Mechanical Systems Safety Engineer to support ISS Safety Review Panels (ISRP)

    Jacobs Engineering
    Houston, TX
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $10.96 - $21.15

    Job Description

    Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

    We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

    We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program - the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon's surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

    We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind's understanding of the origins of our solar system.

    We need you to be a part of our team!

    We are currently in need of a Mechanical Systems Safety Engineer to support ISS Safety Review Panels (ISRP)to join our team with Barrios Technology, Inc., a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

    As a Mechanical Systems Safety Engineer to support ISS Safety Review Panels (ISRP) you will:
    • Provide reviews of flight hardware design details, including component dimensioning and tolerances, hardware assembly and functionality, proper material and process selections, and effective inspection and testing.
    • Provide reviews of other required design documentation.
    • Provide reviews of mechanical systems-associated flight safety hazards, including appropriate controls and verifications.
    • Assure that IVA/EVA and other mechanism development requirements have been appropriately applied to hardware design and analysis.
    • Assure that Payload Developer (PD) processes meet or exceed NASA system requirements.
    • Provide reviews of other ISRP safety documentation, such as Safety Data Packages (SDPs), Hazard Reports (HRs), and Non-Compliance Reports (NCRs).
    • Assure that hazard control verification methods (analysis, test, inspection, demonstration) meet the appropriate requirements.
    • Provide reviews of Mechanical Systems-specific documentation, such as Mechanical Systems Verification Plan (MSVP), Fault Tolerance (FT) requirements Matrix, and Design for Minimum Risk (DFMR) Matrix.
    • Assure that adequate levels of Fault Tolerance are provided to meet requirements based on hazard severities.
    • Represent the ISS Structures and Mechanisms Group, as the Mechanical Systems Safety Engineer / Subject Matter Expert (SME).
    • Attend Panel reviews, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), and Working Groups (WGs), as needed.
    • Work in a team environment, with SMEs of other disciplines, to assure consistent treatment of interrelated issues.
    • Work directly with Payload Developers (PDs), Safety Panel Engineers (SPEs), and Engineering Directorate (EA) representatives to help resolve issues, when possible, ahead of other meetings, to enable more efficient and effective use of group time.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications :

    Required Education/Experience/Skills:

    This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.
    • BS degree from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of direct experience, or a MS degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of direct experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct experience.
    • Experience designing and analyzing mechanisms.
    • Experience in all phases of the engineering design process (including concept brainstorming, requirements definition, prototyping, detailed design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, and validation).
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, structural, materials, and fracture control engineers.
    • Familiarization with IVA, EVA, and other appropriate mechanism development requirements.
    • Familiarization with NASA system process requirements.
    • Understanding of requirement verification methods (analysis, test, inspection, demonstration) and which methods are appropriate for each requirement.
    • Understanding of human space flight system engineering and integration practices.
    Requisition Preferences:
    • Familiarization with mechanical systems and their development.
    • Familiarization with mechanical systems associated flight safety hazards, including appropriate controls and verifications.
    • Understanding of historical design problems and effective resolutions.
    • Ability to identify potential design problems and provide rationale and advice for mitigating them.
    • Provide Payload Developers (PDs) with recommendations for engineering development, qualification testing, and acceptance testing that will properly satisfy verification of requirements.
    • Familiarization with materials selection for IVA/EVA applications.
    • Familiarization with effects of extreme environment conditions, such as vacuum, temperature variations, and launch loads.
    • Experience using solid modeling CAD software, such as PTC CREO or ProE.
    • Familiarization with JSC Engineering Drawing System Manual (JPR 8500).
    • Familiarization with JSC Fabrication Tolerances and Practices (SKZ36103755).
    • Experience designing hardware and creating drawings for NASA/JSC.
    Why Work on Our Team?

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    In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:
    • Excellent personal and professional career growth
    • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
    • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
    • Much, much more!
    For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
    • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.
    Essential Functions

    Work Environment
    Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

    Physical Requirements
    Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).

    Equipment and Machines
    Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

    Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

    Other Essential Functions
    Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

    Posting ID: 558253923Posted: 2020-05-21