ECLSS - Chemical Process Engineer
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Contribute to multiple projects involving development of gas treatment and air handling systems in spacecraft life support systems
- Work closely with multiple department teams to accomplish ECLSS manufacturing and assembly goals.
- Take on end-to-end responsibility for component after-market modification, integration and testing to flight qualification
- Hands-on work with after-market modifications to include assembly
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering with courses in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanics of Machine design
- Minimum of two years experience in chemical process engineering that includes air handling and/or Thermal Oxidizer scrubbers for removal of trace gas chemical contaminants from process air flows
- Four years experience with hands-on plumbing and electrical work in air handling
- Experience with prototype system build-outs to production-level manufacturing for first-of-kind vehicle systems is required
- Experience with custom fabrication of aircraft or other high performance vehicle plumbing and fluid components
- Experience with GC/MS and FTIR lab instrumentation a plus
- Enthusiasm for space systems applications
- Experience with aircraft, race car, performance marine or other high performance vehicle sub-system after market modification, especially in high-pressure air and pure oxygen hardware fabrication and testing
- Familiarity with air scrubbers and air purification systems
- Comfortable working in a laboratory environment
- Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License a plus
- Good written and oral communication skills
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999. Our headquarters are located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our mission is to provide affordable destinations serving many diverse uses and customers, whether those destinations are located in low Earth orbit, deep space or on a foreign body.
In 2006 and 2007, we successfully launched and deployed Genesis I and II. On April 8, 2016 we launched the BEAM, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, on contract with NASA to the International Space Station. The BEAM is a technology demonstrator to promote the viability of expandable habitat technology.