Fracture Control Engineer

Position ID: ADV0007XK

Posting Date: December 14, 2023

Location: Houston, TX

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Fracture Control Engineer to join our JETS II contract team at Johnson Space Center.


– Provide expertise in fracture control processes as used in the design, development, test, evaluation and processing of aerospace hardware.
– Advise on the solution of fracture control related problems:
– Participate in technical reviews as required.
– Participate in the effort of identifying anomalies and serves as a technical expert providing engineering
recommendations, as required for resolution of any associated problems or issues.
– Evaluate compliance of flight hardware against established fracture control requirements.
– Perform other duties as required.


– BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
– Extensive knowledge in Fracture Classification and experience, and evidence of NASA Program support in this area.
– In-depth knowledge of fracture control as it relates to implementation of fracture control requirements on spaceflight hardware, and a good understanding of the risks associated with Fracture Classifications.
– Understanding of NASA Standards and requirements for fracture control processes and standards.
– General knowledge of engineering materials as well as a basic understanding of engineering systems and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques.
– Understanding of Failure Analysis.
– Familiarity with conventional Aerospace metallic materials, and manufacturing processes that create flaws, affect fracture properties.
– Understanding of Composite Materials.


This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

– Typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 – 10 years of related
experience. License and certification may be required.
– Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels.
– Ability to work effectively, rationally and quickly in real-time environments of rapid-change, conflicting requirements, and occasional pressure.

Mclaurin is a unique organization with a special focus on combining the best features of research and industry in order to foster innovation. Our organization strongly supports research, publication, and engagement with the academic community. We encourage our employees to remain on the cutting edge of new developments in their respective disciplines. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, and if applicable, a list of relevant publications and research using the contact form below.

US Citizenship and the ability to pass a comprehensive security background investigation is required.

Mclaurin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.