This unique opportunity is part of JPL's Mechanical Systems Engineering, Fabrication and Test Division that engages in research, technology development, and the creation of advanced mechanical, thermal, propulsion, and electronic packaging systems with expertise that spans the full breath of mechanical disciplines and is applied from architectural concept development through operations. As a Mechanical Engineer III, you will be working for the Payload and Small Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Section (355), which is responsible for the structures, mechanisms, and mechanical systems engineering of payloads and small spacecraft across all phases of the mission lifecycle.
• Serve as a Mechanical Integration Engineer for a JPL flight project
• Work in a collaborative environment to design, analyze, build and test Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and tooling on a flight project.
• Lead the development of storyboards depicting the Mechanical Integration and Test (I&T) flow to determine MGSE, technical personnel, facilities, and tools that are required for a flight project
• Interface with engineers, analysts, designers, manufacturing specialists, machine shop, flight techs, and project staff.
• Establish requirements, and specify interfaces for flight hardware for MGSE under development.
• Lead the development of procedures for the testing, usage, and set-up of MGSE designed for flight project I&T.
• Coordinate the deployment and usage of MGSE to a flight project, including setting up critical reviews of MGSE prior to delivery.
• Plan critical mechanical integration operations in a clean room environment.
• Advise the Project as an MGSE subject matter expert in critical MGSE conceptualization and trade study decisions.
• Guide other engineers on the team in best practices for the development of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment.