ECLSS Water Architecture Designer and Fabrication Engineer
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Hands-on fabrication engineer to help develop the spacecraft habitat wide water plumbing architecture
- Lead the physical plumbing of water, wastewater, and waste gas architecture in the spacecraft habitat
- Lead the development of the water and wastewater distribution and collection architecture, the water/wastewater recycle primary processor and its integration into spacecraft water architecture, and development of a waste gas vent/habitat overpressure system
- Work closely with junior engineering talent to show proper application of aerospace fluids hardware in an operational and dynamic environment (i.e. flight systems environment)
- Rapidly fabricate and translate to evolving design plumbing layouts and structural integration into schematics and solid models
- Minimum of five (5) years experience and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with strong knowledge of applied engineering principles in fluid mechanics and structures (Note: Opportunity for practically trained A&P with advanced OJT)
- A&P certification in lieu of degree, minimum 10 years experience in a similar role
- Aircraft flight system plumbing, fluid system maintenance and fluid line rigging experience
- Oxygen and hazardous gas and liquid plumbing experience (rocket propulsion fluid experience highly desired)
- Strong materials and/or hardware knowledge in aerospace valves, pumps, motors, actuators, sensors and related hardware for flight rated systems
- Commercial aircraft fluid systems A&P experience and certification
- Commercial aircraft sanitary plumbing familiarity
- Experience with CAD and/or Solid Works a plus
- Vendor/Subcontractor interface skills (hardware vendor selection, bidding, and QA of simple hardware for fabrication)
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 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Our company’s mission is to provide affordable, human-rated space structures for destinations in low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond to meet the needs of a diverse array of customers.
Since 2006, we have successfully launched and deployed three expandable space structures, to include a human-rated module attached to the International Space Station. Presently, we are working on the research, design, and development of our next generation of human-rated expandable habitats, the B330 spacecraft. We are also currently partnered with NASA to assist with developing commercial and deep space habitation concepts as part of their NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) Habitation Systems program.