Test Engineer - ERC (1962)
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Huntsville, AL 35806
As a Test Engineer, the selected candidate will support the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) Imagery Team within the Space Systems Department at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The selected candidate will support development, manufacturing, testing and the necessary documentation of the EUS Imagery System. Emphasis will be on hands-on qualification testing of flight cameras and components as well as coordination with multiple discipline engineers to ensure that the EUS Imagery System is operationally effective per flight requirements.
Duties may include the following:
Support hardware qualification and acceptance testing to include vibration, thermal, and vacuum tests.
Provide technical feasibility assessments of hardware and software.
Support ground support planning, as needed.
Design and development of cables and selecting test equipment.
Generate and maintain required documentation.
Interface with Quality personnel to ensure required records are accurate.
A BS degree from a university or college is required. A degree from an ABET accredited institution in Engineering or a related field is requested. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 10 years of experience, Masters with at least 12 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of experience.
Design, development, documentation and performance testing of flight imagery systems.
Coordination and integration of various disciplines/areas including mechanical, ground support systems, imagery and quality.
ARES or SLS Program.
Contracting between NASA/MSFC and a prime contractor.
Experience in Systems Engineering processes; generating requirements, performing and documenting verification and negotiating interfaces.
Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<5%).
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs’s facilities (10%).
Equipment and Machines
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
ERC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. ERC is a background screening, drug-free workplace