Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
Country: United States
This work is in support of the Space Launch Systems (SLS) program as well as other new and existing programs at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The successful candidate will perform structural strength analysis for both flight and non-flight hardware.
Job duties include development of formal stress analysis packages for structural systems using strength of materials and finite element based methods, interfacing with design engineers to provide inputs to preliminary designs, development and delivery of reports and presentations to management, and collaboration with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers in the development of integrated flight hardware and Ground Support Equipment.
The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
To discover more about:
* JSEG, google YesWeAreRocketScientists.com using your favorite search engine!
* The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/
Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering or Engineering Mechanics or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.
* At least 7 years experience in the application of finite element methods and the assessment of failure mechanisms such as rupture, yield, buckling, fatigue and fracture
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Familiarity with NASA standards and MSFC Specifications
* Experience of seven or more years working with finite element software: Femap, Patran, NASTRAN, Abaqus, Ansys Workbench, Ansys
* Experience with the design and analysis of joints containing mechanical fasteners, adhesives, welds, and composite/metallic 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 (<15%).
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 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.
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