Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Guidance Navigation and Control Flight Controller (Supporting NASA at Johnson Space Center)
This position provides Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) flight control and training support to the Orion, and SLS Programs within the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Flight Operations Directorate (FOD. Duties will require successfully completing a training and skill certification process. The individual may subsequently attain additional certifications required to train astronauts, flight controllers, and other NASA and International Partner mission operations personnel.
Specific duties include maintaining a safe environment for astronauts onboard the spacecraft: monitoring of real-time telemetry and performance of launch and spacecraft systems; controlling SLS and Orion vehicle systems from mission control; reporting status and anomalies to mission management; determining mission impacts and implementing corrective actions; test and verification of operational products and analysis; integrating requirements with other systems and organizations; and the development and maintenance of operations products such as flight rules, console procedures, and technical references. Individuals in this position may interface directly with the NASA customer, subcontractors, International Partners, and commercial vendors. Certified flight controllers may work evenings and weekend shifts. As a certified Instructor, the individual will support training shifts as needed, develop training materials, participate in the conduct of simulations, and instruct crew and mission operations utilizing a variety of media and facilities.
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or other technically related area plus 10 years of experience is required. Previous certifications or experience as a Flight Controller is highly desired. Prefer GNC system experience with spaceflight vehicles. General knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to real-time operations is essential. Previous experience with or course work in basic engineering, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft flight dynamics is desired. Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills are mandatory. Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and coordinate a wide range of tasks. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to progress through flight controller and instructor certifications.
Candidate must be able to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment. Candidate should be a self-starter who excels in a dynamic environment that requires him/her to work effectively both alone or as part of a team. Candidate is required to pass a standard flight controller physical examination and pass security clearances. Shift work (nights, weekends, and holidays) is required. Candidate must be able to support infrequent travel domestically or internationally. Russian, Japanese, or European language skills are a plus. Understanding of personal computers and LAN architecture including routers, and wireless communication devices desired for specific flight control assignments.
Successful candidates must be able to apply for and successfully receive and maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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