion integration at MAF. Working in a highly integrated team, you will perform integration activities across Core Stage Subsystems and across Elements to enable the design, integration, test, and operation of the SLS. The Core Stage structural mechanical systems include support beams and struts, structures, LOX and Hydrogen propellant tanks, feedlines, fluids, propellants, plumbing, piping, actuators, valves, sensors, avionic supports, TPS and fasteners.
Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:
Participate in technical interchange, project planning, production and integration status and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of design requirements, issues, action items, and resolution activities.
Participate in and support Material Review and Engineering Review Boards (MRB and ERB) in support of the structural/mechanical related issues.
Provide Subject Matter Expert support to the MSFC engineering and project personnel any findings or issues from the MRB or ERB and provide verbal and written communications regarding any structural or mechanical topics.
Identify issues, pursue resolutions and provide supporting analyses related to any structural/mechanical systems, proof testing, fasteners or epoxies. Complete assigned action items.
Conduct trade studies/assessments to determine the optimal design and integration solutions.
Collect data and perform assessments of the system to continually assess compliance against design and integration across Elements.
Provide integration subject matter insight, evaluation and review of Core Stage verification compliance documents at the element level.
Evaluate Change Requests for impacts to structural/mechanical systems and vehicle integration.
Review relevant verification and validation information for structural and mechanical systems, proof testing, fasteners and epoxies.
Document and deliver results with recommendations.
Other duties as assigned.
A degree in Mechanical or Aerospace or from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typical educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 18 years of related mechanical or aerospace engineering or BS with at least 20 years of related mechanical or aerospace engineering experience.
Skills and experience should demonstrate:
Recognized expert in mechanical/structural design and integration for aerospace applications is required.
Complete understanding of fracture analysis, proof testing, fasteners, and epoxies is required.
Working knowledge and experience with NASA or commercial space flight design and verification and flight operations documentation and requirements is required.
Experience participating in Engineering Review and Material Review Boards is required.
Skilled in deliberating, advising, advocating, and negotiating resolution of critical issues is required.
Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment is required.
Prior experience with NASA or its contractors is desired.
Membership (or equivalent recognition) on an external technical society, committee/board is desired.
Familiar with NASA or DoD standards and specifications is desired.
U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.
Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.