Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer
General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Senior (8+ years)
Travel: 0 - 25
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Job Summary General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.
Whether a specific satellite for a specific mission or a constellation of interconnected spacecraft, the GA-EMS Space Systems team is re-defining how customers can access the possibilities of space. GA-EMS offers modular and scalable satellite platforms backed with a history of operational flight experience to support defense, civil, commercial, and academic mission requirements.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Englewood, CO.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide proactive and pragmatic mission assurance engineering support as part of an integrated satellite project team.
- Support projects to ensure that they are delivering to contractual mission assurance requirements and applicable plans.
- Collect, document and present, as required, mission assurance related information.
- Support project teams in management of discrepancies and bugs, working with the integrated satellite project team to address and close.
- Support project teams in the management of engineering changes.
- Manage and process requests for waiver and deviation of requirements in conjunction with the satellite system engineers, and wider project team.
- Support mandatory inspection points as needed, involving review of documentation and general verification of the status.
- Liaise with all levels of project team and engineering staff on mission assurance related matters and support other teams / disciplines as necessary.
- Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve engineering problems.
- Identify deviations from quality standards and provide guidance and mitigation.
- Ensure effective quality control processes are being used and tracked
- Chair Program Material Review and Failure Review Boards.
- Monitor and support corrective actions, assure appropriate preventive action prior to approval
- Lead Program Parts, Material and Process Control Board (PMPCB), provide minutes, and communicate results as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- Technical background working in an environment in which mission assurance is a major consideration.
- Experience with Failure Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) analysis and testing.
- Experience with Failure Modes Effects and Criticality (FMECA) analysis.
- Be able to assess space parts levels, compare to requirements, and set up test plans for deltas.
- Be able to assist with incoming electro-mechanical receiving inspection including review of space parts testing certification and acceptability.
- Experience with quality management of hardware design, mechanical design, software design and production/flight hardware.
- Experience with AS9100 or similar QA standards or methodologies.
- Ability to understand projects are scalable based on customer needs and requirements.
- Experience in space technologies or similar engineering background would be preferable.
- Experience in a project led design and development environment.
- A working understanding of some of the following technologies/disciplines would be an advantage: analogue / digital electronics and components, satellite integration and test
- Familiarity with the satellite system life cycle, including launch, commissioning and operations.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
- Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Must be able to work extended hours as required.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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