NASA Robot Arm Electrical Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Robot Arm Electrical Engineer to support activities on the OMES II contract in support of the 0n-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing OSAM-1 program NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division.  This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 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. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test, and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.


The engineer will support the OSAM-1 Robot Arm team. The OSAM-1 Robot Arm Team supports the actuator build and test activities.

Job duties include:


  • Lead for Safe To Mate, functional and verification procedures.  Review and disposition nonconformances
  • Manage schedule associated with FTSE and RPA.  Provide additional guidance for technical concerns and priority to the Harness Lead
  • Implement and verify Robot Arm Level 5 Electrical requirements
  • Coordinate component and support system analysis, including EMI, to support arm build and test including FTSS / Flex / RPAs / Motors / Inductosyns
  • Design / drawing / schematic review and peer review coordination of FTSE, RPA, Flex Circuit to closure
  • Compile content for electrical portion of LTU TRR



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or closely related field with 10+ years of related experience
  • Previous role as an avionics box lead desired
  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule
  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risk

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.