Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Spacecraft Mechanisms Integration and Test Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(4/6/2021 12:14 PM)
# of Openings


Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 8 month with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Mechanical Engineer II


Job Description:

We are looking for an engineer to help develop and execute tests on various testbeds for the Sampling System of a technology maturation conceptual mission to Europa called Europa Lander. As an Integration and Test Engineer you will help in the assembly, integration, and testing of the robotic sampling systems being evaluated on the various testbeds. This sampling system will enable the collection of Europa surface samples and deliver the samples to various science instruments aboard the lander. This job requires creativity as well as attention to detail in order to develop and execute tests that can prove that the mechanisms will be capable of achieving the mission objectives.

Some challenges you will tackle:
• Develop tests that can show that an electro-mechanical system meets its engineering requirements
• Perform tests on multiple testbeds and collaborate with team members to communicate engineering data
• Design and develop hardware infrastructure required for testing
• Develop and author test procedures
• Perform testing on a highly complex robotic subsystem
• Troubleshoot problems in mechanisms, software, and control algorithms
• Collect and analyze performance data to ensure that the system functions properly and meets requirements


Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline
• Knowledge of and experience with the development and testing of electro-mechanical systems
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to juggle and prioritize a number of tasks in order to meet commitments with high quality products


Desired Skills :
• Practical experience with CAD modeling software, especially UG-NX
• Working knowledge of data collection hardware and software (i.e. Labview)
• Working knowledge of data analysis tools (i.e. Matlab, Python)
• Ability to quickly troubleshoot complex problems across a broad range of technical disciplines
• Experience with spaceflight hardware development and test
• Experience with robotic systems that interact with unstructured environments
• Knowledge of kinematics and motion planning for serial manipulators


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