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Jacobs ESSCA Group TVC Systems Integration and Component Development Engineer #ADV000835 in Huntsville, Alabama

The Thrust Vector Control (TVC) Systems Integration and Components Development Propulsion Team is seeking a TVC Systems Integration and Components Engineer to work onsite at Marshall Space Flight Center.

Activities may include but not be limited to:

Provide TVC Hydraulic Actuator and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) / Controller expertise to NASAs Propulsion Department.

Provide TVC Electro-Mechanical Actuator and Controller expertise to NASAs Propulsion Department.

Provide TVC experience related to design, analysis, APU and controller integration and development/verification testing, launch support, and evaluation.

Evaluate and provide comments to design requirements, hardware/software configurations, performance characteristics, launch/test conditions, launch/test telemetry, operations and maintenance documents, launch commit criteria, post flight analysis.

Develop control strategies for electromechanical systems.

Design algorithms, implement feedback control loops and develop software interfaces to regulate system behavior.

Provide oversight or insight for commercial partner TVC hydraulic systems designs during reviews and other activities with an understanding of hydrazine and gaseous hydrogen powered turbopumps.

Participate in anomaly and failure investigation teams and identify and pursue resolution of issues.

Create or review specifications for in-house and purchased hardware.

Create test plans and oversee qualification testing.

Analyze test and flight data and create performance reports and deliver results with recommendations.

Perform hands-on test preparation for TVC assembly in a lab environment.

Provide updates to Program Management periodically.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

A degree in Engineering or related (STEM) field is required. A degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 14 years of experience; MS with at least 18 years of experience, or a BS with at least 20 years of experience.

Required Experience / Skills:

Experience in the following areas:

Relevant experience in the design areas of hydraulic actuators, auxiliary power units, controllers, hydraulic pumps, electro-mechanical actuators, avionics, power systems, and actuator mechanisms.

Working knowledge of fabrication, integration processes, and quality control techniques relative to components, tubes, and/or welded hardware.

Knowledge of sealing materials for aerospace components.

Experience with test and evaluation of aerospace components.

Experience with Program Logic Controllers and Field Programmable Logic Arrays.

Desired Experience / Skills:

Working knowledge of component design such as actuators, mechanisms, valves, bellows, tubes, latches and pressurized components, LVDTs, aerospace hardware.

Knowledge of NASA and/or aerospace design and construction standards or relevant industry standards.

Experience with launch vehicle or ground cryogenic and pressure systems.

Experience with Shuttle and SRB TVC Systems

Supplier management involving sourcing components.

Experience with Matlab, Simulink, LabView, WinPlot.

Experience in 3D CAD programs (Creo preferred).

Experience with GDandT (ASME Y14.5).

Excellent technical writing and presentation skills.


Up to 10% of time.