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Ast, Liquid Propulsion Systems

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 5 months ago

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Serves as a AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems Engineer in the Valves, Actuators, and Ducts, Design and Development Branch (ER33). Responsibilities include serving as a Center consultant, lead engineer, technical advisor, and mentor in the design, analysis, test, integration, and operation of rocket engine and propulsion system components.

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Provide expert advice and consultation on rocket engine, main propulsion systems, spacecraft propulsion systems, auxiliary propulsion system valves, actuators, lines, ducts, flex joints, miscellaneous fluid components and systems.

Develop test designs, analysis methodologies, new work concepts, and operational requirements for contemporary and future rocket engine and propulsion systems.

Lead and coordinate mechanical design solutions for complex valves, actuators, lines, ducts, flex joints, miscellaneous fluid components, and fluid systems for rocket engines and propulsion systems.

Evaluate design criteria and practices, analyses, specifications, facilities, test practices and results, to ensure proper design, integration, verification, performance, and compatibility with schedule and costs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

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Who May ApplyThis job is open toAgency Employees Only:

  • Current (MSFC) civil service employees on career, career conditional, non-competitive, and NASA term appointments with conversion eligibility

  • Current NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement

You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


In addition to the Basic Education Requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service, which equipped the applicant with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position described above.

Application of mechanical and aerospace engineering theory, principles, techniques and practices to develop liquid propulsion systems and components for space-borne operations, such as, liquid propellant rocket engineering, mechanical design, determining behavior of materials, conducting stress analysis, cryogenics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, mechanics, and related testing; providing engineering advice and guidance concerning design, development, testing, and evaluation of solenoid valves, electromechanical valves, miscellaneous fluid components, and fluid systems for in-space propulsion, including hypergolic systems; recommending technical solutions related to issues encountered in developing propulsion systems and space vehicles; and, collaborating with engineers from different teams, branches, and/or departments providing technical advice to address problems that impact systems integration (e.g., addressing critical timelines, resource allocation, compatibility of systems and subsystems, and project performance).


Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

*Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.

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Ast, Liquid Propulsion Systems

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration