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    This position is assigned to the Electromechanical Systems Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Work involves designing, analyzing, and testing of precision structures and mechanisms related to electromechanical and optomechanical systems and instruments used in spacecraft and space flight instrument systems.

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    • Designs and develops precision structures and mechanisms related to electromechanical and optomechanical systems for in-house instruments and spacecraft; provides expert critique of similar systems developed by prime contractors.
    • Advises Center management on the most difficult design and technical issues/problems related to mechanisms, electromechanical and optomechanical systems for aerospace applications.
    • Manages, negotiates, and coordinates with multiple outside parties to ensure that all electromechanical and optomechanical systems meet necessary requirements and schedules.
    • Manages the work of engineer teams to develop, trouble-shoot, test, and qualify mechanism and electromechanical systems.
    • Chairs subordinates, peer reviews, and critical reviews of flight systems, mechanisms, and structures related electromechanical and optomechanical systems.
    • Develops requirements/methods, procedures, budget, and schedules for testing, verifying, and evaluating those requirements for assigned programs or projects.
    • Analyzes unique problems and develops new/improved problem-resolution techniques and methods in such areas as mechanisms, electromechanical, optomechanics, flight systems or instrumentation systems.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0855 Electronics Engineering

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