Mechanisms Engineer

Scitor   •  

Greenbelt, MD

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 40 days ago

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JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC is seeking a mid-level Mechanisms Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Restore-L program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Restore-L mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Satellite Servicing Project Division (SSPD) managed mission. Restore- L is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the Restore-L Mission through an integrated team at GSFC.



  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The candidateshall have a strong technical base in the following areas:

  • Five years or more of mechanical engineer experience, i.e. development, manufacture, assembly, and test of space-flight mechanisms
  • Experience with CREO, or equivalent CAD software
  • Knowledge of NASA mechanical/mechanism design criteria and standard practices preferred
  • Firm grasp and understanding of ANSI drafting and tolerance standards required
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic group environment
  • Knowledge of materials, treatments, and coatings related to space-flight design and operation of mechanisms
  • Understanding of advanced fabrication and manufacturing methods
  • Experience with Configuration Management Systems (TDMS, Windchill, equivalent)
  • Knowledge of mechanical design as it relates to 1-G mechanism development, testing, and operations
  • Demonstrated experience with space robotics, vision systems, end-effectors and tools
  • Environmental testing experience (thermal, vibration, shock) as it relates to verification and validation of ground and space-flight hardware
  • Ability to create and tolerance individual piece-parts and assembly drawings
  • Ability to develop flight operational procedures
  • Candidate should have a Bachelors degree in related discipline and five years related experience; or Mastersdegree or three years related experience.

Job ID: 441171