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Materials and Process (M&P) Engineer

Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. Pasadena, CA
  • Expired: January 22, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Full time | Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. | United States

Posted On 01/21/2021

Job Information

Job Opening ID 3188


City Pasadena

State/Province California


Job Description

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

Estimated duration of 6 months with the potential for extension or conversion.

W2 with full benefits

Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Labor Category: Mechanical Engineer III


Job Description:

As the Materials and Processes Engineer, you will be working for JPL's Propulsion, Thermal and Materials Engineering Section which provides leadership and unique world-class expertise in a wide range of technologies and technical discipline areas of chemical and electrical propulsion, thermal, materials, contamination control, analytical chemistry, geochemical instruments, physics-based modeling, and multiphase flow.

Your responsibilities include:

• Support the Materials Testing Laboratory service center

• Provide materials laboratory support for thermal vacuum testing, surface preparation, and adhesive bonding

• Perform moderately complex job functions and activities within assigned area.

• Partner with other engineers to draft and execute sample testing plans.

• Work independently on day-to-day assignments under minor supervision; typically receiving general or detailed instructions on new assignments.

• Use applicable policies, procedures and practices as guides to determine work methods and deliver results.

• Provide work direction to other personnel or part-time students.

• Some use of creativity and innovation.

• Exercise judgment in applying applicable policies, procedures and practices to new situations to determine appropriate action.

• Consult with others as needed.

• Some interactions with customers from outside own organization.

• Some contact with peers at other organizations outside JPL.

• Participate on a team within own organization; may participate on a team outside own organization.

Required Skills:

• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

• Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 10 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with 7 years of related experience. High school diploma or associates degree with a minimum of 15 years of related experience.

• A strong background in environmental and thermal vacuum testing, including vacuum systems and data acquisition, including vacuum and temperature controller configuration and installation.

• Some programming experience in LabView (or similar)

• Knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to materials identification, testing and characterization.

Desired Skills:

• Relevant experience in the aerospace industry.

• Experience with electronic circuits, strain gages, Wheatstone bridge snseors, thermocouples, linear variable differential transformers, pressure gages and transducers.

• Background in environmental and vacuum testing of materials, parts (structural or electronic), analysis and interchanged with design personnel.

• Experience in metallography, adhesive bonding, and failure analysis

• Knowledge of JPL policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

• Previous experience generating reports and/or presentations related to testing and experimentation.

• Experience interfacing with vendors, subcontractors, or University partners developing complex hardware, with space hardware preferred.

• Very good working knowledge of Word, Power Point, Excel and other standard computer office tools.

Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.


Pasadena, CA
91122 USA