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. 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.