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Thrust Vector Controls Engineer

Thrust Vector Controls Engineer

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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. 


  • Development and integration of the elements and components to meet the safety, technical, and program (cost and schedule) objectives of the overall systems
  • Evaluate systems program risks associated with the design, and identification of any safety concerns regarding the design
  • Provide support for trade studies and issue resolution as well as to requirements definition and flow down
  • Coordinate with the appropriate MSFC engineering disciplines to conduct independent assessments necessary to effectively evaluate Thrust Vector Control (TVC) Systems
  • Assess designs, including impacts of changes to systems performance, identification of the technical risks associated with the design, and identification of any safety concerns regarding the design 
  • Provide analytical support for trade studies, design analysis, test, flights, and evaluation of models 
  • This position requires electrical engineers who have a strong desire to apply their skills towards the design cycle development and insight into flight vehicle avionics, controls, test, logic design, and integrated test to assist our NASA customer with the overall development of America’s premier human rated deep space exploration vehicle.
  • Interface with senior engineers and aerospace technicians who are available to provide guidance and mentoring to quickly ramp you up to increased levels of responsibility
  • Apply knowledge of operational requirements to assist ESSSA engineers in maintenance and operational support for the SLS TVC systems used with both Core and Booster elements of the vehicle
  • Provide electrical diagrams, circuit control drawings and simulated active models to assist with build phase bread-boarding prototypes
  • Analyze data logs and results for documentation




Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 12 years of experience, Masters with at least 15 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience.


A Ph.D. with 15 years experience is preferred along with a high aptitude for solving complex nonlinear equations. 


Excellent Skills and experience required in the following:

  •  Interpersonal and communication skills and strong team commitment   and customer relations
  •  Written and verbal communication skills
  •  Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 

Additional preferred Skills and experience in the following:

  • Planning, organizing, scheduling and resource allocation
  • Hydraulic fluid systems, mechanical motion control, and battery powered control systems
  • Simulink experience or ability to take the class through proficiency soon after employment
  • Prior AIAA student participation and leadership in our local AIAA chapter
  • Specialized academic experience with practicum in controls engineering
  • Industry and/or lab experience with motion controlled kinematic systems
  • Matlab and Simulink
  • Working within an IPT and/or collaborative team development environment


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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