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    This senior contamination control technician (CCT) position in Code 546 supports flight projects, like Capture/Containment and Return System (CCRS). CCRS is a high priority flight project at GSFC. The CCT cleans and samples critical hardware, consults on handling critical surfaces and trains hardware leads to maintain these surfaces. The CCT will meet with hardware leads to understand hardware restrictions to develop and maintain tailored contamination procedures.

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    • Develop and implement cleanliness control plans, and procedures.
    • Measure contamination buildup to verify cleanliness budget predictions, cleanliness level requirements, perform cleaning procedures and techniques, cleanroom facility cleanliness.
    • Perform precision cleaning and inspections to achieve cleanliness levels using a variety of touch and non-touch cleaning techniques, such as CO2, wipes, flushes, air/nitrogen blowoff, vacuuming, and other advanced techniques.
    • Assess specialized Branch equipment operation and facility and hardware contamination protocols for impact on space and instrument surfaces. Utilize microscopy techniques.
    • Identify, develop, integrate, and oversee contamination monitoring systems and elements; evaluate ground/space environment contamination design requirements/limitations that affect spacecraft and instrument performance.
    • Analyze/test contamination accumulation to evaluate orbit performance of contamination sensitive surfaces. Resolve contamination issues on system performance, configuration, component definition, and operational capabilities.
    • Measure/predict particulate fallout contamination using image analysis and tapelift sampling during spacecraft and instrument component testing in cleanrooms and during systems level thermal vacuum.
    • Develop monitoring plans to ensure spacecraft cleanliness requirements are met. Sample and interpret nonvolatile residue data to ensure molecular cleanliness requirements are within acceptable limits.
    • Use planetary protection sample protocol process and methods to analyze flight/ground support hardware with the Lead Planetary Protection engineer.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0802 Engineering Technical

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