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Actalent Robotics Engineer in Greenbelt, Maryland


Seeking an individual to work as a robotic systems integration & test engineer in a hardware testing and validation effort for spaceflight HW development. Will help to work on mechanical and electromechanical systems testing performed on a testbed and in a controlled environment. Will be working as a testbed lead for the Servicing Phase Test Lead which is the person leading the testing efforts on a testbed which is testing the docking/interfaces of mission supporting satellites and spacecrafts.


  • Troubleshoot and identify design issues in high reliability spacecraft robotics and provide feedback on test results.

  • Create and modify existing test cases, plans, procedures to ensure the mission systems level requirements from NASA are appropriately tested and verified. Creates and modifies WOAs.

  • Perform computer controlled or software application driven testing and troubleshooting as well as manual troubleshooting for high reliability robotics hardware.

  • Setup and breakdown of specialty test hardware mounts and stations.

  • Work to setup, coordinate and operate testing hardware racks to verify functionality of hardware to match the mission objectives.

  • Oversee Test Readiness Review processes and oversee execution of the tests.

  • Working with multiple teams to test HW involves frequently coordinating test efforts and communicating with different groups in order to be able to help drive the testing effort to successful completion. Leading through influence and holding individuals and teams responsible for inputs.

  • Help to record, document properly and analyze test data from mechanical and electro-mechanical testing.

  • Identify requirements to be validated and/or verified during the testing process.

  • Formulate test plans, procedures, and work order authorization documents.

Worksite Location: Greenbelt, Maryland - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Remote/Onsite: Will be working onsite.

Top Skills Details:

Electromechanical, electrical testing, electrical troubleshooting, electrical schematic, mechanical troubleshooting, hardware troubleshooting, Electrical, Mechanical, integration testing, electrical test, electromechanical system, test equipment, test case, test plan, robotics, automation, autonomous, hardware, hardware test, hardware testing, Test engineering, Validation, mechanical testing & troubleshooting, Robotic programming, Robot.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering preferred or related engineering discipline plus enough relevant experience acceptable. Specific experience in robotics or mechatronics is highly desired.

  • At least 7-10 yrs of professional experience working in a high reliability environment.

  • Experience with qualification and validation of hardware for systems level requirements.

  • Creation of test cases and test procedures for high reliability robotics hardware.

  • Experience with analyzing test results from hardware testing efforts.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience performing HW troubleshooting, HW testing, HW verification efforts including creating and modifying test cases/ plans and working with a team to execute and document the results of those tests for a high reliability robotics mission.

  • Experience working in a high reliability environment. This is spaceflight centric but experience can be from other relevant high reliability industries.

  • Experience with mechanical and electromechanical hardware verification and validation.

  • Experience with documentation and analysis of hardware test results.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be U.S. person or obtain U.S. citizenship.

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