The Aerospace Component Parts Engineer will support the Glenn Research Center (GRC) Safety , Mission Assurance Power Propulsion Element (PPE) and other Lunar Gateway Projects and is responsible for reviewing all parts for reliability related performance and advises the projects on part selection, conducts scientific experiments or theoretical analysis to determine the physical behavior of parts in a space-like radiation environment, oversees part procurement to ensure compliance with engineering requirements and maintains part inventories.
The Component Parts Engineer will:
- Provide evaluation of supplier design(s) and comparisons against NASA reference design(s), using NASA EEE Parts standards and methods.
- Review components by name and supplier submitted during design and hardware development for parts qualification, counterfeit parts prevention, screening, and EEE parts problem resolution.
- Perform Government and Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) searches on hardware parts and components to ensure parts are not included in the GIDEP database and to support major project reviews.
- Analyze the GRC in-house design, and review/concur on supplier's analysis relating to radiation effects in the anticipated environment. Stay current with the latest developments within the EEE parts community and counterfeit parts prevention through the use of GIDEP and its database. Conduct parts list searches for projects to ensure components have not been identified with known issues. Support the development of parts procurement specifications based on project reliability and assurance requirements.
- Apply advanced understanding of electronic parts and project risk to define part quality requirements at onset of project work.
- Provide design evaluations and associated risk(s) to project as requested, and for major milestone reviews per project schedule.
- Provide recommendations on EEE, Complex Electronics and Mechanical part requirements and specifications per project schedule.
- Provide analysis of radiation effects on the PPE flight hardware.
- Provide procurement requirements as requested. Advise project management on highly complex electronic part selections that maximize reliability while considering schedule and cost constraints.
- Report status for all elements of the electronic parts program to project management at monthly and project reviews.
- Serve as an essential team member within the project, ensuring part reviews, screening, testing, and procurement meet project schedule and budget.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science/Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related technical discipline and a minimum of 8-10 years of related experience.
- Thorough knowledge and experience of NASA EEE and Mechanical Parts policy, requirements and practices to support the development of parts procurement specifications, based on project reliability and assurance requirements, type of mission, and the ability to meet mission environmental conditions. Knowledge of radiation effects in the deep-space environment desired. Experience in component engineering.
- Ability to multi-task with an established track record of meeting milestone schedules.
- Candidate must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, for presentations, reports, and other uses.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work well with cross-functional teams, design engineers, line management, and project management.
- Previous experience at NASA or other Federal Agencies is preferred.
- Knowledge of Military, NASA, and JEDEC specifications and requirements related to electronic parts.
Due to contract requirements, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence status is required.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Electrical Engineering
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