A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The SPRL/XTRM Space Physics Research Laboratory in the College of Engineering is seeking an experienced, highly motivated engineer.
XTRM/SPRL Labs is a facility of the College of Engineering that serves clients who are faculty, government agencies (such as NASA and DoD), and commercial companies in the development of unique integrated systems and instrumentation that are often used in challenging environments (e.g. space, artic, above/on/below the water). The XTRM/SPRL Lab professional staff, with faculty and researchers, have built more than 35 space systems and instruments; instrumented numerous sounding rockets, balloons and aircraft; and developed ground-based instruments. For seven decades, this lab has been one of a handful of university centers able to conceive, design, construct, test, and operate space flight instruments — a truly "end-to-end" operation.
The engineer will perform engineering design and testing work in the subfield of space instrumentation for space and planetary sciences with an emphasis on space instrument mechanical design, layout, and mechanical design leadership. The engineer will be responsible for implementation of hardware subsystems in support of primary research and instrument development. This includes assisting with new instrument development and instrument testing using specialized equipment and qualification procedures. Mechanical design is anticipated supporting high voltage power systems. These duties are performed under minimal supervision and direction from experienced engineers:
Mechanical design, instrument layouts, and CAD model development
Instrument testing, including use of specialized equipment, and qualification
Support of proposal development especially in space systems
Design for sensors and equipment that operates in extreme environments of temperature, vacuum, radiation, and must survive the harsh vibration and shock of the spacecraft launch environment
BS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or relevant areas
2 years of mechanical engineering experience
Familiarity with spacecraft and instrument mechanical design
Familiarity with the space environment including laboratory environmental testing & qualification
Work as part of a team of faculty, research scientists, engineers, and technicians
MS or other advanced degree in engineering, physics, or mathematics
5-10 years spacecraft mechanical engineering experience
Experience in industry or student projects designing systems and equipment for application in space environments, especially with consideration to space environment testing and mechanical design.
Experience in industry or student projects with space system hardware
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. A higher salary may be considered for an exceptionally qualified candidate.
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