Mechanisms Engineer Job - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Mechanisms Engineer (Job Number:441171)


SAIC is seeking a mid-level Mechanisms Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Restore-L program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Restore-L mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Satellite Servicing Project Division (SSPD) managed mission. Restore- L is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the Restore-L Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the Restore-L Mission through an integrated team at GSFC.



- Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience


The candidate shall have a strong technical base in the following areas:

- Five years or more of mechanical engineer experience, i.e. development, manufacture, assembly, and test of space-flight mechanisms
- Experience with CREO, or equivalent CAD software
- Knowledge of NASA mechanical/mechanism design criteria and standard practices preferred
- Firm grasp and understanding of ANSI drafting and tolerance standards required
- Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic group environment
- Knowledge of materials, treatments, and coatings related to space-flight design and operation of mechanisms
- Understanding of advanced fabrication and manufacturing methods
- Experience with Configuration Management Systems (TDMS, Windchill, equivalent)
- Knowledge of mechanical design as it relates to 1-G mechanism development, testing, and operations
- Demonstrated experience with space robotics, vision systems, end-effectors and tools
- Environmental testing experience (thermal, vibration, shock) as it relates to verification and validation of ground and space-flight hardware
- Ability to create and tolerance individual piece-parts and assembly drawings
- Ability to develop flight operational procedures
- Candidate should have a Bachelors degree in related discipline and five years related experience; or Masters degree or three years related experience.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2018, 12:57:55 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-GREENBELT
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Other Clearance
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time