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Mechanical Systems Engineer - Tunnel 9 - 2849

Silver Spring, MD
Job Title: Mechanical Systems Engineer - Tunnel 9 - 2849
Department/Branch: Mission Execution
Functional Branch: Engineering
Position Type: 
Regular, Full-Time 
Grade Level: 32-33

Job Summary
Work will be performed at the AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9 (Tunnel 9) located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tunnel 9 provides aerodynamic simulation critical to hypersonic system development and hypersonic vehicle technologies at speeds from Mach 7 to Mach 18.

About NAS: 
NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force to ensure the long-term viability of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) while ensuring mission success, ultimately securing AEDC’s long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and ground testing.

Job Duties:
Systems Engineers provide engineering functions to support wind-tunnel testing at Tunnel 9. The candidate will take ownership of major systems, coordinate facility and equipment improvement projects, follow project lifecycle (planning, budgeting, schedule, execution); perform mechanical design of tunnel components and interface hardware; develop design drawing packages; develop/review analysis for mechanical, structural and stress analysis reports.
This position, under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer, provide the following engineering services:
  • Provide system engineering functions to support wind-tunnel testing at Tunnel 9:
  • Respond when systems malfunction during a test, troubleshooting and directive corrective maintenance activities (or calling in the appropriate systems engineer for additional support), ensuring a timely return to service
  • Perform root cause failure analyses and other equipment performance analyses when systems or processes fail and recommend remedial actions
  • Conduct and write up system safety hazard analyses and write clear work instructions
  • Update and maintain system documentation for systems of responsibility
  • Develop estimates for small improvement projects and test projects
  • Assist skilled technical staff with troubleshooting and oversee their work; provide leadership and guidance
  • Communicate clearly and utilize various methods of communication
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university and 0 to 3 years of relevant engineering work experience.
  • Current United States Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with an M.S. degree or work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Hands on mechanical design, maintenance, or operations experience acquired through previous employment, education, or internship.
  • Experience using solid modeling software.
  • Experience performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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