Peraton is looking for a Aerospace Engineer (NASA – Sounding Rocket Program) #EngineerJobs
Responsibilities NASAs Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC) is a sub-orbital space flight program located at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), a part of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). NSROC provides suborbital launch vehicles, payload development and field operations support to NASAs Science Mission Directorate. The program enables the collection of Earth, Heliophysics and Astrophysics science. This position will require an individual to be able to work individually and work in a team environment. Applicant will be in the Launch Vehicle Engineering group for sounding rocket missions. The application will support mechanical design and testing of standard launch vehicle systems components. This position will require an individual to be locally located to support efforts on base as well as be able to support required telework. Applicant will work on a variety of projects, typically multiple at any one time. The Launch Vehicle Engineer (Propulsion) is responsible for the design, testing and field operations support related to sounding rocket vehicle systems including solid rocket motor booster and sustainer stages, flight termination, recovery, and stage ignition/separation. They research, develop, design, and test vehicle related components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of aerospace engineering. They are responsible for the production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings. Responsibilities may include: Troubleshooting, documenting and dispositioning non conformances and anomalies associated with solid rocket motors Supporting sub-orbital rocket launches by engineering vehicle systems and flight termination systems. Specializing in analysis of solid rocket motor dynamics. Developing and revising procedures and processes related to hazardous operations involving pyrotechnic devices, ordnance, and solid rocket motors. Manage inventory of flight hardware used in the NSROC standard systems Manage inventory of vehicle related pyrotechnics and ordnance. Operate sounding rocket vehicle systems ground support equipment (GSE) during payload integration and testing, launch operations, and throughout suborbital flight. Develop technical vehicle component test procedures and reports. Conduct hazardous testing involving pyrotechnics. Production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings. Utilize ground support equipment to test system components Contribute to the development of new engineering products or specialty products, and specifications. Participate in technical interchange discussions with customers and experimenters. Manage the activities required to meet the objectives of assigned design and development projects. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Awareness Quality Management System Ordnance Awareness Supporting the integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems, and generating related documentation. Serve as cognizant engineer for launch vehicles on NASA sounding rocket missions Qualifications Required Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree (BS) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other STEM field is required. Zero to 2 years of engineering experience. Knowledge of test instrumentation including, but not limited to, Power Supplies, DMMs, vibration tables, strength and bend testing, etc. Any understanding of basic static and dynamic analysis related to flight structures. Desired Qualifications: BS/MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Preferred. Familiarity with hazardous operations and procedures. Experience with structural analysis Proficiency with MatLab and Python Solidworks Certification Solid Rocket Motor Design and Analysis SPP (Solid Performance Prediction) dynamic motor analysis Solid Rocket propellant formulation Solid rocket propellant grain manufacturing/ design Solid Rocket Motor testing /instrumentation / static fire Hazardous Operation Procedure Creation Rocket Motor Hazard Classification Experience with ordnance systems involving solid rocket motors, initiators/igniters NASA safety requirements regarding ordnance components and ordnance ignition systems. Environmental test requirements and interpretation of test results for environments such as mechanical shock, random vibration, sine vibration, and acceleration. Peraton Overview Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Target Salary Range $30,000 – $48,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors. EEO An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.