Jacobs Radiation Effects Engineer in Greenbelt, Maryland
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This job will be based in Huntsville, Alabama.
Project Support Cradle to Grave
Support projects during pre-Phase A and Phase A to help evaluate the radiation risk protocol for the project and recommend early processes in support of this protocol.
Support the first stage of a project in the development of the top-level requirements for the radiation environments. Work with the chief engineer and mission safety to develop flow down requirements that are verifiable.
Coordinate with MSFC Natural Environments Branch to develop the radiation environments specification based on the project’s concept of operation documents.
Support the development of the triad of radiation documents for the project, requirements, environment specification and the radiation control plan, for flow down to all systems and subcontractors.
Ensure the requirements are all verifiable.
Ensure the radiation environment specification includes all applicable radiation environments and details the entire mission concept of operation.
Write the radiation control plan. This plan is to include, but not limited to, the radiation roles and responsibilities, project organization, all system control plan requirements, acceptable testing standards, reporting standards, test data analysis standards and detailed verification requirements.
Support development of Parts Lists reviews, Testing, Analyses.
All system parts lists will be reviewed, or subcontractor delivered reviews, for the radiation effects of concern and the development of any testing requirements.
For all parts that require testing: Development and/or review of a test plan, the coordination of the testing with the test house, and the development and/ or review of the test report.
Perform all radiation analyses based on the test data and system design and develop the system radiation analysis report based on these analyses. All subcontractor delivered analyses must be thoroughly reviewed to ensure all aspects of the control plan are met and sufficient data is available for verification.
Support the project verification team in supplying all applicable system radiation analyses and any other required documentation to support the closing of all radiation requirements.
Support any work required by the project for Anomaly Resolution prior to launch, after launch and activation. And throughout the mission duration.
Small Project Support
Supply support for smaller projects that have limited resources by performing limited testing and analyses to help minimize risk due to the radiation environments.
NASA Electronic Parts & Packaging Program Support
Review and comment on industry standard documents, DLA Land and Maritime documents, NESC documents, etc. that relate to radiation effects.
Support the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council to ensure NASA needs are addressed.
Support any radiation effects research tasks as required.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Education : Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Science or Engineering and 8 years of applicable experience, or a Masters Degree and 7 years of applicable experience, or a PhD and 4 years of applicable experience. This individual must have extensive experience with the effects of ionizing radiation on electronics and electronic components to include experience with NASA and Military Standards.
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)
· Lifting: 35 lbs, 10%
· Climbing: 1%
· Crawling: 1%
· Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Industrial PPE (safety glasses, protective shoes, lab coats, dust masks), 70%
· Unusual physical requirements: 0%
· High noise level: 1%
· Other: Must be comfortable working in in a laboratory environment, 80%
Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)
· Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Laboratory or Indoor setting, 80%
· Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Some field work, up to 20%
· Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Working with electricity and possibly high voltage/amperage. Working with radiation sources (x-ray).
· Travel/transportation requirements: 15%
· Other: Computer work
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)
· Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers
· Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: None
· Tools used in trade - which ones?: hand tools, 10%
· Other: Laboratory equipment including temperature, pressure, flow rate measurement devices, sifting equipment, 60%
Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)
· Overtime, regular days, off days: Regular days
· Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 1 st shift, core hours 9:00AM – 3:00PM
· Necessity for regular attendance: Critical
· Urgency for punctuality: Urgent
Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)
Serve as NASA lead for the effects of radiation on EEE and other electronic components.
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