Valve Design and Development Engineer - ESSCA

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

This position is with Dynetics Technical Solutions, Inc. (DTS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynetics, Inc. DTS, Inc., is seeking a talented Valve Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

This work is in support of NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center's Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract through the Jacobs Space Exploration Group. The successful candidate will provide valuable insight and problem resolution for NASA space flight projects.

Activities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Reviewing valve designs, test reports, and manufacturing data to ensure compliance to aerospace standards.
  • Provide risk assessments for areas of non-compliance and develop and present your position to Engineering Review Boards including recommendations to lower the risk.
  • Interact with systems and component engineers including attending meetings, formulating recommendations, and developing integrated work packages.
  • Perform on-site visits to review and provide comments on test set-ups such as thermal vacuum testing, and vibration testing.
  • Perform failure investigations and provide corrective action recommendations.


    Basic Qualifications

    Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required.

    Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of:

    • BS with at least 8 years of experience
    • Masters with at least 6 years of experience
    • Ph.D., with a minimum 2 years of experience

    Required experience / skills in at least one of the following areas:

    • Aerospace propulsion systems engineering such as developing specifications for Main Propulsion System or Engine Valves Lines and Ducts.
    • Design of aerospace, aircraft, medical, or industrial valves.
    • Valve acceptance or qualification testing.


    Other Qualifications

    Desired experience / skills:

    • Strong knowledge of aerospace standards, acceptance, and qualification testing requirements and practices such as NASA-STD-5017 “DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MECHANISMS”, and SMC-S-016, “TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR LAUNCH, UPPER-STAGE AND SPACE VEHICLES”.
    • Detailed knowledge of valve design with an understanding of valve design attributes such as force margin, and use of redundant seals for controlling leakage of hazardous fluids.
    • Propulsion system design, analysis, and verification testing. 
    • Knowledge of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and risk assessments.


    Security Requirements

    Candidate must be a US Citizen.

    Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.


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