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MEI Technologies, Inc Mechanism Docking Systems Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, Florida


Mechanism Docking Systems Engineer

NASA Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, FL

Minimum 7 years of directly related experience is required for consideration.

The ideal candidate:

Will have a key impact on the certification and operation of docking systems for Gateway.

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  • Provide insight and oversight of the design, analysis, test, manufacturing, and operation of docking systems supporting Gateway

  • Become familiar with the details of the NASA Docking System Block 1 and/or Block 2, and/or other provider docking system designs as needed

  • Review proprietary Commercial partner and international partner documentation on their vehicle design as pertains to installation and operation of the docking system

  • Analyze partner requirements to assess conflicts, gaps, and adequate flow down and decomposition of the NASA program requirements

  • Participate in for NASA in design/test/certification reviews and provide specific comments to docking-system related documentation (particularly NASA Docking System or Gateway interface design, test and verification requirements, linkage to interface requirements, analysis or test results, and acceptable verification closure data)

  • Review and provide comments to Docking-related Safety Hazard reports, participate in the NASA safety panel reviews

  • Preparation and/or review of variances, exceptions and/or waivers to NASA requirements

  • Participate in a real-time flight support role requiring knowledge of docking system and vehicle operations, flight rules, and contingency procedures.

  • Work in a team environment and report to the team lead to provide status on progress and issues and for support

  • Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and other NASA providers.

  • Travel as needed to other NASA centers and commercial partner facilities,

  • Perform other duties as required


Required Experience:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (8) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (6) years of related engineering experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, be able to work in a team, and develop cooperative relationships with NASA, international, and commercial partners

  • Structural or mechanical system design experience including familiarity with design and analysis tools and testing methods

  • Ability to track multiple tasks and prioritize work independently

  • Self-motivation and quick learner to adapt to the broad array of subjects and issues encountered

    Desired Experience:

  • Minimum of five (2) years of experience with hardware and/or operations in direct engineering experience on space vehicles

  • Experience with, or exposure to, docking systems and docking operations

  • A working knowledge and experience with ISS, Gateway and/or Commercial Crew design and verification documentation and requirements

  • Working knowledge of NASA standards, practices and requirements including safety, fault tolerance, FMEAs and unique disciplines (i.e. mechanisms, Structures, Materials, etc.)

  • Experience with using CAD tools to open and manipulate CAD models or STP files in Creo

  • Systems Engineering experience/background or a desire to learn systems engineering

    About Aegis Aerospace

    We are a woman-owned space and technology company headquartered in Houston, TX. Our primary objective is to support the Department of Defense and NASA in achieving their missions to defend the security of our country, reach new heights and to discover the unknown. We employ some of the brightest, most experienced engineering and technology experts in the U.S.

    To learn more about Aegis Aerospace, visit our website

    Aegis Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer /M/F/disability/protected veteran employer.

Job LocationsUS-FL-Kennedy Space Center

Posted Date1 week ago(2/12/2024 5:25 PM)

Job ID2024-3530

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Location : LocationUS-FL-Kennedy Space Center

TypeFull Time Exempt (FTE)