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Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide. 


The Thermal Protection System (TPS) Process and Test Engineer will support the Non­Metallic Materials Branch at MSFC in developing and qualifying cryogenic TPS materials. Primary duties will include test planning generation and test coordination within the Non­Metallic Materials Branch for qualification effort at MSFC. The engineer will coordinate the test plans through the TPS facility, the Materials Test Branch and internal and external organizations to facilitate continued testing and production of test hardware for the qualification effort.



  •  A BS degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required.  Typically, educational and experience requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 10 years of experience, Masters with at least 12 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of experience.  This position requires 10 years of materials development, qualification, and certification experience. 
  • Experience with the design, development, manufacture and testing of non­metallic materials is also required. Direct experience with cryogenic TPS materials is a plus.
  • Experience with NASA qualification methodologies is preferred.
  • The candidate should be experienced with developing and executing detailed work/test instructions and be able to facilitate equipment trouble shooting by developing procedures and documenting findings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers, technicians and management.
  • The ability to develop technical papers/presentations and deliver to potential lab customers and at conferences is preferred.  


Work Environment

 Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).


Physical Requirements

 Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).


Equipment and Machines

 Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).



U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement


Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin 


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