Materials and Processes Engineer

Position ID: ADV000819

Posting Date: January 5, 2024

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 Materials and Processes Engineer to join our JETS II contract team at Johnson Space Center.

  • Advise, guide, and provide consultation on requirements for Materials & Processes (M&P) for intravehicular (IVA) and extravehicular (EVA) environments, including materials selection, process control and qualification, design for corrosion prevention, electrical bonding, flammability, toxic offgassing, and processes specification
  • Provide input to program/project specifications and ensure appropriate materials requirements are incorporated into all program/project specifications at the right level
  • Review project/program documentation, specifications, and engineering drawings to ensure M&P requirements are met for spaceflight hardware
  • Assess whether standard vendor processes meet requirements, and if not, clearly define changes that need to be implemented
  • Provide vendors with recommendations for qualification and acceptance testing that will properly satisfy verification of requirements
  • Provide inspection and manufacturing process support for human space flight syste
  • Other duties as required
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering (Metallurgy, Welding, Materials, Materials Science, Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical)
  • 5-10 or more years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering)
  • Previous experience in material selection (metallics and nonmetallics) for electrical components, corrosion prevention, flammability prevention, oxygen compatibility, processes qualification, contamination control, development, test, and evaluation for NASA and/or aerospace projects
  • Structural composites testing and qualification for aerospace applications is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with human space flight system engineering and integration practices
  • Implementation of system requirements into hardware design and development

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.

  • 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
  • Knowledge in materials and processes for space applications, including materials selection (metallics and nonmetallics), design for corrosion prevention and electrical bonding, failure analysis, heat treatment, adhesive bonding, contamination control, etc.
  • Familiar with metallic and nonmetallic materials specifications, properties, testing
  • Knowledge in engineering drawing review for materials and processes
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to critically assess manufacturing/material processes and designs
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a multidisciplinary field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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.