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Mechanical Design and Test Engineer I - Space Systems

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

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

Support Johnson Space Center's activities on the International Space Station and space exploration

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Johnson Space Center's activities on the International Space Station and space exploration
  • Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop design solutions
  • Design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems
  • Design unique tests fixtures and methods for various test programs
  • Develop required system documentation such as procedures and hazard analyses
  • Maintain a high level of technical excellence for all tasks to ensure the highest quality of technical products including test setups, test operations, development setups, development operations, documentation generation, execution, and closeout
  • Perform engineering design evaluations
  • Perform extensive testing on space hardware
  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Produce engineering drawings conforming to applicable standards
  • Perform dimensional fit analysis including thermal effects
  • Perform functional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses
  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Produce other required design documentation
  • Gathering and documenting test requirements
  • Authorizing test preparation plan that includes requirements, cost, and schedule
  • Overseeing test preparation with test facility engineering
  • Leading fuel cell test operations
  • Reviewing and presenting test data to the fuel cell test team.
  • Identifying potential safety risks and over-see implementation of hazard mitigation.
  • Identifying technical risks and oversee implementation of mitigation.
  • Participate in fuel test planning and technical review meetings within JSC and with other NASA centers.
  • Understand fuel cell membrane electrode assembly fabrication and in situ electrochemical diagnostics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


    • This position reports to the Program Manager


      • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school
      • Must have the ability to produce drawings, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis, including thermal effects, and support design with standard hand calculations for fit, function, and structural strength
      • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience using solid modeling CAD software
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Must have a working knowledge of machine shop processes and familiarization with the structural and thermal analysis process in the development of hardware
      • Must have experience with pressure, thermal, vacuum systems
      • Must have knowledge of fluid, pneumatic, and hydrostatic systems
      • Must have knowledge of fluid systems and components. This includes basic fluid component types and functions as well as the operation of gaseous oxygen and hydrogen systems


        • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
        • Experience designing and testing hardware
        • Knowledgeable in high-pressure mechanical systems and fuel cells
        • Project management experience

          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.

          Closing Statement

          As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact employees, workplaces, families and communities, many of Oceaneering's clients are requiring that all individuals working at their sites be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, including employees of Oceaneering and other contractors. Accordingly, only individuals who are, or are willing to be, fully vaccinated before their start date are eligible for this position. Any applicant selected for this position will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date.

Keywords: Oceaneering, Houston , Mechanical Design and Test Engineer I - Space Systems, Other , Houston, Texas

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