- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Design
- ASME Codes & Standards
Purpose of the Position
Syncom Space Services, Inc. (S3) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Engineering Services Department team at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center. The ideal candidate will assist in the design and analysis of new site or test facility systems or modifications to existing site or test facility systems.
Specific Job Duties
Development of mechanical designs for construction of new or modification to existing facilities
Monitor and report weekly on the status of all current design projects; design schedule and actual cost
Prepare plans and specifications in conjunction with other project team members for construction packages
Develops fluid and thermal analysis models, component calibration models, and test data review packages in support of rocket propulsion testing.
Participation in the entire design cycle of fluid subsystems including conceptual design, thermo-fluid modeling, structural layout and analysis, integration, and test and mission support
Designing and routing individual fluid subsystems (i.e. propellant feed, pressurization, pneumatics, discharge and capture) including discrepancy resolution
Designing fluid component groups (i.e. solenoid valves, regulators, pressure vessels) including specification, procurement, processing, and discrepancy resolution of specific components
Prepares plans and drawings using design software. Performs various analyses, including dimensional, thermal, and structural, qualification, integration, etc. to assist in the identification of correct configuration, integrity and feasibility of design(s).
Structural design and analysis of fluid subsystems including developing 3D models, assembly and detail drawings.
Fluid component and subsystem and system level testing including test planning, test execution, data reduction, and data analysis
Project planning, scheduling and cost estimation
Develop heat load analysis models, flow models, etc. as required for the design of facility systems. Systems include, but are not limited to: Cryogenic and gas systems
Assist in the review of vendor/contractor submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs) and change orders to bring product design from engineering phase to be completed construction
Perform trade studies and conceptual design studies to support site-wide improvements
Assist other departments as needed with engineering support
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited university
MS degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering degree a plus
Experience with aircraft, spacecraft, or vehicles in the detail design of aerospace or equivalent type fluid systems and components
Working knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, and fittings
Knowledge of fabrication, integration processes and quality control relative to tubes/piping and machined components
Working knowledge of materials and treatments
Experience working with mechanical design principles and practices. Knowledge of and application of current industry standards, such as, but not limited to: ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, ASME B31.3 Process Piping, ASHRAE 90.1, International Building Code, etc.
Special Knowledge and Skills Required
Experience with cryogenic systems
Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred.
Experience with Creo Parametric, PTC Windchill, FLUENT, ANSYS, Flowmaster, MathCad, Autopipe, CAD and/or Winplot.
Knowledge of software/codes (Visual BASIC, FORTRAN, C, etc.) a plus.
Experience in design of piping systems; knowledge of process piping standards (ASME B31.3) and pressure vessel codes (ASME BPVC Section VIII).
Coursework or experience associated with aerospace propulsion systems
Experience with the application and use of welding
Good organizational and planning skills
Good Communication skills
Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions
Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge.
Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, or INS Citizenship documents on date of hire (candidate will be sent home if this paperwork is not provided upon arrival on date of hire).
Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.
Must have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license.