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Orbital Debris Engineer

Company: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.For more information please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Develop, document, integrate, maintain, and operate computer models such as the Object Reentry Survival Analysis Tool (ORSAT) Evaluate the survivability of spacecraft and rocket body components during atmospheric reentry using ORSAT and other computer models.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in experiments to improve models of the space debris environment and atmospheric reentry

  • Evaluate spacecraft and rocket body Orbital Debris Assessment Reports (ODARs) and end-of-mission plans (EOMPs)

  • Work closely with JETS Orbital Debris Research & Science Operations (ODRSO) colleagues and NASA Orbital Debris Program Oce (ODPO) customers

  • Support and participate in technical interchange meetings

  • Present work products to customers and counterparts (written & verbal)

  • Perform other duties as requiredPerform other duties as required



    • BS degree in Engineering from an accredited school and a minimum of 2- 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

    • Experience with structural and thermal modeling Experience with a high-level computer language

    • Must meet eligibility requirements to receive and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance

    • US citizen or Permanent Resident.


      • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited university

      • Experience with spacecraft and/or rocket body hardware design and implementation

      • Experience with C/C++, FORTRAN77/95, and Python

      • Experience with MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS Experience with material science Experience with laboratory testing

      • Experience with high-speed aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics

      • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team

      • Demonstration of strong communication skills

      • Demonstration of creativity, conception, vision, and personal initiative

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Inc., Houston , Orbital Debris Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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