The Environmental branch manages life support, internal thermal control and Emergency response systems for ISS and Exploration vehicles.
The Environmental and Thermal Operating Systems (ETHOS) flight controller and instructors manage the execution and training for crew on life support systems that include monitoring the oxygen, nitrogen, ventilation, CO2 scrubbing, total and partial pressure sensors, trace contaminant removal, vacuum resources for payloads, water recovery and recycling, and urine processing systems.
Within the internal thermal control systems, ETHOS operates the low and moderate temperature water loops located in the US Lab, Node 2, and Node 3 modules, and manages the shell heaters located on every US module.
Consumables tracking, trending, and planning is also a major and dynamic function that ETHOS deals with on a daily basis.
Troubleshooting system failures and assisting in planning crew repair activities is also common within the ETHOS console due to the high number of unique and critical systems that are required for crew health and ISS habitability.
ETHOS flight controllers and instructors have the significant and critical role of leading the flight control teams and crew in responding to vehicle emergencies including fire, rapid depressurization and a toxic atmosphere.
As a certified flight controller, primary responsibilities include supporting 24/7 real time ops, providing training, and providing technical expertise as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering.
This is an entry level position with two years or less equivalent experience/combined education.
Knowledge of engineering principles with background or experience with environmental or thermal systems curricula is highly desired.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills are mandatory.
Candidate must be able to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective, decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment.
Candidate should be a self-starter who excels in a dynamic environment that requires him/her to work effectively both alone or as part of a team.
Upon entry into a flight-controller certification program, the candidate will be required to pass a standard flight controller physical examination.
Shift work (nights, weekends, and holidays) is required.
Candidate must be able to support infrequent travel domestically or internationally.
This position requires successful completion of a government background check before commencement of employment and the ability to produce documentation proving US citizenship.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Aerospace Engineering
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