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 01/21/2021Job Information
Job Opening ID 3188
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
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.
• 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.
• 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.