Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mid-Level Space Mechanisms Engineer to join our team. This position will be located on-site at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Mechanisms Engineer will work in a cross-functional team on the development of space flight and ground support mechanisms, such as motor-driven actuators, deployable systems, optical adjustment mechanisms, robotic tools, and fluid couplings for cryogenic and rocket propellant systems. Generally, a candidate for this position will be encouraged to take on as much responsibility as practical and will be expected to support the entire cradle-to-grave product development process, including requirements development, conceptualization, CAD design, drafting, supplier relationships, procurement and fabrication management, procedure development, contamination control, and hands-on assembly and testing.
B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanisms engineering; or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of experience in mechanisms engineering
Experience with spaceflight mechanisms topics including motors, bearings and lubricants, geared systems, release mechanisms and robotic systems, and the integration of electrical components such as wire harnesses into these systems
Familiarity with performance requirements development for mechanical and electromechanical systems
Proficiency with component design and assembly management using 3D CAD software
Proficiency with ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
Familiarity with commonly used space and commercial specifications for materials, processes, fasteners, mechanical components, connectors, wiring, etc.
Familiarity with common space industry additive and conventional metallic and composite manufacturing processes
Experience with the generation of work orders, assembly procedures and test plans for mechanisms functional, vibration, thermal vacuum and life testing
Familiarity with standard practices for assembly and environmental testing of space flight mechanisms and associated ground support equipment
Effective verbal and written communication, and ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to work under aggressive development schedules
Familiarity with motion simulation software (e.g. PTC Creo/Mechanism) and finite element analysis tools
DOD Secret or higher security clearance or ability to obtain one
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Posting ID: 554941769Posted: 2020-05-21