Geocent Recruiting Team

  • JSEG Blast and Debris Engineer

    Job ID 2018-5167
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Category
    Engineering
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    NASA
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Research, analysis, test, and modeling will be performed with the full rigor of an engineering analysis requiring clear
    problem identification, evaluation of alternatives, analytical assessments as necessary to evaluate alternatives. Findings
    will be reported in a clear, concise and technically understandable format.
    - Ability to develop, code, and apply physics-based models for the prediction of thermal environments, blast and debris
    environments, pressure vessel ruptures, and propellant explosions.
    - Highly skilled with MATLAB and its application with modeling and simulation.
    - Experience designing, testing and measuring gaseous Hydrogen/Oxygen, Methane/Oxygen, and Kerosene/Liquid
    Oxygen explosion over-pressures for the development of blast models.
    - Familiarity with the design and fabrication of experimental test apparatus and structures.
    - Capacity to implement and maintain data acquisition systems including National Instruments hardware/software and
    Programmable Logic Controllers.
    - Capability to sort, catalog, and analyze debris from launch vehicle failures for input into empirical models.
    - Experience handling explosives, cryogenic liquids, flammable gasses, and high-pressure systems.

    Qualifications

    A Master of Science degree in an engineering discipline synergistic with space vehicle design (e.g., aerospace,
    electrical, mechanical, physics, propulsion, engineering science, chemical, etc.) from an ABET-accredited university
    is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of
    experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.
    Requirements:
    - Experience with empirical modeling and the physics of the effects of explosive blasts on launch vehicle payloads.
    - Experience testing gaseous Hydrogen/Oxygen, Methane/Oxygen, and Kerosene/liquid Oxygen.
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    - Ability to acquire certifications to handle propellants and explosives as well as operate hydrogen and high-pressure
    systems.
    Knowledge of thermal, blast wave and fragmentation aspects of the blast event are highly desirable.

    Due to this government contract, all candidates must be a US Citizen.

    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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