Technical Staff, Test Engineer

Position ID: MCL-ENG-06092022

Posting Date: June 9, 2022

Location: Houston, TX

Mclaurin Aerospace is currently seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to fill a Technical Staff position in the area of test engineering supporting NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Mclaurin Aerospace Technical Staff provide critical expertise to government sponsors supporting programs of national significance.

In this position, the candidate will:

  • Work with internal and external customers to execute hypervelocity impact testing campaigns.
  • Develop impact test program plans based on customer requirements.
  • Conduct test readiness reviews with program stakeholders.
  • Coordinate impact test schedules and priorities with customers and remote test facilities.
  • Monitor and report daily status of impact testing activities.
  • Perform post-test damage analysis of impacted test samples.
  • Deliver written reports documenting results of impact test programs.
  • Present work products to customers and counterparts (written & verbal).
  • Support and participate in technical interchange meetings.
  • Support other activities in the HVIT Group as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Technical Staff provide industry-leading technical expertise to government and prime contractor sponsors, and perform simulations, analyses, and designs, often working with representatives of multiple disciplines to optimize software integration across diverse elements and vehicles while supporting an integrated program and/or mission goal.


BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

Relevant skills include:

  • Effective problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must be willing to travel to remote test facilities as needed.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with the customer and other participants through regular engagement in task team meetings, technical interchange meetings, and program reviews. Experience with Microsoft Office products is also required.

Candidates with experience in any of the following are preferred and will be given special consideration:

  • Working knowledge of digital cameras, photo capture techniques, and digital editing software
  • Experience developing and coordinating engineering test programs

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.