ENGINEER III - Mechanical Integration

    • Greenbelt, MD

Working with NASA flight projects, a mechanical integration engineer III will work as a lead or a member of the team developing mechanical designs or concepts for systems or subsystems to meet requirements space vehicle or ground support equipment specifications. Leads and or supports the mechanical integration team to develop the space systems or ground support systems in order to meet highly aggressive program schedules. Prepare specifications and presentation materials in accordance with established guidelines to meet customer schedules and budgets. Perform "hands-on" mechanical integration and test tasks, as required, to meet program schedules. Leads and/or works with an integrated team of technicians and engineers in the design, fabrication, analysis, assembly, integration, testing and field support of spaceflight hardware, non-flight hardware and GSE on time and under budget.

May also perform other duties associated within area of assignment as directed by lead personnel or management.

  • Perform analysis, test, design and development for engineering projects.
  • Design, develop and document components, hardware or software.
  • Analyze requirements for material, structural components or functional system assignment. Release results as design data after review from other engineers.
  • Develop and/or approve detailed test procedures, test set up and instrumentation used. Test models, prototypes, subassemblies or production components. Plan strategies for analysis, test and design used for task planning and execution. Document results of analysis, test and design.
  • Develop original ideas on preliminary design concepts with other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve the maximum ideal design. Prepare specifications and requirements.
  • Coordinate support and personnel from other areas such as Optics, Thermal, Structural Dynamics, EMI/EMC, Electrical and Contamination Control, etc.
  • Interface directly with program management and/or program engineers to develop detailed assembly procedures, operational flow, logistics, schedule, personnel requirements and maintain space flight hardware inventories and log books.
  • Develop detailed estimates, define mechanical ground support equipment required to support integration activities and serve as liaison with Project personnel in setting schedules documenting design changes, and fabricating components and material selections.
  • Possess effective communication skills and work effectively with customer and project personnel.
  • Develop and/or approve detailed procedures for interfacing and handling space flight hardware.
  • Develop and present presentations outlining various mechanical integration operations.
  • Possess sound knowledge of facility and NASA requirements.
  • May also perform temporary duties in other areas or other duties associated with area of assignment.


    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in field (or 6 years of direct NASA related experience) is required or similar position complexity as determined by management.
  • BS in Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering or Physics or a related degree from accredited university.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and interface/communicate effectively with other leads, engineering personnel or management.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and adhere to strict time schedules and deadlines
  • Must possess experience in the analysis of space flight hardware and ground support equipment.
  • Must possess high-level of initiative and the ability to lead and use own judgment to make decisions which allow continuity of work flow.
  • Must be self-motivated leader, possess a 'hands-on' attitude and be a "Team Player" with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to organize time, assignments and properly prioritize efforts for maximum effectiveness.
  • Must be capable of passing required physical examinations and possess certification or be capable of successfully completing training for: electro-static discharge, hazard communications, fall protection, personal protective equipment, and other training directed by management.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the integration, handling, movement and lifting of space flight hardware and misc GSE.
  • Knowledge of environmental test facilities at NASA / Goddard building 7/10/15/29 testing complex.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with spaceflight hardware handling, lifting and testing equipment.
  • Experience and practical ability generating/writing handling and lifting procedures.
  • Experience with Mechanical design software, AutoCad, CREO, etc.
  • Experience with Crane, Man-Lifts, Boom and Forklifts.
  • General desktop experience for Windows based office suite.
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