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xEMU Safety Engineer RE2A

Houston, Texas
Job Type
23 Sep 2022

Aerodyne Industries

Job Description: Aerodyne Industries is a dynamic, rapidly growing engineering and information technology services firm headquarteredon Florida's exciting Space Coast. With locations throughout the US, we take pride in delivering small business agility with large corporation capabilities. Our list of clients count on us to prepare NASA's Missionsto the Moon and Mars andto defendour nation supporting the Missile Defense Agency and Department of Defense. Join the adventure of a lifetime by becoming a teammate with Aerodyne Industries and work on projects that will define our future.

xEMU Safety Job Description:

Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Units (xEMU) Safety engineers are responsible for safety and mission assurance review and assessment of initial requirements, proposed designs, operations concepts, preliminary safety products, and certification of xEMU end-item projects in support of NASA's intended Gateway and Lunar exploration missions. These functions are performed in direct support of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Directorate (NA), the NASA JSC EVA Office (XX), the xEMU Project Team, and the applicable support disciplines of the Gateway and Lunar program offices. xEMU Safety engineers are expected to become intimately familiar with the proposed requirements and operational scenarios associated with xEMU activities for the Gateway vehicle, for the Lunar lander vehicle, and for Lunar surface habitation and operations. This will include assurance of preliminary safety requirements and hazard/risk assessments, and xEMU Safety engineers will be responsible for representing the safety position or informing the SMA Representative of the safety position at various SMA, XX, and xEMU boards and panels. Extensive oral and written communications are expected to occur with multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management. xEMU Safety engineers are expected to function as an integral member of the xEMU engineering, safety, and operations communities.

xEMU Safety engineers are required to complete a training/certification curriculum, and once certified, serve as mentor to other xEMU Safety or cross-training personnel during their on-the-job training. Cross-training opportunities may be available dependent on funding and resource availability. Example secondary certifications are in the following areas: EMU Safety, EVA Quality Engineering, xEVA Safety Operations, and GFE Safety. Currently, travel is expected to be at a minimum, but this is subject to change as Gateway and Lunar program expectations become more clearly defined.

Job Requirements: Required Education/Background:

Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace preferred) or STEM degree (hard science such as math or physics preferred).

Candidate must be a US Citizen

Required skills:

0-5years of experience working with EMU hardware/operations and/or providing safety/reliability support for complex space systems.

Development of Safety or Reliability related products such as hazard reports, FMEAs, and Fault Trees.

Familiar with NASA, DOD, or other industry safety, reliability, and quality processes.

Must possess excellent oral or written skills.

Must possess good interpersonal skills.

Self-starter, self-motivated.

Experience supporting real-time EVA/EMU operations, ground testing, and/or crew training.

Ability to master SMA and Engineering processes for the certification of EMU and EVA tools/equipment.

Must be willing to travel (
Desired Education/Experience:

Working knowledge of International Space Station (ISS) hardware, airlock/EMU systems, their interaction, and their operations.

Experience in the development of spacesuit systems, other critical space hardware, or procedures and flight rules for spacesuit system operations.

Experience in complex programs related to Manned Space Flight at NASA.

Proficient at independent study and data gathering.

Experience in environmental control and life support, thermal control or structural and mechanical systems engineering.

Familiar with human factors and medical-related conditions as they apply to EMU design and operations.

Experience with real-time CORE room or MER/MCC support of EVA/EMU operations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status .

This position is eligible for Level 2 Employee Referral Award Program - To complete the referral form please follow the link below or scan the QR code:

Location: Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX 77058 US (Primary)

Clearance Required: None

Shift Type:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level: Entry Level Less than 2 years

Category: Engineering

Date Needed By:

Job Type: Full-time



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  • Job Reference: 719153393-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: aerodyne industries
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent